View from Hartshead Pike hill in Tameside in Greater Manchester for the surrounding Ashton-under-Lyne, Mossley, Saddleworth, Lees and Oldham, even Manchester. Its name is associated with the monument on its summit.
I love these horses. The black-and-white speckled horse looks like taken out of the short swedish story - The Adventures of Pippi Langstrumpf (1969) about nine years old unruly girl Pippi with a carrot coloured hair and two braids (Inger Nilsson).
The inscription above the tower's entrance at Hartshead Pike reads:
"Look well at me Before you go And See You nothing at me throw".
The monument at itself is a Grade II listed building and was built in 1863 to commemorate the wedding of the Prince of Wales to Princess Alexandra of Denmark.There’s been a structure on the hill since the Roman occupation of Britain, where it acted as a warning beacon and signalling station. When the Second World War broke out , it was permanently closed.
Starting point: Lees, Mossley or Ashton, Distance: 0.5km, Time: 1 Hour, Elevation: 940 feet (290 m) above sea level.
It's a truly remarkable sight when you reach the top of Hartshead Pike hill.
Hartshead Pike is amazing place every season of the year and also worth to come to see breathtaking scenery for the surroundings.