Forbidden to walkers for many years, Ramsden Clough is a secluded spot where steep bilberry clad slopes and dense conifers defend a hidden valley. On a sunny Saturday we had it all to ourselves, perhaps no one else knows it's there.
LOCATION: Ten miles east of Oldham
START: Ramsden Reservoir car park, turn off A6024 at Holmbridge.
Grid ref: SE117056 Postcode: HD9 2QW
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 110
NOTE: Sorry, no dogs
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Brownhill Reservoir, Riding Wood, Kirklees Way, Elbow End, Ruddle Clough, Snailsden Reservoir, Reaps Dike, Cook’s Study Hill, Brownhill Reservoir
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News