Heywood is town in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale in Greater Manchester. The town lies on the River Roch, with it being north to the Cheesden Valley which is open moorland.
Throughout time Heywood only had one landmark which was Heywood's Hall. This was the manor house to the influential Heywood family. However, in present time, there is also St Luke's parish church which has known to exist since 1611. The church was originally a chapel for the Heywood family. This ancient church was demolished in 1859 to make way for the present day church built by Joseph Clarke.
Ashworth Valley is nearby and is a renowned beauty spot with its scenic walks and breath-taking views of the River Roch and surrounding areas. Nearby Queen's Park was re-opened in 2006 after renovation, restoring its Victorian attractions.