14 easy to follow walk route maps in Greater Manchester

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Fourteen easy to follow walk route maps in of in Walk Grade Order

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Walk gm101 The Bridgewater Canal from Dunham Town

Pleasant canal side stroll

Route Summary: - Dunham Town, The Bridgewater Canal, The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, Agden Bridge, Agden Brook, Arthill Farm, Little Bollington, Dunham Massey Park, Dunham Town.

Length: 9.5km (6 miles) | Ascent: 58m (190ft) | Allow at least: 2.25hrs | Grade: 2 (Easy)

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Walk gm136 White Holme Reservoir Circuit from Blackstone Edge Reservoir

High flat moorland walk - can be windy(!)

Route Summary: - Blackstone Edge Reservoir, The Pennine Way, White Holme Reservoir, Turley Moor, Higher House Moor, The Pennine Way, Blackstone Edge Reservoir.

Length: 14km (8.75 miles) | Ascent: 40m (131ft) | Allow at least: 3½ hrs | Grade: 2 (Easy)

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Walk gm108 Peel Monument from Holcombe

A short but steep ascent to stunning views

Route Summary: - Holcombe Moor Car Park, Holcombe Brook, Redisher Wood, Taylor's Farm, Bull Hill (Holcombe Moor), Peel Tower, Top O'th' Moor Farm, Holcombe Moor Car Park.

Length: 7km (4.5 miles) | Ascent: 180m (590ft) | Allow at least: 2.25hrs | Grade: 3 (Easy)

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Walk gm107 A circuit of Yoeman Hey Reservoir and Dove Stone Reservoir, Greenfield

Easy walking on good paths

Route Summary: - Dove Stone Reservoir, Greenfield, The Oldham Way, Yeoman Hey Reservoir, Dove Stone Reservoir.

Length: 7km (4.5 miles) | Ascent: 222m (729ft) | Allow at least: 2½ hrs | Grade: 3 (Easy)

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Walk gm142 Dick Hill and Saddleworth Moor (Broadstones Hill) from Greenfield

Wild moorland views

Route Summary: - Binn Green Car Park, Greenfield, The Oldham Way, Pots and Pans War Memorial, Dick Hill, Shaw Rocks, Slades Rocks, Saddleworth Moor, Saddleworth (Broadstone Hill), Binn Green Car Park, Greenfield.

Length: 8km (5 miles) | Ascent: 246m (607ft) | Allow at least: 2½ hrs | Grade: 3 (Easy)

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Walk gm198 Bull Hill from Holcombe

Gentle ascents to good views - can be wet

Route Summary: - Holcombe Moor Car Park, Holcombe, Chatterton Close Farm, The Rossendale Way, Bull Hill, Bull Hill (Holcombe Moor), Pilgrim's Cross, Harcles Hill, Peel Tower, Holcombe Moor Car Park.

Length: 9km (5.5 miles) | Ascent: 210m (686ft) | Allow at least: 2.75hrs | Grade: 3 (Easy)

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Walk gm102 Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lake

Fine views - though can be windy(!)

Route Summary: - Hollingworth Lake Car Park, Lydgate, The Pennine Way, Aiggin Stone, Blackstone Edge, Clegg Moor, Hollingworth Lake.

Length: 10km (6.25 miles) | Ascent: 310m (1017ft) | Allow at least: 3½ hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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Walk gm114 Great Dove Stones Rocks from Dove Stone Reservoir, Greenfield

A steep ascent to superb views

Route Summary: - Dove Stone Reservoir, Greenfield, The Oldham Way, Yeoman Hey Reservoir, Ashway Rocks, Ashway Gap, Dean Rocks, Great Dove Stone Rocks, Dove Stone Moss, Chew Reservoir, Chew Brook, Dove Stone Reservoir.

Length: 10km (6.25 miles) | Ascent: 439m (1441ft) | Allow at least: 3.75hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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Walk gm156 Bull Hill and Peel Monument from Holcombe

Gentle ascents to good views - can be wet

Route Summary: - Holcombe Moor Car Park, Holcombe, Chatterton Close Farm, The Rossendale Way, Bull Hill (Holcombe Moor), Pilgrim's Cross, Harcles Hill, Peel Tower, Taylor's Farm, Redisher Wood, Holcombe Brook, Holcombe Car Park.

Length: 12km (7.5 miles) | Ascent: 320m (1050ft) | Allow at least: 3.75hrs | Grade: 4 (Moderate)

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Walk gm134 Stable Stones Brow (Hoarstone Edge) and Alphin Pike from Dove Stone Reservoir, Greenfield

Superb ridge walk

Route Summary: - Dove Stone Reservoir, Greenfield, The Oldham Way, Chew Brook, Chew Reservoir, Stable Stones Brow (Hoarstone Edge), Alphin Pike, Dove Stone Reservoir.

Length: 11km (7 miles) | Ascent: 492m (1615ft) | Allow at least: 4.25hrs | Grade: 5 (Moderate)

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Walk gm115 Blackstone Edge from Littleborough

Fine views followed by a canal side stroll

Route Summary: - Littleborough, Lydgate, Aiggin Stone, Blackstone Edge, Aiggin Stone, The Pennine Way, Warland, Rochdale Canal, Littleborough.

Length: 15.5km (9.75 miles) | Ascent: 340m (1115ft) | Allow at least: 4½ hrs | Grade: 5 (Moderate)

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Walk gm116 Round Hill, Freeholds Top and Brown Wardle Hill from Watergrove Reservior

Wild and historic Lancashire

Route Summary: - Watergrove Reservoir, Wardle, Ramsden Road, The Pennine Bridleway, Crook Moor, Higher Slack Brook, Rough Hill (Shore Moor), Freeholds Top, Trough Edge End, The Rossendale Way, Trough Edge, Deacon Pasture, Hades Hill, Hades, Middle Hill (Whitworth), Brown Wardle Hill, Long Shoot Clough, Watergrove Reservoir, Wardle.

Length: 13.5km (8.5 miles) | Ascent: 472m (1549ft) | Allow at least: 4.75hrs | Grade: 5 (Moderate)

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Walk gm126 Ashway Rocks and Great Dove Stones Rocks from Dove Stone Reservoir, Greenfield

A steep ascent to superb views

Route Summary: - Dove Stone Reservoir, Greenfield, The Oldham Way, Yeoman Hey Reservoir, Greenfield Reservoir, Birchin Clough, Raven Stones Brow, Ashway Rocks, Ashway Gap, Dean Rocks, Great Dove Stone Rocks, Dove Stone Moss, Chew Reservoir, Chew Brook, Dove Stone Reservoir.

Length: 13.5km (8.5 miles) | Ascent: 563m (1848ft) | Allow at least: 5 hrs | Grade: 6 (Moderate)

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Walk gm150 Great Dove Stone Rocks Stable Stones Brow (Hoarstone Edge) from Dove Stone Reservoir, Greenfield

Superb ridge walk with extensive views

Route Summary: - Dove Stone Reservoir, Greenfield, The Oldham Way, Yeoman Hey Reservoir, Greenfield Reservoir, Birchin Clough, Raven Stones Brow, Ashway Rocks, Dean Rocks, Great Dove Stone Rocks, Chew Reservoir, Stable Stones Brow (Hoarstone Edge), Alphin Pike, Dove Stone Reservoir.

Length: 18.5km (11.5 miles) | Ascent: 762m (2501ft) | Allow at least: 6.75hrs | Grade: 7 (Hard)

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