Walks - Saddleworth Villages

Dobcross Circular Walk

Take the path from the car park that runs beside the River Tame. This is a lovely stretch of the river with picnic tables available.

We hope you enjoy the walk.

Distance: approx 11/2 miles   Approx time: 1 hour

Terrain: mainly flat paths   

Parking: Newbank Garden Centre Dobcross New Rd, Dobcross OL3 5NP

Picnic tables at start of Walk.

Castleshaw Valley Reservoirs Walk Map



Garden Ctr

Route Overview Map

Continue along the path and cross the River Tame on the footbridge.

Footbridge over the River Tame.

The path now runs alongside the football field and meets Dobcross New Road. Turn left here and walk along the road past Woods Lane on your right until you reach Ladcastle Road on your left. Turn left here and walk up the road.

Note: Woods Lane goes up to the pretty Dobcross Square - very steep!

Dobcross Circular Walk Map section 3

Ladcastle Road

Turn left at Ladcastle Road.

Continue up the road until you go under the old railway bridge. Immediately after the bridge on the right are steps up to the Delph Donkey path.

Steps up to Delph Donkey path.

Turn right at the top and proceed along the Delph Donkey path. This is a lovely section of the walk with the disused railway track providing walkers with a sheltered and picturesque route. The Delph Donkey railway line was opened in 1851 and ran between Delph and Greenfield. Early trains were actually pulled by horse, hence the name Delph Donkey. The line allowed mass travel of goods, and people, to and from Saddleworth. The line eventually closed in 1955.

Thee Delph Donkey path.

Leave the Delph Donkey path at Mows Hall Lane. Walk down the lane and at the junction with Den Lane keep left down the hill. Turning left at the bottom just before the canal lock and bridge you rejoin the path that takes you back to Newbank Garden Ctr car park.

Dobcross Circular Walk Map Section 5


Den Lane

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