A leisurely walk on mainly level surfaced paths, this three-mile circular trail around Haughton Greeen passes through the Tame Valley, where woods and meadows now exist in a place where industry once flourished.
Along the way, the path descends through Hardy Wood, which, together with the adjoining Hulme’s Wood, forms an important habitat for birds. Rich seams of Carboniferous Middle Coal enabled the area to have a thriving coal mining industry. The whole area was reclaimed in the late 1970s, the shafts were filled and capped, old shale heaps regraded and trees planted.
Accessibility and facilities
As the walk includes steps and squeeze stiles, it is not rated as wheelchair or pushchair-friendly. While there are no public toilets en route, the walk does pass the Jolly Hatters public house in Haughton Green and other shops and services.
How to get there
The walk starts at the junction of Gibraltar Lane and Haughton Green Road, Haughton Green, Denton. This is approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Hyde Central train station (which can be accessed by walking north along the River Tame to the A57 near the Aldi supermarket).
To work out how to get to and from the walk start point, simply click the Google Maps link on this page. Then click ‘Directions’ and enter your postcode or location in the relevant field. For public transport options, click on the train icon.