Saddleworthonians

2 watchers
Nov 2016
12:45pm, 3 Nov 2016
2,387 posts
  •  
  • 0
Izzy Backyet
I'm shortly moving to Saddleworth, it's hilly and a bit moorish (see what I did there?) Is anyone from that area who can guide me to flattish runs around the Delph,Dobcross,Diggle etc etc area? Everywhere looks like Everest.
Nov 2016
12:59pm, 3 Nov 2016
5,812 posts
  •  
  • 0
paul the builder
I used to live there - Delph - but long before I took up running. Looking back, I think clocking up big winter mileage would be quite tricky; not only is it pretty hilly in all directions, but I doubt there's very many stretches of street-lit roads either. Summer of course will be glorious - get out in the hills :-)

There's a decent length of canal runs through; I guess that must have a towpath.
Nov 2016
1:08pm, 3 Nov 2016
2,388 posts
  •  
  • 0
Izzy Backyet
I'll be living in Delph , the canal or river tame looks feasible but obviously not for night runs :) I will need to organise a flattish reasonably well lit route for winter but it looks like it'll be 500 lengths of the High Street at this stage.
Nov 2016
1:13pm, 3 Nov 2016
3,615 posts
  •  
  • 0
Nelly
Before we bought our current home, we considered moving to the Delph/Dobcross area, but in the end my wife decided she wanted to stay "local" (she's never lived further than 3miles from our current house!).

As PtB suggests, finding some water to run alongside may be the best option for flat routes; either the canal or there are a few reservoirs relatively close by?

Sorry I can't be anymore help :-)
Nov 2016
1:51pm, 3 Nov 2016
5,813 posts
  •  
  • 0
paul the builder
Broadly speaking, I think Delph to Denshaw, and Delph to Mossley (through Uppermill) would be reasonably flat, following a valley basically I suppose. Although I can't vouch for footpaths and lighting, obv.

Bulls Head was my most regular haunt. Hope they still do live bands on Saturday nights.
Nov 2016
2:08pm, 3 Nov 2016
1,018 posts
  •  
  • 0
StuHolmes
I've no idea where Delph is, but a decent head torch and a quiet unlit towpath make for a lovely evening run.
Nov 2016
2:14pm, 3 Nov 2016
24,397 posts
  •  
  • 0
macca 53
My BiL and family play in brass bands (conduct and play for Delph) so I know it reasonably well. It will e hard in winter with no lights or footpaths on most of the roads.

A route that goes Uppermill - Grasscroft-Scouthead and then back along the main road into Delph would be challenging but doable without feeling that you'd been in a fell race or mountaineering event. I doubt you could do it safely in the dark though.

Lucky you for getting to live in such a pretty place though.

Got something to say?

To join the discussion, sign in or join us.

About This Thread

Maintained by Izzy Backyet
I'm shortly moving to Saddleworth, it's hilly and a bit moorish (see what I did there?) Is anyone ...

Related Threads

  • routes
  • yorkshire

Buy a Fetch buff

Order now for immediate dispatch!

F'Laps 2024

Join us in 2024 for a part-virtual, part-gathering endurance event to celebrate 20 years of Fetcheveryone!

Training Heatmap

See all your training overlaid on one interactive map. A great way to remember everywhere you've been

Race Listings League

Which Fetchies have done the most to make our race listings as awesome as they are?









Back To Top
X

Free training & racing tools for runners, cyclists, swimmers & walkers.

Fetcheveryone lets you analyse your training, find races, plot routes, chat in our forum, get advice, play games - and more! Nothing is behind a paywall, and it'll stay that way thanks to our awesome community!
Get Started
Click here to join 111,764 Fetchies!
Already a Fetchie? Sign in here