GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Turton Tower Walk

5 miles (8.2 km)

This walk visits a notable historical landmark near Bolton. It's a fine place for an easy stroll and there are several other local highlights to see if you'd like to further stretch your legs.
This circular walk visits the tower before heading to Entwistle Reservoir, Wayoh Reservoir and Jumbles Country Park. You can start the walk from the free car park at Turton Tower or there's another parking area at Jumbles Reservoir just to the south. On the route there's also Entwistle train station which is not far from the tower. The tower itself is Grade I listed and was originally built in the lateMiddle Agesand then added to in the 16th century. You can enjoy a tour inside before a stroll around the grounds which include woodlands, a dovecote and a kitchen garden.
After exploring the tower the route picks up the Witton Weavers Way and follows the waymarked path north to Entwistle Reservoir. You then turn east to visit Wayoh Reservoir where you can follow a nice waterside trail south along the eastern side of the water. The route then heads through Turton Bottoms to Jumbles Country Park where there's another pretty reservoir. From here it's a short walk through Chapeltown to return to the Tower car park where the route finishes.

Postcode

BL7 0HG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Turton Tower OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Turton Tower Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's an on site tea room with a pleasant garden terrace where you can enjoy some refreshments after your walk. It has some history being located in what was once the kitchen at Turton Tower.

Dog Walking

The tower and tea room are dog friendly so its a nice walk to do with your pet. There's also some nice woodland trails next to Entwistle Reservoir.

Photos

Turton Tower, Chapeltown Rd, Chapeltown, Bolton (506218) (35235167350)

Turton Tower Exterior 1

Turton Tower, Chapeltown Rd, Chapeltown, Bolton (506217) (35339662122)

Turton Tower Exterior 2

Turton Tower Morning Room (252802761)

Morning Room interior photo

Turton Tower Bradshaw Bedroom (252778375)

Bradshaw Bedroom interior photo

Turton and Entwistle Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 476014

Turton and Entwistle Reservoir

Wayoh reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1271960

Wayoh reservoir

Jumbles Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 653031

Jumbles Reservoir. Looking towards the sailing club on the Jumbles the lower of the 3 reservoirs feeding Bolton

Turton Bottoms - geograph.org.uk - 398978

Turton Bottoms. Water from Wayoh to Jumbles travels along here. The reservoir was built as a compensation reservoir in 1876 to ensure a continuous flow of water into Bradshaw Brook - so essential to feed the several bleach works down stream at that time. It is now used for domestic supply and another compensation reservoir has been built down stream in the Jumbles.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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