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Dove Stone Reservoir

Dove Stone Reservoir, part of the stunning Peak District National Park and amongst the spectacular Saddleworth Moors, is an established and popular tourist attraction perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding. Despite its incredible popularity, there are many secluded areas for those willing to go off the beaten track. Being a predominantly agricultural area, sheep frequently share the footpaths with walkers, and there is the opportunity to spot wildlife including mountain hares and peregrine falcons.

Tandle Hill

Tandle Hill is a mixture of magnificent beech woodland and open grassland with a wide panorama of the surrounding countryside. There are several walks around the park and links to Crompton Moor. There is so much to do and see, from orineteering, cycling, and bird watching to fitness classes, as well as being a popular sledging location in the Winter. The war memorial was unveiled in 1921 at the park’s highest point, and from here the Welsh Mountains can be seen on a clear day. The majority of the park is either beech woodland or open grassland and offers many pleasant walks either on formal footpaths or walks through the woodland.

Daisy Nook

Daisy Nook is a country park with woodland, canals, river, picnic sites, bird watching, orienteering and fishing. Families can have a fun-packed day in the countryside with two fantastic play areas set amongst 40 hectares of woodlands, meadows, waterways and a lake. Visitors can also enjoy a stroll along the wheel/push-chair accessible canal towpath, fishing at one of the three angling ponds, or even take part in a permanent orienteering course. There is also a café and garden centre to enjoy a drink and enjoy a great day out.

Strinesdale

Strinesdale, a 50 acre oasis of countryside on the fringe of Oldham's town centre, has gorgeous reservoirs, woodlands, and meadows surrounded by farmland. Here visitors will find a beautiful landscape with a surprising number of outdoor activities. The area is a haven for various wildlife and a perfect place to enjoy the best of the countryside in the region.

Crompton Moor

The site of Crompton Moor is made up of a variety of habitats including open moorland, plantation pine woodland and dramatic quarries. This 75 hectare site rises above the town of Shaw and forms a gateway to the Pennine hills and beyond. Visitors can enjoy horse riding, cycling, bird watching, as well as a walking through a number of woodland plantations. A number of public footpaths and cross the moor, and the Oldham Way and the Crompton Circuit walks also run through the site.

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