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There are countless walks around Oldham and the surrounding countryside just waiting to be discovered.

From a leisurely stroll along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal towpath, to a hill walk in the uplands at Crompton Moor  there’s something for everyone. The Oldham Way and two national trails, the Pennine Way and Pennine Bridleway, provide great long distance routes too.

If you are looking for a family friendly walk, try our ‘Lets go for a walk’ scheme, showcasing 9 of Oldham’s fantastic parks and countryside sites. This joint initiative from Oldham Council and Oldham Community Health Services offers a great way to have fun and get active and also includes free guided walks (contact Gaynor Keane 07870857972 for details).

Take a look at the New Heritage Trails and Family Orientated Quest for the Castleshaw Valley.  

South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival usually takes place during September.  Exploring the Saddleworth Villages and surrounding countryside, moorland, canals, reserviours and packhorse trails.

Download a trail guide, or pick up a copy of these leaflets and many more, at our Tourist Information  and Countryside Centres


Countryside trail guides

Saddleworth Village trail guides

Audio trail guides

Heritage Trails, Roman Forts and Castleshaw Quest

Oldham Famous Faces

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