Werneth Low Country Park – A Short Tameside Walk
Werneth Low Country Park provides some of the best views and walks in Tameside. This short Tameside walk starts at the Lower Higham Visitor Centre. From the visitors centre car park go through the kissing gate, then ¼ mile uphill to the Cenotaph on Hackingknife. Pass to the right of the cenotaph and follow the path to the bottom of the golf course.
Go through the two gates and the path goes over a stream at Pipers Clough. Carry on uphill to where the path ends at a lane at Windy Harbour on Idle Hill. Go directly ahead here on Cock Brow. Proceed downhill past two houses on the left, with the radio masts on the right. The lane becomes steep. Look for a gap in the wall, by a gate on the right.
Cross over the first field and between two gate posts ahead, then over the stile at the end of the second field and on to the left of the pylon. From the pylon the path bears right uphill to a stile at the top corner of the field. This leads onto Beacom Lane. This Werneth Low Country Park walk then turns left downhill and between the properties at Beacom Houses.
Just after the houses go through the gate on the right and uphill. At the top go through another gate and keep right. This leads to a narrow track where another right turn finishes at the lane at Needham’s Farm. Turn left here and follow the lane to Werneth Low Road. Cross the road and follow the path on the golf course back to the bottom, then up to the Cenotaph and back to the starting point.
The walk is only short at 2.95 miles and takes just over an hour. All the tracks on this Werneth Low Country Park walk are covered in Walks In Tameside – Volume 2 Southern Tameside.