GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

High Rid Reservoir

1 miles (1.4 km)

This small reservoir in Bolton is a nice place for an easy walk.
There's a circular footpath running around the lake for a distance of about 1 mile. On the way there's some lovely views over the water to the surrounding countryside. Also look out for wildlife including deer, fox, buzzard, velvet scoter and goldeneye.


BL6 4LH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

High Rid Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

High Rid Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The reservoir is a popular place for dog walkers so you'll probably see other owners on a fine day.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In Bolton there's Smithills Country Park and Doffcocker Lodge to explore.
Head west and you can continue your waterside walking around the much larger Rivington Reservoir in Rivington Country Park. The climb to Rivington Pike can also be started here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Bolton Walks and Greater Manchester Walks pages.


Farmland to the west of High Rid reservoir - - 2355585

Farmland to the west of High Rid reservoir

High Rid Reservoir - - 107040

High Rid Reservoir


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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