Uppermill - Greenfield - Uppermill

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This is a gentle circular walk through two Saddleworth villages. Although the walk is through the two villages it actually starts on the edge of Dobcross and goes through the edge of Friezland. It starts alongside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal before making a short climb up to the Pennine Bridleway (PBW). It follows the PBW past Uppermill and through Greenfield. The section from Waymarks 06 to 11 is also part of the Tame Valley Way. After leaving the PBW the walk heads down through a farmyard and campsite, for tents and caravans, then crosses the River Tame to walk up to the canal. It next returns along the canal, passing a marina, museum and visitor centre before returning to the start point.

The section of the PBW from Waymarks 05 to 08 uses a disused railway line which was used for freight. There are footbridges across roads, a stream and also a river along the way. If walking with children or you are feeling adventurous there is an option to cross the River Tame via stepping-stones; see Waymark 19 for further details. It would make a pleasant afternoon or summer's evening stroll. There are various pubs and cafes on or close to the walk. There is a pub and a cafe alongside the canal. Even though this is classed as an easy walk there could be muddy patches between Waymarks 02 and 03 and also between 12 and 15.

England - North England - Manchester - Canal Walk


Birds, Cafe, Flowers, Good for Kids, Mostly Flat, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Woodland

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