Tameside Trail

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Start: Broadbottom
Grid Ref: SJ996936
Distance: 34 miles (55 km)
Climbing: 1,383 metres
Walk time: 14-18 hours
Days: 2-3

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Tameside Trail is a circular 34 mile walking route around Tameside passing through all the nine towns within the boundaries of Tameside Borough, along the three river valleys and canals, through the country parks and many of the local nature reserves, over heather moorland and farmland, through formal parks and woodlands with constantly changing and far-flung views, together with a rich heritage, it combines to provide a walk full of interest and enjoyment. Beginning and ending in Broadbottom the trail visits Botham's Hall, Idle Hill, Hackingknife, Werneth Low, River Tame, Haughton Dale, Reddish Vale Country Park, North Reddish, Debdale, Gorton Reservoirs, Ashton Canal, Fairfield, Droylsden, Medlock Vale, Hollingwood Branch Canal Nature Reserve, Medlock Hall, Daisy Nook Country Park, Bardsley House, Park Bridge, Rocher Vale, Higher Hartshead, Broad Carr, Holly Bank, Quick, Grasscroft, Moor Edge, Buckton Castle, Slatepit Moor, Swineshaw Reservoirs, Lees Hill, Hollingworth Nature Reserve, Hollingworth and Etherow Goyt Valley. The trail also shares the path and/or interesects with a number of other local pathways, namely Cown Edge Way, Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Trans Pennine Trail, Medlock Valley Way, Oldham Way and Pennine Bridleway.

Useful Links:
Tameside Trail Website
Long Distance Walkers Association

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