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Saddleworth Folk Weekend

Saddleworth is a picturesque area which nestles on the edge of the Pennines between Yorkshire and Lancashire, and is made up of several charming villages including Greenfield, Friezeland, Delph, Dobcross, Denshaw and Diggle, but the chief one is Uppermill. Here visitors will find numerous tourist attractions - narrowboat rides on the Huddersfield Canal, the old Museum, a Countryside Visitors Centre and several gift shops. We're also very close to Oldham, Huddersfield and Ripponden with all their attractions.

Saddleworth has an impressive reputation when it comes to large scale events - thousands of visitors come to the area every year to watch the Whit Walks, the Brass Band Competitions, the August Rushcart and the great Arts Festival which is held every 4 years. The original Saddleworth Folk Festival, started in 1998, was one of those popular events. It had established itself on the folk festival scene as one of the friendliest festivals around, and had an enviable reputation of consistently having impressive artists line-ups.

After a hiatus of a few years, this festival is now back on the calendar and is well worth a visit.

For more info see Saddleworth Folk Weekend website