Uppermill - Delph Donkey - Golf Course - Uppermill

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From Uppermill Library car park, cross the river using the stepping-stones, onto and along the canal to Brownhills Visitor Centre, stay awhile to look over the exhibits and attractions and walk around the nature reserve. After crossing the canal over the famous Lime Kiln Lock you can make your way to Clough Bottom Nurseries if you wish, for a browse round or just a coffee (and cake!), on to the
'Delph Donkey', an old railway, then climbing to Saddleworth Golf Course, with superb views. Next make your way back downhill, over the railway and into the centre of Uppermill, for shopping and more refreshments if you wish.

England - North England - Lancashire - Pennines


Birds, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Museum, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
10/04/2016 - Maggie Crowther

At point 7, instructions need to read '.....just before a bridge that passes over a short tunnel'. We could not find a way to get down to the pathway at this point & we had to climb over a wall. Because of this, we were very unsure if we were actually on the correct pathway (in actual fact, we were!). It would help others in the same predicament if, at this point, the instruction stated that it was a STEEP climb & that at the top, you pass through a garden area to the right of the dwelling. The route after that up to the golf course was also not clearly defined & difficult to navigate. Point 9 - there have obviously been changes to Saddleworth Golf Club since this walk was written & the instructions don't quite tally. Maybe the instructions could do with an update. We did enjoy the walk, though, despite the wrong turns, & the views from the top were impressive. Thanks!

16/08/2013 - David and Chris Stewart

Remember to always take your Walkingworld map with you - you need this to see where the waymarks are and how far they are apart! This then also helps when landmarks change, as things so often do.

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