Around Saddleworth

Saddleworth is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Saddleworth Moor is part of the Peak District National Park , and the new South Pennine Park covers much of the rest of the Parish.

Listed Buildings

It contains 386 listed buildings , including two scheduled monuments - a bowl barrow near Knarr Barn (a neolithic funeral monument from between 2400 and 1500BC), and Castleshaw Roman Fort .

Thriving Villages

Its thriving villages - Austerlands, Delph, Denshaw, Diggle, Dobcross, Friezland, Grasscroft, Greenfield, Grotton, Lydgate, Scouthead, Springhead and Uppermill - are home to a wonderful range of caf├ęs, shops and businesses, beautiful parks and play areas, and libraries.

Museum & Art Gallery

Saddleworth Museum and Art Gallery in Uppermill tells the story of the people who have created Saddleworth's landscape and character. The museum has something for all the family, is wheelchair friendly, and presents its collections, shop and facilities in a thoroughly modern way within the carefully restored fabric of a building dating back to 1862.


Explore Saddleworth on two wheels with some of our exhilarating cycle routes. From leisurely rides along secluded tracks to intensive downhill descents, Saddleworth's distinctive countryside offers something for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

View Our Cycling PDF


A series of walks around Saddleworth is provided below, reproduced with kind permission of Christian Mayor, from the book Saddleworth Discovery Walks . The sketch maps are illustrative, and should be used in conjunction with the relevant Ordnance Survey Explorer series maps, as detailed for each walk.

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