Oldham Way

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Start: Dove Stone Reservoir
Distance: 40 miles (64 km)
Grid Ref: SE017044
Climbing: 1,669 metres
Walk time: 15-20 hours
Days: 2-4

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Oldham Way long distance footpath is a circular walk which circles the historic Lancashire mill town. The walk begins at Dove Stones Reservoir nestling in the Pennines and from there travels northwards to Dick Hill, Running Head Hill, Diggle, Diggle Edge, Standedge and Hind Hill on Castleshaw Moor which is the northernmost point of the walk. The Oldham Way then continues west through Denshaw and to the north of Shaw before turning from west to southwards at Tandle Hill Country Park. The way then continues south through Chadderton and Failsworth before turning eastwards to Littlemoss and through Medlock valley to cut across Tame valley north of Mossley before returning to Dove Stones Reservoir. The Oldham Way is a walk which is a mix of moorland, valley trails, canal towpaths and urban greenways.

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