Once upon a time in a land far far away – well just outside Shawclough – there was a mysterious wooded land known as Healey Dell. Legend has it that fairies reside here, amidst the forest, the greenery and the water.
Last week the Dell saw many a magical moment in their Fairy House Building Project and the two lucky winners have been chosen. The story goes that the Fairies chapel was hidden bedhind a ledge of rocks, only to be found in 1839. The pulpit, the reading desk and the seats were all clearly visible.
Don’t believe me? Look for yourself. Come down to the Healey Dell Heritage Centre and Vintage Tea Rooms. Straight in the heart of this Nature Reserve and open all over the bank holiday weekend from 10am, the weather has been cited as perfect for exploring this gem in a full and flourishing summer-time.
If you’re really feeling the 50s tea party vibe, why not get your Sunday best on and go down to Full Afternoon Tea at an incredible £15 for two (01706350459, book a few hours in advance) – sandwiches, scones, cream cakes and jam with a pot of tea and coffee of your choice!
They welcome you to park up your car, tie up your bike, and enjoy the beautiful countryside and wildlife, I can imagine with a good cup of tea (but only loose-leaf, tea bags are banned! How posh).
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21 year old University of Manchester graduate from Bamford, Rochdale, loving 50s, plans, polka dots, eurobreaks, acrylics, Capri Sun, Corrie, sweetheart necklines and a good cup of tea. I am a blogger...