Crompton Moor from the main Car Park

 Join Anita for a walk on Crompton Moor.

Crompton Moor rises above the town of Shaw, and is a unique and popular recreation site in Oldham.

The site is great for wildlife. Birdwatchers can see kestrel, red grouse, golden plover, snipe, curlew, skylark and meadow pipit. There are also foxes, weasels, common shrews, stoats and hares.

There are various habitats on the moor which support this rich wildlife. There is grassland, woodland, dry heath, wet bog and heather, and an impressive waterfall which flows into Pingot Quarry.

Crompton Moor has also been designated a Site of Biological Importance (SBI) by the Greater Manchester Ecology Unit.

The car park is at Brushes Clough Quarry off Buckstones Road.

Nearest post code is  OL2 8LS

1 The Hey, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL2 8LS

Uneven ground Uneven ground
Some inclines Some inclines
May be muddy May be muddy
Rest stop available Rest stop available
Public transport accessible Public transport accessible
Car parking nearby Car parking nearby

Would you like to join this Walk?
If you'd like to join this walk please select a date in our calendar. If you'd rather not sign up online, or there are no walks listed in the calendar, it's usually fine to just show up on the day. We recommend contacting the scheme coordinator first to check that the walk is going ahead. Their details can be found on the scheme page.

Options

This is the list of the available walk options, to join the Walk select a date in the calendar below

TitleFeaturesDurationDistance
Crompton Moor
Uneven ground Uneven ground
Some inclines Some inclines
May be muddy May be muddy
Rest stop available Rest stop available
Public transport accessible Public transport accessible
Car parking nearby Car parking nearby
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