Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

Castleshaw Centre

Castleshaw Centre

Castleshaw Centre
Waterworks Road

Telephone: 0161 770 8595



Activities Available

  • Environmental education
  • Walking
  • Climbing / abseiling
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Caving
  • Mountain biking
  • Ghyll scrambling
  • High ropes
  • Orienteering
  • Team building activities
  • Raft building

At Castleshaw we provide a range of Environmental and Adventurous Activities. These can form the main basis of your visit, or you can incorporate them into your own programme of activities. Our staff hold National Governing Body awards in the range of activities provided. For more information visit the Castleshaw Centre website.

Accredited Courses

  • MIDAS minibus driver training
  • Educational Visit Coordinator training
  • Visit Leader Training


  • Up to 38 people – fully catered, part catered or self-catered

The accommodation can sleep 38 people in rooms for 2 to 6 people; some are en-suite. The ground floor area is wheel chair accessible and includes bedroom and bathroom areas. There is a camping field, animal and nature areas and private parking.

Our staff team can provide additional activities, by arrangement.

Our centre is located only a short distance from the remains of Castleshaw Roman Fort. There are information boards at the fort, but you can access further details via the Visit Oldham website. Several walking routes which take in the local Saddleworth villages are available from this website in PDF format. Castleshaw Heritage trails and audio trails, which give an insight into the area's rich history are also available to download. You will also discover The Castleshaw Quest, an adventure walk aimed at younger participants which takes in the area around the lower Castleshaw reservoir. For more visit the Castleshaw Centre website.

Public Transport Links

  • Greenfield Station – 4 miles away
  • Oldham Mumps Tram / Metrolink 6 miles
  • Regular buses from Manchester, Oldham and Huddersfield go to Delph, just over 1 mile away

Further Information

Castleshaw Centre has been Oldham's outdoor education centre for over 100 years. We provide outdoor and adventurous activities for people of all ages. The centre was originally opened by the Oldham Poor Children’s Holiday Association in 1895 and donated to the Council in 1916.

We are located in the South Pennines, at the Northern edge of the Peak District National Park. We are fortunate to be surrounded by a network of lanes, footpaths and bridleways with excellent public access. The Pennine Bridleway is half a mile of the centre and the Pennine Way is within 1.5 miles. The Castleshaw Roman Forts are 1/3 mile away:

The Diggle Jiggle is a 17km mountain bike route makes use of local lanes and bridleways, including the Pennine Bridleway.

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