Tandle Hill Country Park is a country park in Royton, Greater Manchester, England. It consists of approximately 110 acres (45 ha), a combination of beech woodland and open grassland. The park contains a countryside centre (opened in 1994), picnic areas, children's play area and numerous trails and paths into the surrounding area. Two countryside rangers are based at the countryside centre. In fine weather conditions, it offers views of Manchester and the Welsh mountains.
Tandle Hill was originally part of the township of Thornham - part of the extensive parish of Middleton. It was used as a meeting place for radicals in the 19th century. In the period leading up to the Peterloo massacre it was said that it had been used by radicals for practising marching and drilling. The beech woodland was planted to prevent this happening again and the hill became a hunting park and private game reserve as part of the Thornham Estate. It was sold in 1861 and came into the ownership of Joseph Milne, whose wife later sold the park to Norris Bradbury, a Royton councillor. Bradbury gifted the park to the people of Royton in 1919 as a peace offering at the end of the First World War. A granite marker stands near the Oozewood entrance to the park, and its inscription reads:
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Charlene Wallis | Jun 7, 2018
My son loved it! His favourite was the assault course, and the big slide. Lovely little cafe that sells food, drinks and ice cream 😋 they don't except card payments and there is no cash machine, so I would recommend if you fancy something from the cafe take cash with you.
Carole Mosco | May 30, 2018
Beautiful place w lovely kids playground and adequate cafe. Well worth a visit
James Bradshaw | May 8, 2018
Great place for a stroll with or without pets! Parking is plentiful but can get busy on hot days :)
Sylwia Kalus | Apr 26, 2018
It's a lovely park, big enough to go somewhere and lost a bit :) There s a lot to do, u can go with your dog, kids, all family. You can get there by car, bus or on your bike (I recommend the last one). On summer time there is slide and playing area for kids next to the cafe where u can eat something warm, ice creams and drink some coffee or sth cold. There are stunning views- you can see Rochdale, Manchester and Oldham, even Ashton when it's a good weather. I don't live close but I love that place and I try to get there every month or so.
Monica Hope | May 18, 2018
Really serene and beautiful...only complaint I have has that people have littered and it really spoils the magic.
Iain Webb | Jun 20, 2018
This is a great country park for all ages and animals with fantastic views from the war memorial after a short walk. Thoroughly recommend visiting in all weather and all seasons.
Sean Coffey | Jul 1, 2018
Love it here. Also includes a hammock, which is the best thing ever.
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