Grains Bar Hotel, Ripponden Rd, Oldham OL1 4SX  |  Tel: 0161 624 0303  |  E-mail: grainsbarhotel@hotmail.com

THINGS TO DO

 
 
 
 
 
 
WALKING AND HIKING
The Pennine Way runs along our boarders, so it is ideal to take a walk or hike.  There are also countless stunning countryside walks and trials to explore.  We can arrange guided walks from the hotel for both singles and groups, please contact us for all the information.  We have linked with Visit Oldham so you can down load a few of these walks.  We have ordinance maps available for you use, boots trays and warm room to dry clothes. We offer a warm welcome, with a flask re-fill. 
http://www.visitoldham.com/activities/walking-and-trails

CYCLING

Love cycling? We have beautiful countryside tracks for either a leisurely cycle or if you prefer more of a challenge there are some intense downhill descents. We have linked with Visit Oldham so you can down load a few of these routes. Some of our favourites are Greenfield to Mossley - Pennine Bridleway and Former Railway Line and the Delph Donkey.  We have a safe bike storage room for you to keep your bike.
http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/sites/default/files/diggle_mtb_route3.pdf

 

 

 

HORSE RIDING

If you love horse riding or just fancy trying something new, horseback is a great way to see the Saddleworth countryside.  Below are a few local companies who offer great trials: 
http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennine-bridleway http://www.oxheywesterntrailrides.co.uk
http://www.odrc.co.uk/friezland-arena

 

 

SAILING

If you like sailing, Dovestones Reservoir is the perfect place, set in 100 acres of the Peak District National Park.  Just  5 miles away from the hotel they welcome both beginners and experienced sailors from dinghy sailing to power boating.  With tournaments running you can contact the club for more details. http://www.dovestonesc.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

CANAL TRIPS

Take a trip on one of the barge tours along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.  You can discover industrial history and nature away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You will pass through scenic villages and some tours pass through the Standedge Tunnel, which is the UK’s longest, highest and deepest tunnel.  If you want to book a tour please contact one of the companies below:
http://www.saddleworth-canal-cruises.co.uk http://www2.huddersfieldcanal.com/canals-for-all/#shuttle

 

WILDLIFE AND BIRD WATCHING

We are surrounded by beautiful nature, as our hotel is set in 9 acres full of wildlife and birds. Working with the local environmental agency we are making habitats to encourage more wildlife to make a home with us.  Next door to us is Little Owl Farm, which is a rescue home for a variety of animals, from farm animals, donkeys and even owls. You can arrange a visit at: https://www.facebook.com/LittleOwlFarm.

The reservoirs throughout the area also provide valuable wintering and breeding habitat for wildfowl and waders.

SHOOTING CLUBS

There are two local Shooting clubs, Diggle Rifle Range, and Running Hill Clay Pigeon Club which cater for most shooting disciplines.  They run tournaments and competitions every weekend.  Diggle Rifle Range is the premier long rifle and practical shotgun shooting facility in the North. Offering weekend shoots from 100 to 1000 yards.  FAC holding visitors welcome.  Running Hill offers a range of layouts changing from bird, teal, rabbit and looping clay targets. Shot guns can be supplied by the club. Please contact them for more information for day/weekend memberships; advanced booking is required: http://www.diggleranges.com or http://www.rhcpc.co.uk

LITTLE OWL PETTING FARM

Its the perfect way to spend the day with the family, Little Owl Farm has a variety of animals from Ducks, to Donkey's and beautiful Barn Owls.  You feed and pet the animals.  The also have activity and craft days.  All the animal at Little Owl Farm have been rescued, all donations go to a good cause.  The Peacock's and chicken's are regulars in the Hotel's beer garden.  Please take a look on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/LittleOwlFarm/

BISHOPS PARK PITCH & PUTT

Surrounded by dozens of sensational views, bishops park pitch and putt offers an exciting, entertaining and enjoyable 9 holes of golf and a stunning new driving range for non-golfers and golfers alike.  Situated in the hills of grains bar, They not only host amazing views but a sophisticated course with prices which are unbeatable! They have a cafe which offers fresh food, warm and cold. A perfect way to spend the day.

They provide all the equipment you need to play, however you can also choose to bring your own. http://www.bishopsparkpitchandputt.co.uk/

THEATRE AND CINEMA

If you’re looking for some entertainment we have a local Theatre called Oldham Coliseum and an Odeon cinema in Oldham town center.  You can view performances and book tickets on line, and its only 3.6 miles away, approximately 11 minutes car journey.

http://www.coliseum.org.uk

http://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/oldham/222/

LEISURE CENTERS

Oldham Leisure Center has a great swimming pool, badminton, sports hall and fitness classes available you can view the schedule on line

https://oclactive.co.uk/

Just in Moorside Village, 1.2 miles away Heavenly bodies, has great weight training and fitness classes available. You can call them on 0161-620-999

FANCY A DAY OR NIGHT OUT LOCALLY

Depending on what you are looking for in your day or night out, there is Uppermill Village which is 3.1 miles away and has a range of coffee shops, village shops, wine bars, restaurants and also Uppermill Civic hall which hosts concerts and plays. You can check what’s on, on line

https://www.skiddle.com

FANCY A DAY OR NIGHT OUT IN MANCHESTER

Manchester is a great day and night out for everyone, you have Spinngfield’s, Canal Street, Northern Quarter, Castlefield, Deansgate, Salford Quays, lots of Shopping, Bars, Clubs, Museums, Art Galleries, Theatre's to choose from.  You can find out more at https://www.visitmanchester.com

 
 
 
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