The New Year is almost upon us! And with the New Year comes plenty of new year celebrations!
These always include joyous parties, lots of drinks and snacks and, of course, more fireworks than you can count!
Every year when the clock strikes midnight on December 31st the sky lights up with thousands of dazzling explosions to make your eyes pop.
But, if you live in Tameside, where is the ideal place to catch these amazing firework views?
Here are just a couple of our suggestions:
If you live in Tameside, chances are you’re well-aware of the stunning views to be had at Hartshead Pike.
Overlooking much of Mossley, Ashton and Oldham, the Pike offers panoramic scenery stretching as far as Manchester City Centre and beyond.
As you can imagine, on New Year’s Eve this makes for some pretty stunning firework shots and just might be the biggest and best free firework display in the region.
For miles around you’ll be able to see all manner of rockets striking in the night air, making a midnight trip to Hartshead Pike a must-visit.
Also, if you happen to be at the Hartshead Inn on this evening, their pub garden will offer you just as amazing views while you enjoy a drink too!
Werneth Low Country Park
Another great walking route in Tameside with some cracking panoramic views, Werneth Low might just beat our previous entry for total views available.
Werneth Low Country Park, situated in Hyde, is a mainstay for walkers, dog walkers and hikers from across the region and makes for a visually pretty day out.
The rolling fields make for some exceptional photography opportunities and well as numerous enjoyable walking routes.
But when you hit to War Memorial at the very highest point of the country park, you’ve struck the New Year’s Eve jackpot.
You’ll be able to sample a full three hundred and sixty degree view of the surrounding villages and boroughs, all with their own firework extravaganzas.
Our advice? If you’re into 360 photography, this is one not to be missed!
While not strictly a part of Tameside, we’d be silly not to include this entry to our list.
With some of the most popular walking routes for miles around, Dovestones Reservoir is the go-to walking route for hikers and walkers near and far.
There’s plenty to be seen here, both in the way of awesome views and beautiful fields and forestation.
But the centrepiece of the reservoir is… well… the reservoir itself!
At the right angle and with a clear enough night, you’ll be able to see the reflection of many fireworks dancing in the dark waters of Dovestone Reservoir, like a mirror reflecting the sky above.
Bring your best camera and a sharp enough lens and you might just take the best photo you’ve ever taken!