There are some areas of Oldham where you can enjoy the land without having to stay on footpaths.

Most of these open access areas are moorland and common land within the hills of the South Pennines.

Where you can go

Look out for open access signs around the countryside.

Open access sign

Open access sign

  • OS Explorer Maps 277, OL1 and OL21 show open access land in Oldham.

What you can do

  • Bird watch
  • Climb
  • Run
  • Sightsee
  • Walk

You cannot cycle, horse ride, drive or camp (apart from where a right to do this already exists e.g. along a bridleway).