Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club


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“At a meeting held at Mr Yarwood’s  Hollingworth Lake Hotel, for the purpose of establishing a rowing club, it was resolved that a rowing club be established at Hollingworth and called: The Hollingworth Lake Amateur Rowing Club.”

1st March 1872 - 1st March 2022. 

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 

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


The popular Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club Learn 2 Row courses are back,  feel free to fill in the form below but please be patient for a little longer. we are still playing catch up after Covid 19 restrictions closed all access to the rowing club.

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 boat or as part of a crew.

The Taster Session is a brief introduction to the skill set and technical abilities needed to take part in a very enjoyable sport. To begin with you will learn the basic rowing stroke on the Concept 2 indoor rowing machine followed by (weather permitting) a chance to develop this skill in a sculling boat on Hollingworth Lake.


Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club Coaches are British Rowing qualified and have several years experience in competitions up and down the country, at the end of the Learn 2 Row 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, more information regarding safety requirements will be provided during the course.  


The Learn 2 Row course is inclusive to all 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 opposite to find out more.

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

The junior course is £60.00.

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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

Hosted by Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club

Saturday 4th September 2021

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Final Draw 2021

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Regatta Facilities & Boating

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Event Information
2021 Final

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Final Draw 2021 XLS

Dear Clubs,

Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club are incredibly excited to welcome you to our first Regatta since 2019. Attached is the event poster including the entry table.


The North of England Sprint Championships provides racing over a 500m straight buoyed course for Eights, Fours and Pairs, Quads, Doubles and Singles in Open, Women’s, Master’s, Junior and Mixed events. With ten divisions enabling multiple entries and a full day’s racing.


Entries are now open on BROE2.

Entries close: 23:00 on Thursday 26th August or sooner if the entry limit is reached. We expect the regatta to be well attend, so recommend entering soon to avoid disappointment.


Explore Racing

We have missed our explore racers too. An explore event for up to eight crews using HLRC matched quads will take place during the regatta. The winners will receive regatta medals.
Please contact the hlrc.regatta@gmail.com for details and eligibility criteria.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Kind Regards,


Elaine Huskinson

Please Note: This form is for the NOESRC Regatta queries only 

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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.

OL15 0DQ


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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