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Peak District walks among Britain’s best-loved routes

The Peak District’s iconic Mam Tor has been named as one of the country’s favourite places to explore.

It was voted number 10 in Britain’s 100 Favourite Walks, screened last night on ITV.

Five other routes were also highlighted, with Kinder Scout at number 21, Dovedale to Milldale (26), Stanage Edge (35), The Roaches (53) […]

WILDFIRES highlight the vulnerability of the diverse and valuable South Pennines habitat

Following the incidents of wildfires on the moorland above Littleborough and Todmorden the South Pennines Fire Operations Group (FOG) has warned of the danger posed by wildfires, which can strike anywhere in the South Pennines, to endangered wildlife, farm livestock, valuable habitat and human health.


As good weather both dry out the peatland and […]

Winter weather forecast for later this week

View south over Diggle (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

A change from mild and wet weather to cold wintry conditions later this week.

The next 24 hours: Showers of rain, hail and sleet expected this afternoon and evening. Some wet snow possible above 300m later this afternoon and into the evening. Snow levels falling quite quickly […]

Walk or ride in the South Pennines over Christmas and the New Year

Walker on Marsden Moor

Blow away the winter cobwebs with a walk across the tops or an exhilarating cycle ride in the South Pennines this Christmas and New Year.

At this time of year the lists of jobs to be completed, from getting the last few Christmas bits to preparing for parties, can become […]

Hundreds make the climb up to Pots and Pans to remember and pay their respects

Hundreds of people, young and old, gathered to pay their respects to the fallen and to support servicemen and woman from across the generations in Saddleworth’s annual remembrance day service at the Pots and Pans war memorial on Alderman Hill above Greenfield.

Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013


Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013

Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013


Launch of the Reservoir Trails Project with New Mobile Phone App

Hollingworth Lake

A new mobile phone ‘app’ will bring the history, culture and wildlife of the South Pennines landscape to a new audience.

The new phone ‘app’ is part of the Reservoir Trails project, which includes eight walking routes around the reservoir landscape in the moors between Littleborough and […]

The South Pennines is a land of opportunity

Standedge Tunnel, Marsden

The Pennine Prospects Annual Conference brought together a wide range of people from across the South Pennines and beyond to discuss the economic and social opportunities available for all in the area.

Pam Warhurst, Chair of Pennine Prospects, sent out a rallying call to put the […]

Take part in the Oldham Way Challenge

Photo: Courtesy of Pennine Prospects

Oldham Council is encouraging residents to get some healthy exercise and enjoy the Borough’s beautiful scenery.

The Oldham Way Challenge takes place on Friday and Saturday 26 and 27 of July and there is still time to take part as an individual or as part of a team. This […]

Hydro-electric scheme set to become a reality

Dovestone Reservoir

The Saddleworth Community Hydro scheme in Chew Valley, Greenfield is close to realization.

The steering group is now anticipating operational status for the turbine before the end of the year. Everything is in place for work to begin at Dovestone Reservoir, Greenfield; high in the Southern Pennines between Huddersfield and Manchester. All […]

Wildfires highlight the vulnerability of the South Pennines

Wildfire at Cragg Vale Low Res

Following the incidents of large damaging wildfires on the moorland above Littleborough, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Cragg Vale over the Bank Holiday weekend the South Pennines Fire Operations Group (FOG) has warned of the danger posed by wildfires, which can strike anywhere in the South Pennines, to endangered […]