Leesbrook Let’s Go for a Walk


0.4 - 2.5 miles long

Leesbrook Nature Park #Oldham

Leesbrook Nature Park cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David Dixon - geograph.org.uk/p/2649174 – cropped from original

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The downloadable “Let’s Go for a Walk” leaflet is one of a series that describes some easy walks around some of Oldham’s fantastic parks and countryside areas. They are designed to show you routes that can be followed until you get to know the areas and can explore some of the other routes and places within the parks.


Leesbrook Nature Park was once renowned as the “Spa of the North” when a local doctor proclaimed the virtues of the Lees Fountain of Health. It was thought that walking in the valley was beneficial to health and people flocked to Lees in droves. Today the valley has recovered from its industrial past and has become a haven for wildlife and once again we discover the benefits of a walk down the “spa”.

Walks and accessibility

The Let’s Go for a Walk leaflet outlines two walk options. Although both are relatively short, they each include some slopes or stepped sections.

In addition, the downloadable guide to Leesbrook Nature Park includes a map that will enable you to plan longer walks on the various footpaths and bridleways available.

While we believe that many of the paths within Leesbrook are flat and in good condition, we have not been able to source recent accessibility information and so are not grading these walks as wheelchair-friendly. However, Oldham Council states that some tracks are suitable for family cycling and walking and so we assume that some routes will be pushchair-friendly.

How to get there

There are two principal access points: near the ‘Owl and Fox’ sculpture on the A669 (given as the main walk start point on this page and the car park on Constantine Road (shown as the alternative start point).

To work out exactly how to get to and from the walk start points, simply click the Google Maps links shown on this page. Then click ‘Directions’ and enter your postcode or location in the relevant field. For public transport options, click the train icon.

Alternatively, input the postcode(s) shown into the TFGM journey planner at https://my.tfgm.com/#/planner/

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