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Tame Valley Way

Tame Valley WayA 24 mile walking trail linking Denshaw in Saddleworth with Stockport town centre.  It broadly follows the course of the River Tame and is a varied and attractive walk, combining hill country, riverside and canal walking, woodlands, meadows and industrial heritage.
Split into five sections of varying lengths, public transport is available at the start and finish of each section.

Click on each section and you will find downloadable routes.
Section 1:        Denshaw to Uppermill
Section 2:        Uppermill to Stalybridge
Section 3:        Stalybridge to Portland Basin
Section 4:        Portland Basin to Stockport Road, Denton
Section 5:        Stockport Road, Denton to Stockport

Section 1: Denshaw to Uppermill

Distance: 5 Miles (8km)
Ordnance Survey Maps: Landranger 109  Outdoor Leisure OL1 OL21
Start: 2 Rochdale Road, Denshaw, Oldham. OL3 5SE
(Grid Reference SD 974 106)
Finish: Uppermill village centre OL3 6AW
(Grid Reference SD 996 056)
Transport Links Start:
Bus 354, 407
Transport Links Finish:
Bus 184, 350, 353, 354
Railway station Greenfield 1 mile

This section of the path, offers a great variety of walking; along the youthful river, past historic mills and through the pretty village of Delph with its pubs and cafes. Uppermill at the end of this section is the main village of Saddleworth and has a large variety of pubs, cafes and shops.


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Section 1: Denshaw to Uppermill (0.1MB)  – route description

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Section 2: Uppermill to Stalybridge

Distance: 6 Miles (9.6km)
Ordnance Survey Maps: Landranger 109  Outdoor Leisure OL1
Start: 2 Uppermill village centre OL3 6AW
(Grid Reference SD 996 056)
Finish: Armentieres Square, Stalybridge SK15 2JL
(Grid Reference SJ 964 984)
Transport Links Start:
Bus 184, 350, 353, 354
Railway station Greenfield 1 mile
Transport Links Finish:
Bus 236, 237, 343, 348, 353, 354, 387, 389
Railway station Stalybridge ½ mile

From the busy hub of Uppermill, the route follows towpath, riverside path and bridlepath and enters Tameside. Along this tranquil stretch, there is an abundance of wildlife to be seen.


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Section 2: Uppermill to Stalybridge (0.1MB) – route description

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Section 3: Stalybridge to Portland Basin, Ashton

Distance: 2.5 Miles (4km)
Ordnance Survey Maps: Landranger 109  Explorer 277
Start: Armentieres Square, Stalybridge SK15 2JL
(Grid Reference SJ 964 984)
Finish: Portland Basin, Ashton-under-lyne. OL7 0QA
(Grid Reference SJ 935 984)
Transport Links Start:
Bus 236, 237, 343, 348, 353, 354, 387, 389
Railway station Stalybridge ½ mile.
Transport Links Finish:
Bus station ¾ mile
Railway station Ashton ¾ mile.
This section passes through the industrial heart of the Tame Valley. At Portland Basin, visit the museum and café.


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Section 3: Stalybridge to Portland Basin (0.09MB) – route description

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Section 4: Portland Basin, Ashton to Stockport Road, Denton

Distance: 6 Miles (9.6 km)
Ordnance Survey Maps: Landranger 109 Explorer 277
Start: Portland Basin, Ashton-under-lyne. OL7 0QA
(Grid Reference SJ 935 984)
Finish: Stockport Road layby, Denton. M34 6ET
(Grid Reference SJ 923 937)
Transport Links Start:
Bus station ¾ mile
Railway station Ashton ¾ mile.
Transport Links Finish:
Bus 322 324 327

From Portland Basin, it’s onto the Peak Forest Canal before reaching the river, now wide and slow moving. The path passes through woodland and meadows.


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Section 4: Portland Basin to Stockport Road, Denton (0.1MB) – route description

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Section 5: Stockport Road, Denton to Stockport

Distance: 4 Miles (6.4 km)
Ordnance Survey Maps: Landranger 109 Explorer 277
Start: Stockport Road layby, Denton. M34 6ET
(Grid Reference SJ 923 937)
Finish: Howard Street Stockport. Nearest postcode SK1 1UB
(Grid Reference SJ 897 908)
Transport Links Start:
Bus stops ¼ mile
Railway station Stockport 1 mile.
Transport Links Finish:
Bus 322 324 327

The route now leaves Tameside and passes through Reddish Vale and on to Stockport where the River Tame meets the Etherow .


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Section 5: Stockport Road, Denton to Stockport (0.1MB) – route description

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