Things to do

Here is a link of events taking place within our area…

We have listed our favorite yearly ones below...

Diggle Blues Festival ~ beginning of June

The free musical tour of Diggle!

Whit Friday ~ middle of June

Dating back to 1884, the event is hugely popular with well over 100 national and international bands participating.

Wellifest and Saddleworth Show ~ end of June

A music event with a different and Saddleworth Show

Yanks Weekend ~ middle of August

Yanks takes over the Saturday and Sunday and is a weekend not to be missed! Celebrating the filming of ‘Yanks’ the 1940’s weekend is fantastic for all the family. We even usually get a fly over from a Lancaster Bomber, Spitfire and Dakota!!

The Rushcart – end of August

Begging in Uppermill the cart is taken to Greenfield, Delph and Dobcross and back to Uppermill, before going up to The Church Inn on the Sunday for dancing, games and fun before going to it’s final resting place outside the Church.

Marsden Jazz Festival – middle of October

The Jazz Festival is one of the UK’s longest established Jazz festivals,

We also have a few private chef’s within our area:

Adam Sothcott from Uppermill (just over 5 minutes drive away) offers private dinner parties at his house or takeaways – please ask for more details.

The Elder Tree by Tom Rookes ~ private chef service at the cottage!

The Elder Tree offers private chef and meal delivery services directly to the cottage. They use managed wild ingredients gathered from the Peak District. You decide what kind of meal you would like, they will write a special menu for the occasion and source all the ingredients.

You can have their chef, Tom, prepare and serve the meal in your cottage or opt to have the meal prepared and oven-ready, delivered to the door for you to heat up whenever you’d like.

Enquire at or visit