Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club


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Welcome to Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club. We are a small friendly rowing club situated on the bank of Hollingworth Lake near Littleborough.  The origins of the club can be traced back to 1872 with the current clubhouse built in 1973. Our inclusive club caters for complete beginners to those more serious rowers aspiring to compete at the highest level.

The club is affiliated to British Rowing and is Clubmark accredited.

The boathouse provides storage for the club’s boats, comprising eights, fours, doubles and singles in a variety of sizes to suit all ages and weights, and for member’s private boats.


Water based training sessions are held on Saturday and Sunday mornings all year round, and during the spring and summer months on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. In the winter months training is land based during the week.


We encourage young people to join the club and our Juniors have had considerable success over the last forty years, many of them winning National Championships, one becoming a World Champion, another a World Silver medalist and two representing the country in the Olympic games. At the other end of the spectrum we have a group of purely recreational rowers.


We also have regular social events in our lounge and function room. The function room, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the lake and Pennine scenery, is available for hire.



Learn 2 Row at HLRC *(currently fully booked)

Have you considered taking up a new hobby, learning new skills and meeting new friends?


Rowing is a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, either in a competitive or recreational way, in single sculling boats or as part of a crew.

At Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club we offer a one off Taster Session free of charge, to adults as well as juniors (under 18).

The Taster Session is a brief introduction to the skills and technical abilities needed in order to take part in the very rewarding sport of rowing.

You will learn the basic rowing stroke on the Concept 2 indoor rowing machine and weather permitting have a chance to develop this skill in a boat on Hollingworth Lake

You will then get the opportunity to apply for one of our Learn to Row courses that are run over a three week period usually at weekends by our British Rowing trained coaches.

The cost of the adult Learn to Row course is £120.00 18 and over. The junior course is £60.00.

At the end of the course you will be offered the chance to become a full member of our friendly, inclusive club.

It is a pre-requisite of our club that you are able to swim 100 metres in light clothing. 

There are three age groups that are taken on a rota system.

(1)  Junior   Age from 12 to 17

(2)  Senior  Age 18 to 27

(3)  Master Age 28 +

(4)  Fill in the form to find out more.

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Keep up to date with all the important events over the year to come.
Saturday 2nd September 2017

Racing over 500m for Eights, Fours, Pairs, Quads, Doubles and Singles in Open, Women’s and Mixed events including Masters and Juniors

Event Poster and Entry table

Let us keep you up to date with all the forthcoming events here at HLRC

For more information about this years events please see HLRC on social media or why not drop us an email.

The North of England Sprint Rowing Championships

Hollingworth Lake 31st August 2019

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Congratulations to all the winners, runners up, and all who took part in one of the largest one day Sprint Rowing Championships in the Country, once again you made the N.O.E.S.R.C such a great event. 


Thank you all for your support.

We look forward to seeing you in 2020.

N.O.E.S.R.C. 2019




Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club


Subscription rates



Rowing – Full £288 (£24 per month)

                 Joint £432 (£44 per month)

Rowing members over the age of 18 years. Couples who are both full rowing members are entitled to joint membership


Rowing – Junior   £192 (£16 per month) 

Rowing members under the age of 18 years

Reduced to £14 per month if Parent/Guardian is also a full member.


Rowing – Student   £192 (£16 per month)

Rowing members over the age of 18 years in full time education


Rowing – Academic   £60 (£5 per month)

Student members over the age of 18 years in full time education living away, rowing in vacation only.


Gym   £192 (£16 per month)

Members over 18 wishing to use land-based equipment only.


Country £60 (£5 per month)

Membership at the discretion of the committee.


Social £24 per annum

Members not wishing to row, but wishing to support the club and make use of the social facilities.


All subscriptions are due 1st January each year and must be paid by the 31st January. Full, Joint, Gym, Junior and Student Rowing members shall pay by monthly or annual standing order. Social members may pay by cash, cheque or an annual standing order. For Social members joining part way through the year, the subscription for the first year is to be reduced pro-rata to the number of whole months remaining in the year.  For Full, Joint, Junior and Student Rowing, the standing order shall start from the beginning of the next full month in which the application is made. 

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Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club


Lake Bank Littleborough.

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Parking charges 08.00-1800

0-2 hours       £1.00

2-4 hours       £2.00

4-6 hours       £3.00

Over 6 Hours £5.00 


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Hollingworth Lake rowing Club

Lake Bank
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