Denshaw - Brushes Clough - Grains Bar - Denshaw

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Before boundary changes in the 1970s this would have been a walk in two counties, West Riding of Yorkshire and Lancashire, although it is all in one county now, Greater Manchester. The walk starts in the small village of Denshaw (West Yorkshire). You leave the village climbing up to the road towards Rochdale to reach the Oldham Way. It then crosses moorland, crossing into the edge of Shaw (Lancashire), to pass some radio transmitters before descending to a local beauty spot. It passes a reservoir before crossing farmland to reach Grains Bar. From Grains Bar it drops down, crossing into the edge of Delph (West Yorkshire) to the river, passing a country house and through woods and farmland. It continues along a riverside path to the start point. It follows parts of the Oldham Way, Crompton Circuit and Tame Valley Way. There are two high points on this walk. There are community toilets at the King's Arms (Waymark 12). There are no other toilets.

England - North England - Manchester - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Moor, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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