Walking Group

Contact: Sue Harding

Email: [email protected]

Weekend walks take place on the Saturday or Sunday following the monthly meeting. Shorter Summer evening walks will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Dates are below but walk routes are not yet all confirmed, so members can get the dates in their diaries and details will be confirmed nearer the time.

You are very welcome to come walking with us. Just let us know you are coming then turn up at the starting point, adequately equipped with appropriate footwear (preferably boots), and warm and waterproof clothing. If you feel you need more information to check how hard the walk would be, to ensure that you would be fit enough, directions to the starting point or any further advice please contact us at [email protected]

Members and visitors who walk with us are responsible for their own conduct and safety. Neither Saddleworth WI nor any walk leader is responsible for any accident or incident that may occur.

All walks subject to change.

2024 Walks

Here are the dates to put in your diary. Details of walks to follow nearer the time.

Delph to Castleshaw Reservoir Circular

Date: Thursday 23rd May (evening)
Time: 7pm
Meeting Point: Millgate Car Park Delph OL3 5JF
Distance: 2-3 miles

Time: Approx 1 and a half hours

A gentle walk across fields to the Castleshaw reservoir and back. 3 or 4 stiles. Muddy in parts so strong footwear needed. Drinks available at the end of the walk from the White Lion pub.

Glossop plane crash site

Date: Sunday 9th June
Distance: 6 km

Summer Solstice Hartshead Pike

Date: Friday 21st June (evening)
Distance: 4 miles

Castleshaw Circular

Date: Sunday 7th July
Distance: 6 miles

Jepthah Statue Diggle Mill

Date: Tuesday 23rd July (evening)
Distance: 4 miles

Marsden train station to Diggle

Date: Sunday 11th August
Distance: 6 miles


Date: Thursday 22nd August (evening)
Distance: TBD

Ogden Reservoir

Date: Sunday 8th September
Distance: 5-6 miles

Lydgate Circular

Date: Thursday 19th September (evening)
Distance: 3-4 miles

Walk location to be decided

Date: Saturday 5th October
Distance: TBD

Walk location to be decided

Date: Tuesday 22nd October (midweek)
Distance: TBD

Pots & Pans Remembrance Service

Date: Sunday 10th November
Distance: 3 miles

Walk location to be decided

Date: Thursday 28th November
Distance: TBD

Christmas Lights Walk

Date: Sunday 8th December
Distance: 3 miles


Birdwatching Walk

Read a thank you letter from Vicky and Chris who led the walk on 12th June. Also included in their thanks is a list of birds seen and heard during our walk.

Review of Walking Group 11/11 Challenge 2020

Walkers approached this in a variety of ways, from walking 11,000 steps each day for 11 days, to walking for 11 hours over the course of a week, being sponsored and donating to The Royal British Legion. Collectively they walked 336 miles, the equivalent of walking from Oldham to Truro in Cornwall! Well done to all walkers – what an educational and poignant project! The final amount raised was £395.

Lydgate, Grotton, Austerlands, Waterhead, Lees War Memorials Circular

Find full details of the walk HERE which can be printed out if you wish to do the walk independently.

Friezland, Uppermill, Dobcross, Delph and St Chads Memorials

Find full details of the walk HERE which can be printed out if you wish to do the walk independently.