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A Pootle over the Pike

  • Park Road Oldham United Kingdom (map)
Hartshead Pike

Hartshead Pike

Join The UProjects leaders for an 8 mile walk to the iconic Hartshead Pike via the historic Park Bridge area, returning via Glodwick Lows

 This local walk is developed in partnership and supported by Oldham Council`s Environmental Service and is featured in the Fit For Oldham project

Cost £3.22

Meeting at the main car park we will start with a walk through the historic and award winning Alexandra park

The award winning Alexandra Park

The 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.

The Park Bridge Heritage Site

The Park Bridge Heritage Site

 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.

Hartshead Pike

Hartshead Pike

 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.

The Glodwick lows area

The Glodwick lows area

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

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

 

 

 

Earlier Event: 30 January
Nordic Nights
Later Event: 9 March
A Walk around The Piethorne Valley