A Trio of Reservoirs: Part 1
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When it was constructed in 1832, the dam of the Entwistle Reservoir was the highest in Britain. Standing 108ft high, it is 360ft long and holds back some 726 million gallons of water and, together with the Wayoh Reservoir lower down the valley, provides about half the water needed for Bolton.
Starting at the car park, we will first take a leisurely stroll around Entwistle Reservoir, which is mainly flat and easy to traverse. We will then cross the footbridge and go past the initial meeting point and go uphill towards the more challenging Wayoh Reservoir. After crossing the bridge at the water plantation, we will walk along the hillside paths – uphill, before reaching the final stretch of the walk which takes us back via the ‘Strawbury Duck’, where we can stop off in this lovely dog friendly country house/restaurant and B & B. Feel free to enjoy a guest ale and/or ‘Steak Night’ which is every Wednesday night starting from 17:00hrs. Tables need to be booked in advance due to high demand.
This is a dog friendly walk so please bring your pooches along. Please also message me if you have any questions.
What to bring
Medication if necessary
Boots: Breathable walking shoes. Preferably waterproof for any wet/muddy areas.
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and drier
Socks: A good walking sock to protect your feet
Layered clothing: Interchangeable base and mid-layer/outer layer recommended for this time of year
Trousers: A pair of walking trousers over jeans and shorts etc. due to changes in weather and consider a breathable fabric where possible.
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Walking pole/s if preferred
You may wish to bring along your camera to take some snaps of this beautiful area.
Food & drink
A packed lunch will be required.
You may also wish to bring an energy bar or protein snack/drink/fruit.