Bowlee lies between Heywood and Middleton and during World War II this area was used as an airstrip. Throughout the locality there were a great many RAF warehouses which I assume were supplied by this airstrip.
Bowlee remained derelict for many years until recently Rochdale Council turned the area into a country park.
To my mind the Council have tried to satisfy the needs of too many different categories of people for there is a nature reserve, football fields, golf range and an area for car boot sales plus Nov 5th bonfire and visiting fair.
The nature reserve often looks a little sad and perhaps the pictures that I hope to publish in the coming week will reflect that.
It is however a good place for dog walking ( if you can dodge the mini motor bikes )