Tame Valley Way

A long distance path of 23 miles in Greater Manchester, the Tame Valley Way runs from Stockport to Denshaw, with a series of popular locations visited along the way. These include Holt Wood, Haughton Dale, the Peak Forest Canal towpath, Ashton Canal, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Stalybridge, Bottoms and Delph. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

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Statistics and Files
Start: Stockport
Distance: 23 miles (37 km)
Grid Ref: SJ894903
Climbing: 661 metres
Walk time: 9-12 hours
Days: 1-2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Tame Valley Way is a long distance footpath in the Greater Manchester Metropolitan District. The route runs from its start in central Stockport to Reddish Vale via a nature reserve and continues to Hyde via Holt Wood, Haughton Dale and more nature reserves. Around the area of Hyde the Peak Forest Canal towpath is followed through Kingston and from Kingston the Ashton Canal to Ashton-under-Lyne. then the Huddersfield Narrow Canal is followed through the areas of Stalybridge, Millbrook and Bottoms to Mossley. Just beyond Mossley near Uppermill the route leaves the canal to continues its way by following riverside paths, often through lovely woodland to Dobcross, Delph and the finish in Denshaw.

Useful Links:
Bowland Climber's Walk
Long Distance Walkers Association

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