Oldham is a town in the North of Greater Manchester, comprising of Shaw and Crompton, Royton, Chadderton, Failsworth, Lees, and Saddleworth. Running alongside the Pennines and the Peak District, the areas of Uppermill, Delph, and Diggle offer spectacular and unrivalled countryside.
Oldham has a range of heritage offerings. Situated in a 19th Century mill beside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in Uppermill, the Saddleworth Museum tells the story of those who have helped to shape Saddleworth’s landscape and character. As well as this, Oldham Coliseum is one of the oldest theatres in Britain to still be operating today. Situated in the heart of Oldham, it has seen performances from comedy greats such as Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, as well as a number of current well-known movie and TV stars.
In terms of the countryside in Oldham, Dovestone Reservoir is one of the most famous and scenic landmarks in the area. Offering gorgeous scenery, numerous walks, and a range of wildlife, Dovestone Reservoir is popular amongst locals and visitors alike. Other notable countryside attractions include Daisy Nook Country Park in Failsworth, and Tandle Hill Country Park in Royton. Uppermill, Delph, and Diggle offer a traditional and picturesque village base for a day out in the countryside.
Oldham Town Centre offers a range of shops and traditional markets to visit, as well as numerous cafes and restaurants. In Lydgate, the award winning White Hart is a favourite for drinks, meals, and events. The Church Inn in Uppermill is also a unique offering, with outstanding views, great home-cooked food and local/home-brewed beer. You can also have a drink in the beer garden surrounded by the resident peacocks!
With direct transport links from Manchester City Centre, a day out in the countryside is easier than you might think.