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The Saddleworth Rail Trail

The Saddleworth Rail Trail

Two former railway lines - now popular recreational routes - make this ride a perfect way for families to discover Saddleworth. The Delph Donkey Trail (named after the white horse which first pulled the carriages) and Saddleworth Linear (part of the Pennine Bridleway) link the charming villages of Delph, Dobcross and Greenfield either side of the Brownhill Countryside Centre and Nature Garden.     Ride and difficulty: Easy – medium. A lovely ride for the family along two flat off-road bike routes, linked by one steep climb along a quiet country lane.         Distance: Approximately 6 miles (Delph Donkey 2 miles, Saddleworth Linear 4 miles).  

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