Outdoor Education Discovery Day

Calling all Forest School and outdoor education practitioners... come and meet the Northern Roots team on Monday 16th March and be inspired by Snipe Clough, our 160-acre site.  Feed into the creative design of outdoor learning spaces and tell us what you'd need in place in order to use the site.

Date: Monday 16th March
Venue: 9:30 – 1 pm at the Conservatory, Alexandra Park, Kings Road, Oldham, OL8 2BH
Parking: Free parking available in the Kings Road car park

Snipe Clough is 160 acres of semi-wild green space in the heart of Oldham. The site borders Oldham’s award-winning Alexandra Park and extends all the way down past Park Bridge Heritage Centre. With views of Saddleworth Moors and the foothills of the Peak District, the site is a mixture of open moorland, meadow and woodland, a tranquil haven for birds, wildlife and humans alike.

The Northern Roots team invite you to spend a morning exploring the site and telling us what you think. From streams and dipping ponds to woodland hideaways and open trails, we’ve got plenty to inspire and stimulate young minds. But what would we need to put in place for you to be able to use the site as a base? How should we creatively develop spaces? How can different organisations and businesses work together on the site?

Come and walk the site with us, explore what it has to offer and share your ideas and requirements over a cuppa and cake. We have no firm plans in place at this stage, so this is your opportunity to input, share ideas and have your say.

If you're currently a Forest School or outdoor education provider, we'd love to meet you. To give us an idea of numbers you’ll need to book your space by emailing us at northern.roots@oldham.gov.uk  Please put OUTDOOR EDUCATION DISCOVERY DAY in the subject line. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you’ve got any questions ahead of the session get in touch and we’ll do our best to answer them.