GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hartshead Pike

2 miles (3.5 km)

Climb this hill in Greater Manchester for great views over Ashton-under-Lyne,Mossley andOldham. At the summit you will find the 19th century Hartshead Pike Tower, a Grade IIListed building. From the 267m (876ft) summit you can enjoy views over the Pennines.
The walk starts near Mossley train station and climbs past Luzley Brows and Luzley Hall to Mossley Cross. You continue to Hartshead Pike before descending back to the town via Broad Carr.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could pick up the Oldham Way which runs past Hartshead Pike. You could also pick up the Tame Valley Way and enjoy a walk along the River Tame through Mossley. You can also pick up the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and head across the Pennines and the Peak District towards Huddersfield.


OL6 9AQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hartshead Pike OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hartshead Pike Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


After your walk head to the Roaches Lock Inn in Mossley for some post walk refreshments. The pub's main attraction is a lovely beer garden with fine views of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. It's an ideal spot for a rest on a fine day. You can find it at 387 Manchester Road with postcode OL5 9BB for your sat nav.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The long distance Tameside Trail passes the hill. The 30 mile circular walk explores several of the highlights of the River Tame Valley.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Hartshead Pike, Ashton under Lyne - - 2055

Hartshead Pike, Ashton under Lyne. The tower on Hartshead Pike is one of the most prominent features in the landscape to the east of Ashton under Lyne and Oldham. It stands 290 metres (950 feet) above sea level.

Oldham from Hartshead Pike (2) May19

View over Oldham from Hartshead Pike

The Colliers Arms, Hartshead Pike - - 203595

The Colliers Arms, Hartshead Pike. This farmhouse/pub served beer from the jug in the landlord's tiny front room. The pub closed about six years ago having gained the dubious reputation of being the worst pub in the country.

Hartshead Pike from Ashton (2)

Hartshead Pike viewed from Ashton-under-Lyne

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Hartside Pike.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)