Tandle Hill Country Park

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  • Course Status

  • Last checked January 2024. Everything OK, except note that post Z has yet again been re-sited, this time behind the memorial seat about 100m East of its previous site.   
  • NB.  20/11/2023 – Post X has been moved 40m along its re-entrant almost down to the marsh;   Post Z has been moved 40m away from the pond, after repeated vandalism presumably by mountain bikers.   You will need a new map to find this one !!  Also JJ has jumped from a (now removed) waste bin to a waymark post at the same path junction.
  • NB. Post K has moved a few metres uphill to the top of its spur.
  • NB. in 2022, a major map revision was done – contours and vegetation should be better now.
  • 1/7/2022 – Post Q was broken and hard to find, and has been replaced with a new post ZZ in a new position a few metres away. Make sure you get a new map!
  • nb.  April 2022 – post J has been moved a few metres East to a better site in the middle of the three gullies, but the bridge below it is broken and best avoided.
  • It looks like rabbits are making a home under post V.
  • Orienteering map details

  • There are two orienteering maps, the main Tandle Hill map, and a partial blown-up map of the SE part – Tandle Hill East – to support young beginner exercises.
  • Tandle Hill – A4 landscape, Scale 1:5000. Last updated November 2023.
  • Tandle Hill East – A4 portrait, Scale 1:2500. Last updated January 2023.
  • Start/Finish

  • The Start is at the park entrance at the SW end of the car park. The toilets and cafe/information building is just inside the park to the right.

    Tandle Hill car park, Start, and toilets

    SFctxt THw Start/Finish post adjacent to car park

  • How to get a map

  • Tandle Hill Country Park waterproof print£1.50

  • Tandle Hill Country Park PDF£1.50

  • Tandle Hill East waterproof print£0.75

  • Tandle Hill East PDF£0.75

  • Or buy any map from Get a Map
  • Park Facilities

  • K  Car Park   d  Toilets     Café  z Playground  X Picnic area
  • Directions

  • From M60(J20) follow A627(M) S for 1m and take slip road to Oldham. At roundabout take first exit on to A663 (Broadway) and follow for 3/4 mile to traffic lights. Follow A671 (Rochdale) for 1.5 miles and turn L on to Tandle Hill Road (500m beyond overhead power line). Park is signed.
  • OS Grid Reference: SD 907 088.  Postcode:  OL2 5UX
  • Public transport options

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The ‘mountain glide’ area!

Moss THw

Wonderful mossy area on the wooded hillside

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Ongoing work in the beech woodland

  • Course Maintenance

  • Maintained by GMOA, supported by Oldham Council
  • Postwatchers, please click here to submit your report.