6 great reservoir walks in Lancashire

Entwistle Reservoir by Aneesa Sidat

Entwistle Reservoir by Aneesa Sidat - Credit: Archant

Many of the county’s reservoirs were created to supply water to the growing populations of towns and to the industrial heartlands, but they also provide a perfect backdrop to a walk in the countryside.

Hurstwood Reservoir by Mick Heys

Hurstwood Reservoir by Mick Heys - Credit: Archant

Hurstwood and Widdop Reservoirs
This walk begins and ends in Worsthorne Village Square, heading east you will explore the area around the Hurstwood, Widdop and Swinden Reservoirs.
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Arley Reservoir, Worthington Lakes by Keith Carter

Arley Reservoir, Worthington Lakes by Keith Carter - Credit: Archant

Worthington Lakes
Worthington Lakes is famous for fishing but this walk explores the three separate reservoirs that make up Worthington Lakes: Worthington, Arley and Adlington.
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Wayoh Reservoir - Aerial Photo by Daniel Grear

Wayoh Reservoir - Aerial Photo by Daniel Grear - Credit: Archant

Wayoh and Entwistle reservoirs
Set out from Entwistle Station, next to the Strawbury Duck and explore Wayoh and Etwistle reservoirs, built in 1876 and 1832 resepectively and combined they supply over 50% of drinking water to Bolton.
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Belmont reservoir by Keith Carter

Belmont reservoir by Keith Carter - Credit: Archant

Belmont reservoir
Belmont lies within the West Pennine Moors and this walk takes in the reservoir that lies just to the north of the village as well as Longworth and Turton Moors.
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Lower Ogden Reservoir, Barley by Jon Clare

Lower Ogden Reservoir, Barley by Jon Clare - Credit: Archant

Lower Ogden Reservoir
This circular route via Pendle Hill that starts out in the village of Barley takes in Lower Black Moss Reservoir and skirts under the Big End to Upper and Lower Ogden Reservoirs.
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Calf Hey Reservoir by John Lenehan

Calf Hey Reservoir by John Lenehan - Credit: Archant

Calf Hey Reservoir
Start out at the Clough Head Café and Visitor Centre in Haslingden and head onto Hog Lowe Pike passing by Ogden Reservoir and Calf Hey Reservoir along your way.
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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.