GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Castleshaw Reservoir

2 miles (3 km)

These two reservoirs in Oldham have some nice walking trails to try. It's a beautiful setting with the Upper and Lower reservoirs surrounded by some lovely Pennine scenery.
You can start the walk from the Castleshaw Centre public car park on Waterworks Road, Delph. It's located at the southern tip of the lower reservoir. From here you can pick up paths along the lower reservoir before another footpath takes you around the upper reservoir. It makes for a nice circular walk with good views across the water for the duration of the route.
To extend your walking in the area you can pick up the Pennine Bridleway and further explore Saddleworth Moor and Delph Heights. You could follow the long distance trail north and head to the nearby Dowry and Readycon Dean Reservoirs for example.
The Oldham Way, Crompton Circuit and Rochdale Way also run through the area. They're all good options for reaching several of the other reservoirs dotted around this area of the Pennines. This includes Ogden and Piethorne Reservoirs located just 2.5 miles north west of Cattleshaw.

Castleshaw Reservoir Postcode

OL3 5LZ
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Castleshaw Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Castleshaw Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Open Street Map with Location tracking

Photos

Castleshaw Lower Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 483305

Sheep grazing by Castleshaw Upper Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1775580

Castleshaw Lower Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 63345

Castleshaw Top Reservoir and Standedge - geograph.org.uk - 332329

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Castleshaw Reservoir.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Castleshaw Reservoir.mmo (right click - 'Save As')

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