Superlative Walks

Urban trails, each with something very special

Dobcross, Diggle and Delph

The walk starts and finishes by St Chad’s Church, above the village of Uppermill. It descends to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and then follows a discussed railway line – the “Delph Donkey.” There are two options for the route onward to Dobcross, one quite short, the other longer, steeper and much more scenic. From the lovely village of Dobcross, the route returns to the canal and then follows the towpath to the entrance to the Standedge tunnel before following lanes back to the starting point.


Key Facts

Location: Saddleworth, Greater Manchester

Parking : On the road beside St Chad’s Church and the Church Inn, map reference 008065 on OS

Distance: 6.6 miles

Time : 3 hours (excluding stops)

Ascent/Descent: 820 feet

Map: OS Explorer 110

The Map

We have used the excellent Plotaroute to lay out and display our walks. With this map you can print, zoom and carry out other functions using the menu at the top right of the box. Alternatively you can click on the link below the map to visit the walk on the plotaroute site.

For your convenience we offer the directions in two different formats


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