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Buckton Castle

  • The Royal George Manchester Road, Greenfield OL3 7HX (map)
Buckton Castle is on a hill 335 metres (1,099 ft) above sea level.

Buckton Castle is on a hill 335 metres (1,099 ft) above sea level.

Join UProjects leaders on a short 5 mile moorland walk that is featured in Christian Maylor’s excellent guide book Saddleworth Discovery Walks

Another walk that is supported by Oldham Council`s Environmental Service and featured in the Fit For Oldham project

Cost: £3.22

A short moorland walk with a tough start climbing Shadworth Lane to reach The Pennine Bridleway along Moor Edge Road to overlook Carrbrook.

Further climbing through rough heather will lead us to the ancient site of Buckton Castle that was built strategically with extensive and commanding views in all directions.

Onward and around Buckton Vale quarry we will eventually climb to the summit of Alphin Pike with more excellent views before descending pasts Noonsun Hill to follow the Oldham Way back to Shadworth lane and a descent back to the Pub!

Trig point on Alphin Pike

Trig point on Alphin Pike


Earlier Event: 9 March
A Walk around The Piethorne Valley
Later Event: 23 March
Dovestone "Off the Beaten Track"