Leisurely, Moderate

Uppermill Trail


2.5 - 3 miles long

Uppermill Viaduct #Saddleworth #Oldham

Uppermill Viaduct cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Chris Morgan - geograph.org.uk/p/6276326 – cropped from original

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The Saddleworth Village Trails are a great way to explore the historic villages of Saddleworth and learn more about the history of the area. Uppermill is the largest village and administrative centre of Saddleworth, the site of the manorial corn mill here originally gave the village its name. Woollen and then cotton mills followed with the arrival of the canal and turnpike roads in the 19th century.

This walk explores the landmarks of Uppermill village and offer fine views across the Saddleworth Countrside. Both the medium and long trail include some ascents and descents as they explore the surroundings of the village.

Accessibility and facilities

Because of the mixed terrain involved, this route is not rated as suitable for wheelchair-users and families with pushchairs. There are toilets and cafes at the Brownhill Countryside Centre and pubs and cafes in the centre of Uppermill.

How to get there

The walk shown on this page is the from Brownhill Countryside Centre (point 7 on the map and guide). This benefits from frequent bus connections to Oldham and is only 1 mile / 1.6 km walk from Greenfield train station.

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 the train icon.

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

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