September sees the return of the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival, featuring two weeks of hiking, cycling and horse riding. Events are taking place in South Lancashire and West Yorkshire, but most the convenient for Mancunians are those in Oldham borough. 17 different events are planned -most of which will take place in the picturesque area of Saddleworth. There are routes for all ages and abilities, from quiet walks by the canal, to uphill hikes and endurance cycle races. The bike events are likely to be very popular this year, as after Tour de France visited the region, there has been increased interest in the Pennines as an area for cyclists. Please see the websites below for full details, including the duration and difficulty ratings of the various routes.

Sat 6 – Sun 21 Sep, Various locations throughout Oldham borough and further afield,,

Sat 6 Sep - Sun 21 Sep
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Thu 4 Sep 2014