6 great walks in and around Tameside

PUBLISHED: 00:00 17 July 2020 | UPDATED: 09:04 17 July 2020

A view from Stalybridge by Stuart Vaughton

A view from Stalybridge by Stuart Vaughton


A selection of walks from our archive that begin in the east of Manchester or the western edge of the Peak District. NOTE: Safeguarding against the coronavirus is likley to be a part of everyday life for the forseeable future. We advise that two metres social distancing and checking the latest guidelines are the best course of action.

Bridge over the River Etherow by Paul TaylorBridge over the River Etherow by Paul Taylor


We head to the Lymefield & Broad Mills Heritage Site in the Etherow Valley to see remnants of a former industrial past.

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Walkerwood Reservoir by Keith CarterWalkerwood Reservoir by Keith Carter

Stalybridge Country Park

A stroll around Stalybridge Country Park, taking in a section of the Tameside Trail and to the site of Buckton Castle, a medieval structure which is now nothing much more than a mound.

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Higher Swineshaw Reservoir by Paul TaylorHigher Swineshaw Reservoir by Paul Taylor

Harridge Pike

Head for the hills around Harridge Pike and enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding area, passing a number of reservoirs along your way.

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Werneth Low by Paul TaylorWerneth Low by Paul Taylor

Werneth Low

Enjoy the views from Hacking Knife, a hill 800ft above sea level, before heading off on a simple circuit around Werneth Low Country Park.

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Marple Aqueduct by Paul TaylorMarple Aqueduct by Paul Taylor

Romiley and Marple

Romiley is just a few miles south from the southern border of Tameside. We set off from here on a watery walk that takes in the River Etherow and the Peak Forest Canal.

Click here to view the details of the Romiley walk

Old Glossop by Sally MosleyOld Glossop by Sally Mosley


For many people who live in Tameside, Glossop is the gateway to the Peak District. Although the previous walks have illustrated the fine countryside in the borough, this fine walk is too good to pass up.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.

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