the essential guide to Saddleworth.
Saddleworth is an area made up of rolling moorland and gritstone villages. Nestled into the west side of the Pennines Saddleworth is an important tourist area from which the local economy is boosted by the large numbers of visitors each year.
There is lots to do in Saddleworth for locals and visitors.
Some of the most visited sites are :
Dovestones – an area of outstanding beauty which attracts visitor who walk, climb, sail, walk the dog or just sit and watch the world go by.
Castleshaw : an area of historical interest with its Roman remains and other items of archaeological interest.
Uppermill : the ‘retail centre’ and home to the Saddleworth Museum and the Brownhill Visitor Centre.
Delph : a village with a thriving art community and home to the Millgate Arts Centre. The latter is home to the Saddleworth Players and hosts other local concerts. It was also used in the films Yanks and Brassed Off.
Dobcross : a typical Pennine village also used in the film Yanks.
Diggle : home to the entrance of the Stanedge Tunnel on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, which is the highest, longest, deepest canal tunnel in the UK.
As Saddleworth’s own poet Ammon Wrigley wrote
When God made Yorkshire and Lancashire,
He laid aside the precious bits of jewelled earth.
And when He had completed the two shires.
He took the beautiful things he had saved and made Saddleworth to be a little Shire on its own
Learn more about Saddleworth Then and Now here
Saddleworth Church, Uppermill
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