Come December 31st venues in Oldham and across the borough will be having their fair share of New Year’s Eve celebrations.
And one thing is for certain: For all you view enthusiasts there’s plenty of places to catch some of the very best New Year’s Eve fireworks views around.
So if you’re in Oldham this New Year’s Eve and you’re looking to break out your camera and capture some firework magic, here are a few places you’ll want to check out when the clock strikes midnight:
Tandle Hill Country Park in Royton has always been a favourite of walkers and dog walkers alike, thanks to its various walking paths and calm, undisturbed forestation.
But it’s also home to one of the more stunning view points in the entire region.
With views stretching out across the surrounding boroughs (parts of Tameside included) as well as Manchester City Centre, there’s plenty of room to be had to catch a glimpse of all the surrounding fireworks being let loose!
Bishop Park Monument
Another incredible Oldham view point, Bishop Park monument sits at a staggering 1233 feet above registered sea level and offers panoramic views of Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire and can even stretch as far as certain parts of Wales on a clear day!
The monument itself was built in thanks to the family who offered the land at Bishop Park to Oldham Council, so that it could be enjoyed by as many people as possible - and given that the views are so vast it’s definitely a good thing it was finally opened to the public.
Not that you’ll be able to play at this time of night (well, who knows!), but there is a Pitch and Pull golf course just adjacent to the park, should you fancy taking a few strokes off your game in the daytime!
A particular favourite amongst wildlife enthusiasts thanks to the wide array of birds and small mammals that inhabit it, Crompton Moor continues to be a popular spot in the local community, especially with photographers looking to capture a beautiful bird mid-flight, or just to take advantage of the breathtaking scenery.
Scenery which includes some far-reaching views of the surrounding areas, which make for some ideal view points come New Year’s Eve or Bonfire Night.
And if you don’t want to begin a full-on trek at that time of night, there’s plenty of nearby main roads and parking spots that offer similarly enjoyable views.
Be sure to bring a wide angle lens for this one - you’ll need it!