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distance 9.04mi Vertical gain +492ft Vertical drop -482ft duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This walk visits the three large reservoirs and an area of moorland to the north of Bolton.

Walking Saddleworth Edges ( Download : PDF )
distance 9.28mi Vertical gain +1191ft Vertical drop -1161ft duration 5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saddleworth - Manchester

Absolute belter of a walk around 3 reservoirs with views from the top of Saddleworth moor, climbing down a cascading waterfall, all utterly stunning.

distance 4.34mi Vertical gain +676ft Vertical drop -679ft duration 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saddleworth - Manchester

This Peak District walk offers a relatively easy way to enjoy the moors and views above Uppermill in Oldham. The route includes a visit to the Obelisk above Uppermill.

distance 7.25mi Vertical gain +988ft Vertical drop -1007ft duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This Peak District walk follows a circuit that inclues Cown Edge, which offers some fine views towards Manchester. The route is easy to follow and includes a substantial section of the Cown Edge Way.

distance 6.24mi Vertical gain +919ft Vertical drop -919ft duration 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This area sees few walkers yet there is much of interest and grand views.

Stockport - a Ramble
distance 4.97mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -171ft duration 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

This rewarding dérive reveals the B side of our heritage and culture, an antidote to the country walk, and one which for many folk is right on their doorstep. It explores the unique post-occupancy landscape of a Northern town where the rot has set in, viewing iconic heritage sights from the relative safety of the pavement.