CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Mills Hill

Mills Hill – is an industrial and residential area that lies on the common border of Middleton and Chadderton in Greater Manchester. It lies 2 kilometres east of Middleton town centre. It is contiguous with Middleton Junction, Moorclose, Firwood Park and Chadderton Park. Mills Hills lies along the course of the Rochdale Canal and the River Irk.

Places to Visit

Lancaster Park & Animal Farm – Lancaster Park & Animal Farm is a family run children’s petting farm located in Chadderton and is only a 5 minute walk from the station.

Discover Amazing Women by Rail

Discover Amazing Women by Rail is a project initiated by the Mid Cheshire Line CRP and invites people to leave their car at home and use the train (along with buses and trams) to explore the fascinating, and often hidden, histories of women who lived and worked in areas along the Mid Cheshire and Calder Valley railway lines, including the Blackburn to Manchester via Todmorden route.

The project is supported with a website ( by an A5 booklet available from local stations, tourist information offices and libraries. The booklet can also be downloaded using this link: Amazing Women by Rail

Other Landmarks    

Rochdale Canal – the canal is only a 5 minute walk from the station.