Tandle Hill is a country park where you'll find a tranquil combination of vibrant beech woodland and wide-open grassland useful for picnics and outdoor exploration. You'll also find scenic views from the top of the hill where you can see Manchester and the Pennines.

Everyone can enjoy this country park, from children to adults and older visitors. Many of the trails are gentle and easy to traverse, and you'll find children's play areas within. Most people spend about 2 or 3 hours here, but you could easily spend an entire afternoon at the park.

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Tandle Hill highlights

The natural features of Tandle Hill are among the most sought-after highlights of this park. You'll find extensive mature beech trees and woodland along with diverse bird populations that make it a haven for birdwatchers. If you have a knack for biological intrigue, you'll also find a wide variety of fungi populating the park.

The adventure play area is notably popular with children. You'll find spaces for sand play along with a basket swing. If you're looking to improve your navigation skills, you can take advantage of the permanent orienteering course set within this park.

Good to know when visiting Tandle Hill

If you're looking to bring the whole family along to Tandle Hill, you won't have to leave anyone behind, including your pup, as this park is entirely dog friendly. If you're looking for more high-speed thrills, cycling is allowed throughout the park's paths, so you can explore them however you like.

The park consists of 48 hectares of parkland in total, so plan for which parts of the park you want to visit in advance. You'll find all the guides and maps you need online along with physical copies at the Countryside Centre. Additionally, toilet facilities are located within the visitor centre.

Tandle Hill in Manchester

Location: Tandle Hill Rd, Royton, Oldham OL2 5UX, UK

Open: 24/7

Phone: +44 (0)1616 273221