Take the path from the car park that runs to the right of the old railway station house. Take a look to the left of the house and you will see the remains of the platform and an information board for the history of the line.
We hope you enjoy the walk.
Distance: approx 4 miles Approx time: 2 hour
Terrain: mainly paths with steep bits
Parking: Public car park at the end of Station Rd. Grotton.
Start of walk - car park at end of Station Rd. Grotton
Route Overview Map
Old brickworks with kiln bases
Steps to start steep path from Under Lane towards Lydgate
Cross Under Lane and take the path to the right of the house. Again steep steps! The climb up towards Lydgate is well worth the effort with the reward of magnificent views behind you of Grotton, Oldham and beyond.
The old station house Grotton - platform to left.
Walk along Station Lane crossing Thornley Lane, keep straight on through the new housing development, crossing Old Kiln Lane, and you eventually get to the old brickworks site. Take the path to the left of the kiln bases and up the steep stone steps to Under lane.
Steep steps to Under Lane
Catch you breath and take in the views behind you.
Continue on this uphill path until you reach Quickedge Road. Presumably this road gets its name from being a quick way from Lydgate to Mossley! Turn left and walk on towards Lydgate. Just before the White Hart pub take the path on the right. Along this path is some land marked public space. Take a stroll round this to catch the great views over Greenfield. The path meanders its way along crossing Beechfield twice and finally ending at Beech Lane where you turn left. Cross over Oldham Rd and continue up the intriguingly named Lovers Lane.
You might see these cute guys along the way.
Views over Greenfield from public space.
At the top of Lovers Lane turn right and then first left along Rifle Range. When you meet Platting Rd go straight across and walk down Wood Brook Lane. This quickly becomes a track and not passable in a vehicle. At the bottom cross the stream by the footbridge and take the path on the left immediately after the stream. The path will join Stonebreaks Rd where you turn left to walk back towards Grotton.
Entry to Wood Brook Lane from Lovers Lane
Footbridge at bottom of Wood Brook.
Stonesbreak Rd back towards Grotton
At the bottom of Stonesbreak cross the main road and continue straight on down Old Mill Lane. Turn left at the path on the bend and this takes you back to the car park.