Things to do in Saddleworth, Greater Manchester
The area of Saddleworth encompasses several villages, they are Denshaw, Delph, Diggle, Uppermill, Greenfield and Grasscroft, these villages were in the area known as the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Many of the residents refuse to accept this and still say they live in Yorkshire.
The area is made up of rugged moorland, villages and farms.
In earlier times the inhabitants were mostly farming communities.
Today there is a greater diversity of people, some who have moved from towns to enjoy country life.
This has lead to lots of new houses being built.
There are several areas of natural beauty.
There are train links with Manchester and Huddersfield, every half hour.
Uppermill is the main village, which is popular with tourists, it has plenty of cafe facilities and lots of shops, there is a children's playground, walks along the canal and a lovely garden centre with its own cafe just outside the main village.
The people are very friendly and will make you welcome
Description by Lindey Genty