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Distance6.99km Vertical gain+206m Vertical drop-207m Duration2h30 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance10.04km Vertical gain+280m Vertical drop-280m Duration3h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Manchester

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

Distance15.13km Vertical gain+158m Vertical drop-163m Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Manchester

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

Distance11.67km Vertical gain+301m Vertical drop-307m Duration4h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Stockport - a Ramble
Distance7.99km Vertical gain+51m Vertical drop-52m Duration2h25 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Walking Saddleworth Edges (Download : PDF)
Distance14.94km Vertical gain+363m Vertical drop-354m Duration5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting 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.