GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Tandle Hill Country Park

2 miles (3 km)

Explore 110 acres of beech woodland and open grassland in this country park in Royton. At the highest point in the park there is a war memorial commemorating the men of Royton who died during the First World War. There are also views across the Manchester Plain and the Pennine Hills. Facilities include a cafe and a Countryside Centre with leaflets and information displays on the local area, wildlife and countryside.
There are two way-marked walking trails in the park. The green trail follows well surfaced paths and is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The blue trail is more hilly and not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The Thornham cycle trail also passes through the park and offers a nice ride on well layed out paths. You could also continue your walk along the Rochdale Way which runs through Tandle Hill.


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Tandle Hill Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Tandle Hill Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's a nice on site cafe where you can go for refreshments after your exercise. There's picnic tables as well where you can sit outside on warmer days.
Just to the north of the viewpoint you'll find The Tanhill Tavern. The friendly pub has good menu and can be found at14 Thornham Ln with a postcode of M24 2SD for your sat navs. Just head north from the summit and you will find Thornham Road and the pub at the bottom of the hill.

Dog Walking

The park is great for dog walking and you will probably see plenty of other owners on your outing. The on site cafe is also dog friendly and will provide drinking water.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

One nice idea is to head west from the park along the waymarked Oldham Way. This will lead you into Chadderton where you could have an easy stroll along the towpath of the Rochdale Canal. It's a nice way to continue your outing but with minimal exertion.
If you head a few miles south west to Middleton you can explore Alkrington Woods. The nature reserve has some fine trails along the River Irk and a number of small lakes. Near here there's also Heaton Park in Prestwich. The expansive park includes many attractions including a boating lake, ananimal farm, woodlands andornamental gardens.
To the south there's the noteworthy Boggart Hole Clough. This attractive park includes some impressive steep ravines, a boating lake, a visitor centre, bike hire and good surfaced paths for cyclists.
Just to the east you can pick up the Crompton Circuit and enjoy a circular walk around Shaw and Crompton Moor.


Tandle Hill - - 9808

Summit of Tandle Hill trig pillar. Shows the view over Manchester on a summer day

Foot of Tandle Hill - - 68547

Foot of the hill. Looking towards Tandle Hill with the diverted path emerging from under the M62 motorway behind.

Tandle Hill Country Park, Royton - - 618299

Woodland in the park

War Memorial Tandle Hill Country Park Royton - - 1094802

War Memorial

The Rotary International "Life for a Life" Memorial Forest - - 2513528

The Rotary International "Life for a Life" Memorial Forest

Thornham Cycle Way, Tandle Hill - - 2142950

Thornham Cycle Way, Tandle Hill

Leaving Tandle Hill summit - - 1125500

Leaving Tandle Hill summit

Thornham Cycleway - - 848237

Thornham Cycleway. Here the cycleway leads from Oozewood Road into Tandle Hill Country Park. The notice reminds users that it is a concessionary route and misuse could result in the facility being withdrawn.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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