Diggle is a village in the Saddleworth parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England. It is situated in the moorlands of the Pennine hills.
The name "Diggle" comes from the Saxon word degle, meaning "valley". Like many of the Saddleworth villages, it traces its history back to a collection of hamlets.
Diggle is located at one end of the recently restored Standedge Canal tunnel, Britains longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel. The Diggle Hotel can be found close to the edge of the tunnel.
In the heart of the village there is the Diggle Chippy which is housed in a listed building. There is also the Hanging gate pub, a newsagent, and a post office/off-license.
Diggle railway station used to be part of the Manchester to Huddersfield and Leeds line. The station opened in 1849, but closed in 1963. In recent years however, there has been talk of reopening the station in an attempt to ease congestion on Greenfield railway station.Diggle