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2018 EVENT LISTINGFiltered by: Oldham MBC (12 Events) [clear]

Welcome to the event listings for the 2018 South Pennine Walk and Ride Festival. As we have so many events in 2018 we've introduced a new feature - you can now search the listings by activity, or by Local Authority area, using the filters on the right of the page. Then click on the event of your choice to get full details about start times and locations.

Updates


Due to the pocket guide going to print in July sometimes events have to change for the actual festival due to circumstances beyond our control. Please check the Walk and Ride Festival website for up to date advice.


- Event 69 Walking the West Pennine Way walk 4 of 6 in the pocket guide is to be held on Monday 17th September NOT on the Sunday.


- Extra events: August 23rd, 27th and 30th Walk and Ride Boost-boost your confidence in getting out into the South Pennines. Staups Lea Farm, Staups Lane, Blackshaw Head, Ol14 8RR. Contact amy@splattraining.co.uk



For self guided routes throughout the year visit www.walkridesouthpennines.co.uk.

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08th September - Castleshaw Roman Forts

Start Time: 14:00
Guided tour of site - setting of two roman forts on the Chester - York military road. Including 2014-2017 excavation results. No wheelchair access, rough ground, no toilets
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Walk

09th September - Nordic Walk & Talk - Australian Family’s 7-year Experience in State of Qatar

Start Time: 11:00
Unusual and interesting chance to learn about the Middle East. Expected time 40 minutes. Children, families/adults welcome. Then borrow our Nordic Walking poles for sociable walk, suitable for beginners, with expert qualified Nordic Walking instructors Jean and John.
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Cycle

11th September - Saddleworth Circuits

Start Time: 10:00
A gentle, mainly off-road exploration of the Saddleworth countryside with members of the Rough Stuff Fellowship Off-Road Cycling Club. Suitable for beginners. If riding with us all day lunch will be back at the Lime Kiln cafe. Expect to be back from the afternoon ride around 16:00. Two 12 mile rides morning ride meet from 10:00 for 10:30 start, afternoon meet 13:00 for 13:30 start or do both (24 miles).
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Walk

12th September - Littleborough Walk

Start Time: 10:30
This walk crosses one of the quietest stretches of Littleborough’s moorlands. Parts of the walk are wet and rough underfoot.
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Walk

13th September - Above and Around Shore, Calderbrook and Chelburn

Start Time: 11:00
This circular walk follows parts of the Pennine Bridleway and Rochdale Way. We drop into Littleborough and head towards Clough and pass by the foot of Stansford Hill and climb Ringing Potts towards Summit. Crossing the A6033 we go above Chelburn Reservoir across the A58 and return to Lydgate via Stormer Hill. Fantastic upland views with good paths with inclines.
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Walk

15th September - Castleshaw Roman Forts

Start Time: 14:00
Guided tour of site - setting of two roman forts on Chester - York military road. Including 2014-2017 excavation results. No wheelchair access, rough ground, no toilets
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Walk

16th September - Saddleworth Saunter

Start Time: 10:30
A wide variety of scenery - riverside, bridleways, field paths, woodland, quiet lanes and towpath. Dogs allowed on leads.
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Walk

18th September - Stonebreaks to Lees

Start Time: 10:00
A walk along an old railway track to Stonebreaks past some rare breed chickens, geese and goats returning to Lees along an old railway track.
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Walk

19th September - A Walk Including Cowm Park Reservoir

Start Time: 10:30
Varied terrain including roads, tracks and paths, which can be muddy. The walk includes Healey Dell viaduct, part of the Rossendale Way, and Cowm Reservoir. No children. Unsuitable for people with disabilities.
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Walk

20th September - Romans, Monks and Weavers

Start Time: 13:00
Castleshaw Valley. Roman forts, medieval grange, woollen clothiers, water-powered mills, reservoir navvies. Delph Bridge (chippy), Saddleworth, OL3 5DH. Delph is off A62.
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Walk

21st September - An Evening of Adventure

Start Time: 19:00
Three inspirational speakers share their stories of epic adventure, from cycling touring across Europe, to ultra-running challenges in the deserts of north Africa, the jungles of South America and the frozen wastes of the Arctic. See website for full details www.journeymanguides.co.uk
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Walk

22nd September - Saddleworth Aircraft Wrecks Walk

Start Time: 10:15
Following routes from the popular Saddleworth Discovery Walks guidebook, this challenging walk crosses high moorland terrain, visiting the sites of several WWII aircraft wrecks. Steep ascents & exposed moorland terrain. Suitable clothing, footwear and packed lunch required.
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