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Oldham Council is encouraging residents to get some healthy exercise and enjoy the Borough’s beautiful scenery.

The Oldham Way Challenge takes place on Friday and Saturday 26 and 27 of July and there is still time to take part as an individual or as part of a team. This annual event is a 40-mile hike that starts and finishes at Daisy Nook Country Park, taking in Saddleworth along the way. Entry is just £6 per person and you can join for all or part of the two days. It is a non-competitive event for all the family, groups and individuals.

Oldham Youth Councillors take part in the Oldham Way Challenge every year as it is a fantastic way for young people to experience Oldham’s green spaces, while undertaking an adventurous and gruelling hike. This year 20 members will be participating and raising money via sponsorship for the Dovestone Rangers conservation project and the Mayor’s appeal.

Councillor Dave Hibbert, Cabinet Member for Environment and Housing, said: “The Oldham Way Challenge has become a really popular event on the Borough’s events calendar because it caters for walkers of all abilities. It is a good way to get out and about with friends and family and also offers the opportunity to raise some money for charity if you want to get sponsored.”

Up for the challenge? For more information and an application form call 0161 770 8595; email castleshaw.centre@oldham.gov.uk or logon onto http://www.oldham.gov.uk/oldhamwaychallenge



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