Saddleworth Things to Do

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    Brownhill Countryside Centre

    by mickeyboy07 Written Feb 22, 2013

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    This hugely popular centre is situated right in the heart of Saddleworth-between Dobcross and Uppermill.It is surrounded by some truly dramatic and rugged Pennine scenery.A large picnic area has been provided outside for visitors,while children will enjoy exploring the special nature garden nearby.a small two floored building shows exhibits of local wildlife and history as well as plenty of information on Saddleworth itself.Lots of info on walks,events and regional arts and crafts as well as local flora and fauna displays.Entrance is free and there are plenty of facilities for the disabled and wheelchair users.Small car park as well.
    opening times:Wed,Thu and Fri-11am till 4pm,Sat and Sun-10.30am till 5.30pm.

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    • Eco-Tourism
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    • Family Travel

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    Uppermill

    by mickeyboy07 Updated Feb 22, 2013

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    Uppermill is one of several villages that make up the borough of Saddleworth,it lies on the River tame in a valley amongst the South Pennines.It is eleven and a half miles north east of Manchester and forms an urban district with the next village of 'Dobcross',together these villages have a combined population of 7,500.Uppermill is generally regarded as the most popular village in Saddleworth due to its central position in the borough and its easy access to the M62 motorway just a few miles to the north which is the gateway to Leeds and other West yorkshire locations.The village is very popular with tourists (usually in the summer) and can get quite busy.There are lots of local shops and plenty of pubs and cafes dotted around as well as several public footpaths leading to Pennine country walks.Local annual events include the Brass Bands contest and charity beer walk.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Photography

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    FEED THE DUCKS AT UPPERMILL

    by alyf1961 Written Apr 18, 2012

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    The ducks that hang around the canal near the museum re a well fed lot. You can buy duck food for 35p in the museum then feed the ducks by the water.

    There is a warning not to feed the ducks whilst on the boats.

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    CANAL BOAT TOURS

    by alyf1961 Written Apr 18, 2012

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    Canal boat trips along the Huddersfield narrow canal are available from outside the museum in Uppermill.
    They last 1 hour and go through two locks. The Dunge booth lock and the Limekiln lock.
    TIMETABLE
    Saturday 1.00pm & 3.00pm
    Sunday 12.00 noon, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm & 4.00pm
    Wednesday 1.00pm & 2.00pm
    During School Holidays there are trips Daily
    PRICES
    Adults £4.00
    Senior Citizens £3.50
    Children £3.00
    Family Saver (2 Adults & 2 Children) £12.00

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    SADDLEWORTH MUSEUM

    by alyf1961 Written Apr 18, 2012

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    The museum stands in a great location next to the Huddersfield canal where boat rides leave from.
    A small charge is made for entrance to the museum as it is independent and run as a registered charity.
    The collection includes pieces from prehistoric times up to the present day. There are also photographs, maps and parish records.
    Saddleworth was at the centre of the industrial revolution and there are many artifacts and equipment including machinery, tools and domestic items going back to that age.
    To compliment the main exhibition there are constant exhibitions

    OPENING TIMES
    SUMMER (Easter to end October)
    Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm; Sunday 12.00 – 4.00pm

    WINTER(November – pre Easter)
    Monday – Sunday 1 – 4pm.
    They also open outside these hours for groups, schools, corporate and family functions.

    PRICES
    Adults £2 – Children £1 – Concessions £1
    Family Ticket £4 (2 adults and up to 5 children)

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    Higher Oxhey Farm

    by suvanki Updated Jan 21, 2008

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    Rare Breed Sheep

    Before and after the trek, there is the chance to look around the farm.

    Rare breed sheep (fraid I cant recall the breed at the moment,) horses, ducks (and newly hatched ducklings) Chickens, hens, peahens, sheepdogs, cats and about 10 different breeds of owl (one cage had an 8 week old baby owl with its mother)

    As well as the 4 llamas that were on the trek, there are other llamas and alpaccas that are being trained for trekking.

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    Llama Trekking

    by suvanki Updated Jan 21, 2008

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    GBP20 (2004 price) buys you the chance to spend about 5 hours walking with llamas!
    The Llamas walk at a gentle pace, giving you plenty of time to admire the scenery of Saddleworths Moorland and villages.

    It's quite amusing spotting passing motorists faces as they take a second look at the llamas!

    Contrary to popular belief, Lllamas don't spit at you, just at each other to show where they are in the pecking order!
    As you walk along you might hear them humming! It's quite a soothing noise!

    Helen, the guide/owner of this venture, is a wealth of information about Llamas, and the surrounding area, having lived here all her life.

    Bring a picnic lunch, or there are cafes and pubs that serve lunch in Delph. Helen can phone orders ahead to one of the pubs.
    There may be the chance to stop for a drink at a pub near the end of the trek

    The trek starts and ends at the farm, where they keep rare breed sheep, owls, ducks and chickens, which you can observe closely.

    Oh, and don't forget to buy fresh, free range eggs (hens or ducks) from the farm!

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    • National/State Park
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Family Travel

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    Enjoying Saddleworth

    by RLFielding123A Written Apr 12, 2006

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    Instead of rushing about Saddleworth this summer, get out of the car, or better still, leave it at home and come on a bus. Saddleworth is best explored on foot - at a pace which suits the place - the pace that allows you to meet people and talk to them. Saddleworth is a beautiful place - one of its chief attractions is its folk - the older the better - they remember the place before it all started to change - when local people worked locally, in Uppermill - in the mills, in Dobcross Loom Works and at Compoflex at Lumb Mill just by Delph Station, and lower down the valley at Tamewater Mill, a few hundred yards from Duckworth's Corner in Dobcross.

    The world of work helped shape Saddleworth to make it what you see today - the railway followed the canal, and the mills and workshops, and of course, the hill farms - so in tegral to Saddleworth's identity as a great, great area where people lived and worked - produced and sold - where work has shaped the landscape.

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    Look around you

    by RLFielding123A Written Apr 10, 2006

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    Just stop rushing about and look all around you at every inch of Saddleworth before it disappears. The process has already begun - it is continuing apace. Buildings are going up on any bit of spare ground - soon they will start on the really beautiful bits of saddleworth - up on the hills. Don't let them.

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