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A Pootle over the Pike

  • Alexandra Park Oldham (map)

A contribution to Transport for Greater Manchester’s Winter Walks Week

A free guided walk delivered by UProjects in partnership with Oldham Council’s Environmental Services

Meet at Alexandra Park's main Car Park located on Park Road from 09:30 for a 10:00 start.

We will walk through the historic and award winning Alexandra park


From here our route will take us to the Historic Park Bridge Heritage site once a bustling, noisy centre of industry a hundred years ago, now a quiet backwater between Ashton under Lyne and Oldham on the banks of the River Medlock.


We will then pick up The Oldham Way to Hartshead Pike,this section can be very boggy after rain therefore an alternative route may be followed on quiet lanes, The Pike was once an ancient beacon site possibly lit through times of unrest, the name refers to the Hill and the tower monument upon its summit.


Returning to Alexandra Park via the Lees area we will pass through Glodwick Lows, now a site of Special Scientific Interest Significance (SSSI) for its Middle Carboniferous fossils and tales of quarrymen, hermits and dare devil riders.


Further information

The walk is aproximately 8 miles with 1,000 ft of ascent so a good level of fitness is required.

Walkers are responsible for their level of fitness and health condition.

Wear suitable clothing and for the weather and appropriate footwear. Additional layers, hat, gloves, water and a snack are best carried in a small rucksac.

Friendly dogs are welcome but must be supervised and on a lead.

Earlier Event: 21 February
Nordic Walking
Later Event: 28 February
Nordic Walking