Join The UProjects Team in partnership with Oldham Councils Environmental Services for a 4.5 mile walk above Saddleworth. This walk is one of Oldhams input into the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) May 2018 Walking Festival.
Another opportunity to walk this lovely route featured in the 2017Autumn TfGM walks, hopefully with better weather to apreciate the views!
Meeting at the Cross Keys pub above Uppermill in Saddleworth, we will travel a route that will take us to Running Hill Pits dissused quarries, Broadstone Hill, Alderman Hill, the war memorial obelisk at Pots n Pans before returning to the Cross Keys pub. A walk that is featured in Christian Maylor`s great book, Saddleworth Discovery Walks. Fantastic views all around the route. Walk led by qualified Mountain leaders.
Arrive from 10:30 for a 11:00 Start
Nearest public transport:
Greenfield Rail Station 184 Bus to Uppermill from Oldham
The walk crosses high moorland terrain that is uneven and can be boggy underfoot so good walking boots are recommended.
The area can be subject to severe weather conditions so be prepared with suitable clothing and spare layers including waterproofs and hat and gloves.
Everything is best carried in a rucksack with water and a snack.
Friendly dogs are welcomed on a lead.
On our return the walker and dog friendly Cross Keys Pub serves home cooked food and drinks including tea and coffee