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South Pennines’ Walk and Ride Festival 2017

Pennine Prospects Holmfirth area

The South Pennines is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors, from the unspoilt beauty of the moorlands to the fascinating heritage of the industrial revolution, there’s so much choice, for families, cyclists, horse riders and walkers.

“Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to begin,” explained Adele Adams, festival […]

2017 Diggle Blues Festival

To see a gallery of images taken during the 2017 Diggle Blues Festival click here

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Diggle Blues Festival Line-Up 2017

Thursday 15th June

7:30pm – 8:30pm The Gate Howlin’ Mat 9pm – 11pm Diggle Band Club Melvin Hancox Band

Friday 16th June

7pm – 8:30pm The Gate Beetroot Jam 9pm – 11pm Band Club Mighty Revelators

Saturday 17th June

3pm – 4:15pm Grandpa Greens Mississippi Malc 4:45pm – 6pm Woolyknits Mike Whellans 6:30pm – 8:30pm […]

Saddleworth and Lees Festive Christmas Lights Switch on Events – 2016

Greenfield Intersection of bridleway with Chew Valley Road. Friday 2 December 7.00pm

Springhead Junction of Ashbrook Rd & Oldham Rd Friday 2 December 6.00pm

Uppermill Uppermill Museum & Uppermill The Square Saturday 3 December 3.30pm-4.30pm

Lees Mellor Street Lees Across from Legends Pub, Junction of St Johns Street & High St Saturday 3 December […]

Review of the 2016 Diggle Blues Festival

Tom Attah, Woolyknits (Photo: ©StuartColeman)

by Dave Wood

The weather for the 2016 Diggle Blues Festival was glorious. The festival was a huge success with large crowds attending every gig.

During the past 6 years, approximately 60 bands or artists have appeared at the festival, so, in tribute, we invited back just a few […]

2016 Diggle Blues Festival

by Dave Wood

Diggle Blues Festival is designed so that you can watch the first band or artist at the first venue, have half an hour to walk to the next venue, buy a drink, find a seat, watch the next band, and so on…

It’s a musical tour of Diggle.

You don’t have to […]

Greater Manchester Walking Festival steps out for second year

TfGM walking

Greater Manchester is again putting its best foot forward with the region’s second annual Walking Festival taking place throughout May.

The festival, which runs from Sunday 1 to Tuesday 31 May, has doubled in size, this year offering more than 200 free guided walks exploring local towns, cities, countryside, canals, riversides and […]

2015 Diggle Blues Festival

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Follow this link to see more photographs of the 2015 Diggle Blues Festival.

Yes Sir!, Kiln green Hall (Photo: ©Stuart Coleman)

Sinner Boy, Diggle Band Club (Photo: ©Stuart Coleman)

Franny Eubank Blues Band, Kilngreen Hall (Photo: ©Stuart Coleman)

 

Tipitina, Hanging Gate (Photo: ©Stuart Coleman)

Paolo Fushi, Kilngreen Hall (Photo: […]

Digg-Fest 2014

Tickets for Digg-Fest 2014 are available at Diggle Band Club and Diggle Post Office.

Walks and rides galore around Saddleworth

Stepping Stones, Uppermill

Walkers around Saddleworth can follow in the footsteps of Romans, monks and poets in the 2014 South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival this September.

One of the best ways to experience any landscape is on foot, which makes this year’s festival the perfect place for anyone wishing to explore the hidden […]