Reproduced with kind permission of Christian Maylor from the book ‘Saddleworth Discovery Walks’ (Journeyman Guides; www.saddleworthdiscoverywalks.co.uk 2014)
About the walks
All of the walks are circular and use legal rights of way, permissive footpaths or open access land. Before undertaking any walks, always ensure that routes are free from any restrictions and that legal access is still in place.
Each walk contains a route description and an informative sketch map, along with information about points of interest which can be seen en route. Route descriptions are intended not be too restrictive and, if so desired, the walker should feel free to vary the route in order to explore and discover more of Saddleworth’s dramatic landscape and rich history.
Time and distance
Guide times stated for each walk are generous and are calculated using an average pace of approximately 4krn per hour / 2.5 miles per hour, with time allowed for overall ascent, nature of terrain and time spent exploring points of interest. Distances and ascent have been calculated from the map and should be treated as guidelines only.
The sketch maps are for illustration purposes only and should be used in conjunction with the relevant Ordnance Survey Explorer series maps, as detailed for each walk. The walker should ensure that they have adequate navigational knowledge and experience to undertake the walks detailed in this book.
Anyone wishing to learn, or improve, mountain navigation skills can contact Christian Maylor to arrange bespoke training. firstname.lastname@example.org
All of the walks in this book are covered by:
OS Explorer (1 225,000) OLl: The Peak District A Dark Peak Area
OS Explorer (l:25,000) OL2l: South Pennines
OS Explorer (l:25,000) 277: Manchester & Salford
The walker should ensure that they have suitable experience for undertaking the walks described. Many of the walks cover high, exposed and remote terrain, and suitable clothing and footwear should be worn according to the weather conditions, time of year and terrain.
> Respect the life and work of the countryside
> Leave gates and property as you ﬁnd them
> Protect plants and animals
> Take all of your litter home
> Guard against all risks of ﬁre
> Keep dogs under effective control
> Consider other people and local landowners
> Keep to rights of way and open access land
In an emergency dial 999 and ask for POLICE. Tell the controller that you require MOUNTAIN RESCUE. Give as much detailed information as possible, including an accurate six ﬁgure grid reference.
About the Author
Christian Maylor, the author of the best selling walking guidebooks, Saddleworth Discovery Walks and Oldham Discovery Walks, was born and raised on a farm in Saddleworth and has always had a passion for the outdoors. An experienced walker, fell-runner and cyclist, Chris has been lucky enough to have travelled throughout the world, both for work and pleasure. His love for the hills, valleys and moors in and around Saddleworth, which he developed as a young boy, has never waned and he is always drawn back to his home area.
In addition to writing walking guidebooks, Chris also provides private and group guided walks, walking holidays, mountain and moorland navigation courses and a range of other outdoor activities.