GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sutton Reservoir and Danes Moss Walk

2 miles (4 km)

This walk visits Sutton Reservoir and the and Danes Moss Nature Reserve in Macclesfield.
The reservoir and the reserve are located within walking distance of each other so the two scenic destinations make for a pleasant walk.
The walk starts at the eastern end of Sutton Reservoir where there is a layby for cars to park. This is located about a mile south west of the village of Sutton Lane Ends. From the layby you can pick up trails heading west along the reservoir with nice views across the water.
At the western end there's a nice grassy path along the reservoir outflow leading towards the Broadhurst Swing Bridge on the Macclesfield Canal. Cross the bridge and follow the towpath north and it will take you towards Danes Moss. There's boardwalks here taking you over the reserve's lowlandraised bog. There's also heathland and woodland with11 species of dragonfly and damselfly to look out for. It's a rare site with great birdwatching opportunities as well.
The walk passes very close to the village of Gawsworth. The village includes three noteworthy historic buildings including the 15th century Gawsworth Hall. The house and grounds of the historic Tudor house are well worth exploring. You can find Gawsworth just to the south west of the route.

Postcode

SK11 0HZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Sutton Reservoir and Danes Moss OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sutton Reservoir and Danes Moss Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The reservoir and the reserve are popular with dog walkers.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Footpath to Sutton Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 4111241

Footpath to Sutton Reservoir

Boardwalk at Danes Moss - geograph.org.uk - 4111172

Boardwalk at Danes Moss

Broadhurst Swing Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 2054840

Broadhurst Swing Bridge

Sutton Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 4285188

Sutton Reservoir

Low water level on Sutton Reservoir near Sutton Lane Ends - geograph.org.uk - 4670158

Low water level on Sutton Reservoir near Sutton Lane Ends

Former Woodhouse Green Bridge near Oakgrove, Cheshire - geograph.org.uk - 4275254

Former Woodhouse Green Bridge near Oakgrove, Cheshire

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Sutton Reservoir and Danes Moss.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)