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 story - The Adventures of Pippi Langstrumpf (1969) about the redheaded and unruly Pippi (Inger Nilsson).
The inscription above the tower's entrance reads "Look well at me Before you go And See You nothing at me throw".
The monument 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
Hartshead Pike is amazing place every season of the year and also worth to come to see breathtaking scenery for the surroundings.