Launch of fantastic heritage walks programme for 2018.

In April 2018, Lindsey Milnes, our learning officer, launched our 2018 series of heritage walks which take place in May, June and July this year.

“It is far better to get outside on to the wide open heaths,

to smell the turf and let the clean winds whistle through your system.

It is in effect like flushing a sewer!”  (Ammon Wrigley, 1916)

These walks are delivered by Stephen Whitehead and Brian Gibson and supported by the Learning Officer.

The first walk has a literary link – taking a route around some of the sites where Victorian local poet and historian, Ammon Wrigley, lived.

The second has a transport link – taking a route along part of the old Chew Valley tramway built to aid the construction of the Chew Reservoir.

The third, a Saddleworth landscape history theme with a walk to Pots and Pans discovering quarries, early water mills and stories of Chew Valley.







More details will appear in the local press and on the museum’s website and Facebook site. Perhaps you are interested in taking part? Maybe you’d like to blow away some cobwebs, take some exercise, find out about our local history or make room to be inspired?

Bookings are now being taken at the museum and also via Eventbrite or email:

The museum is open between 1 and 4 pm daily. Our phone number is  01457 874093 and the museum’s address is :- Saddleworth Museum, High Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, Yorkshire OL3 6HS