Outdoor enthusiasts take to the hills for first ever Saddleworth Outdoor Festival

FROM ROCK climbing to fell racing, the first ever Saddleworth Outdoor Festival saw locals of all ages take part in a host of activities to celebrate the countryside.

The weekend celebration was organised by Christian Maylor, of Saddleworth Discovery Walks, to bring together individuals, groups and clubs in the area.

On offer was a wide range of events and activities to provide the opportunity for people to experience new things with fellow outdoor enthusiasts.

Participants took to the hills for guided walks, fell racing, rock climbing, orienteering, road cycling, mountain biking and much more.

There was also an exhibition of outdoor photography and art and entertainment at the Adventure Film and Talk Nights, which raised funds for Oldham Mountain Rescue Team.

Organiser Chris said: “Thanks to the many individuals and outdoor groups who got behind the festival and offered their support.

“After the success of the inaugural event, I’m already planning next year’s festival, which will include a range of new and exciting activities.”

Find out more about the event online.


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