GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Audenshaw Reservoir Walk

4 miles (6 km)

This walk uses waymarked walking trails to visit the Ashton Canal and the Gorton Reservoirs in Audenshaw, Manchester. It's a nice waterside walk, taking place on largely flat trails.
The walk starts from the Guide Bridge train station which is right next to the canal in Audenshaw. You can pick up the towpath and follow it west toward Fairfield. Here you pick up the Tameside Trail and follow it south towards the reservoirs. You'll pass along the Upper and Lower Gorton Reservoirs before coming to Debdale Park where the route finishes.
To extend the walk continue south on the Tameside Trail and you will soon come to Reddish Vale Country Park. The park contains a Visitor Centre, woodland trails, Community Orchard and Garden, Butterfly Conservation Field and a Dipping Pond. Highfield Country Park is also located in this area in Levenshulme.

Audenshaw Reservoir Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Audenshaw Reservoir Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Both the Fallowfield Loop and the Manchester Cycleway pass the reservoirs. These cycling trails use an old railway line to explore the area on an off road path.


Gorton Lower Reservoir - - 1333266

Gorton Lower Reservoir

Gorton Upper Reservoir - - 59720

Gorton Upper Reservoir. One of the reservoirs at Gorton built by Manchester Corporation to store water for the city. Looking north from SJ90219646

Gorton Upper Reservoir - - 1159249

The bridge between the Southern and Northern arms of Gorton Upper Reservoir.

Gorton Upper Reservoir - - 1159258

The bank of Gorton Upper Reservoir looking down its Southern Arm.

Canoes on Gorton Lower Reservoir - - 1504256

Canoes on Gorton Lower Reservoir

Bench at Gorton Lower Reservoir - - 1504341

Bench at Gorton Lower Reservoir. One of three overlooking the reservoir which is used for sailing and canoeing.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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