Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Planning your visit
History & heritage
Things to see and do
Download your free local map
Wool Road, Uppermill, OL3 5QR
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Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
There are public toilets in Uppermill
Uppermill was once famous for its wool and cotton mills. Sitting on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and surrounded by the stunning Saddleworth Moor on the edge of the Pennines, today, Uppermill is a great place for canal and riverside walks with friends and family.
If you want to explore further, the Diggle end of the Standedge Tunnel is a 30 minute stroll along the towpath. You'll pass the magnificent Saddleworth Viaduct along the way.
Benches are along Wool Road and the High Street in Uppermill
Walking route up to Diggle
Remember to take some healthy snacks if youre planning to feed the ducks, swans, coots and moorhens
By car - there is pay & display parking on site. Free parking is available at Wool Road, lock 24, then you can walk along the towpath to Uppermill
By bus - bus route 184 travels from Oldham Railway Station to Uppermill
Download our free regional guides
Nine regions to choose from - over 120 fantastic places to visit