Saddleworth Pedestrians

Introduction to our club

Saddleworth Pedestrians known affectionately to its friends as "The Peds" was formed forty four years ago and we currently have a membership of about 100, from in and around the Saddleworth area. Decent from Scarfell PikesOur members represent a broad range of backgrounds and interests but have a common enthusiasm for walking and hiking and a keen and informed concern for our countryside. We have a walks committee who organise a programme of fortnightly Sunday walks which is published every six months. They are all lead by members and are broken down into 'A', 'B' and 'C' categories. Full details of these walks, summer evening walks and other social events refer to our walks programme page.

In addition to walking in the Saddleworth area we do travel farther afield to Derbyshire, Yorkshire and the south Lancashire Pennines. Although we use private transport lifts are readily available for those who need them and for this reason we always meet at Lees library before travelling to the start of the walk.

If you have read this far you must be interested so why not be our guest on one or two walks you'll be most welcome. Then if you enjoy them you can become a member.

If you want to know more take your directions from the menu on the left.

Saddleworth Peds on Oldham Community Radio

In December 2014 Keith Saunders and Colin Deaville were interviewed by Gerald Brierley on "Oldham Today" where they were able to give details of our club. If you would like to listen to the interview please click here.

News Items

Club night Tuesday 10th March.

The speaker will be Geoff Scargiil, a retired headteacher from Middleton. The title of his talk 'I Never Left School' is intriguing. I do know we're in for a VERY ENTERTAINING EVENING! As always, guests welcome.


Rochdale Ramblers have asked if 'The Peds' can help with a simple footpath survey in that area for the review of the Definitive Map. Can anyone interested please email or speak to a committee member.