442 Diggle

After a wet weekend it's maddening to see the sun blazing down on a perfect Monday morning. So that's why everyone we met beside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal was so cheerful, for it was Sunday and parents, children and an assortment of delighted dogs were thoroughly enjoying themselves. Still you need to get a bit of exercise as well and the climb to Saddleworth Church meets the requirement perfectly.

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LOCATION: Five miles east of Oldham
START: Wool Road car park on A670, just north of junction with A6052 on left before canal bridge
Grid ref: SD996065 Postcode: OL3 5NG
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 109 and 110
NOTE: Brownhill Countryside Centre, toilets
REFRESHMENTS: Church Inn & Diggle Hotel
EN ROUTE: Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Standedge Tunnel, Dobcross, Diglea, Oldham Way

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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