Northern Roots site is 160 acres of woodland, moorland and meadow in the heart of Oldham, Greater Manchester. With views of Saddleworth Moors and the foothills of the Peak District, the site is a tranquil haven for birds, wildlife and humans alike.
Northern Roots is located right next to Oldham’s award-winning Alexandra Park and runs all the way down to Park Bridge Heritage Centre. The main entry point to the site is at the junction where Kings Road meets Honeywell Lane. There is a small car park and the best post code to use for Sat Nav is OL8 2BJ.
There are currently no toilets or facilities on the site. Facilities in neighbouring Alexandra Park include public toilets and café.
The site has a mixture of hard surface paths and un-surfaced paths, so isn’t fully accessible to wheelchair users and mobility scooters.
Northern Roots site is open and accessible to the public seven days a week, so whether you want to go exploring with the kids, walk your dog or get muddy on your mountain bike, we welcome your visit.
When we’re able to, we’ll be launching a programme of events and activities on the Northern Roots site. From family bug hunts and volunteering to bird watching and star gazing, there’ll be plenty to get involved with, so follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates. And if you’re out and about on site for your daily exercise, please share your photos and thoughts with us on our social platforms – we’d love to see them.