The “Valley and Views” route is a seven-mile walk connecting Werneth Low and Broadbottom, with spectacular hilltop views and sheltered woodland. Because it links two different locations (via two partially different routes), it can be split into two sections, each of approximately 3.5 miles /5.6 km. Look out for the populations of British Bluebells as you pass through the lovely woodland along the walk.
Accessibility and facilities
As the walk involves a variety of terrain and gradients, it is not rated as suitable for wheelchair users and those with pushchairs.
While there is no public toilet on the walk route, the Lymefield Garden Centre, open 7 days a week, is close by with a café and toilets for customers. Toilets and refreshments are also available, according to Tameside Council, at the Lower Higham Visitor Centre on Werneth Low.
How to get there
The main start point shown on this page (and in the leaflet) is Lower Higham Visitor Centre on Werneth Low, and the alternative start point given is the former Lymefield Visitor Centre (now Lymefield Arts and Crafts centre) in Broadbottom. Public transport users may find the latter location more convenient as it fairly close to Broadbottom train station.
To work out how to get to and from the walk start points, simply click the Google Maps link(s) 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.