- Saddleworth Moor
Saddleworth Moor is an area of sparsley populated
moorlandand dark millstone grit scenery typical of the West Yorkshire and East Lancashire Pennine hills of northern England, between Holmfirth, West Yorkshireand Greenfield, Greater Manchester. Deep valleys cut into the landscape of Saddleworth Moor, facilitating road links between the cities and towns of the Manchester conurbation in the west, and Huddersfield, Kirklees and the cities of Bradford and Leeds in the east. Although the odd tourist source such as one cited here - and even certain other Wikipedia articles - state that the M62, Britain's highest motorway, crosses the Pennines at Saddleworth Moor, this is in fact not the case. This assumption probably results from "Saddleworth" appearing on motorway signage for junction 22, which is in fact at the meeting of Windy Hill and Rishworth/Moss Moors, 4 to 5 miles north-west of Saddleworth Moor. [ cite web
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The administration of the area is split between the
Metropolitan Borough of Oldhamand the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in the Metropolitan counties of Greater Manchesterand West Yorkshirerespectively.
The moor became infamous as the burial site of a number of the victims of
Ian Bradyand Myra Hindley. As a result, the crimes were dubbed the Moors Murders. The body of one of their victims, Keith Bennett, has never been found. Brady and Hindley said they buried him near a stream but did not know exactly where. [cite web
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Pennine Wayarrives from the Wessenden valley to the north and crosses the moor on its ascent to Black Hill on Holme Mossto the south.
The A635, known locally as the Isle of Skye road, passes across the moor. It takes its name from a
public housewhich was sited at Wessenden Head before it was demolished after a fire.
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