GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walkerwood Reservoir

1 miles (2 km)

This circular walk takes you around Walkerwood Reservoir in Stalybridge Country Park. It's easy walking with nice views of the Pennine Moors and the surrounding hills.
There's a car park at the north western corner of the reservoir on Brushes Road where you could start the walk. From here you can pick up footpaths taking you around the water. The path runs for just over 1 mile, though you could extend the walk by following the Pennine Bridleway east to Brushes Reservoir and the Swineshaw Reservoirs. If you were to head south from the site you could visit a series of reservoirs running along the Longdendale Trail.
The reservoir is also surrounded by some lovely Pennine Moorland with some good footpaths across Hollingworthall Moor to the south.


SK15 3QP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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


The Hare & Hounds pub is located a short distance from the site in Millbrook. They do good food and have a small garden area too. You can find it a short stroll north west from the car park at 394 Huddersfield Rd with a postcode of SK15 3ET for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south east along the Pennine Bridleway and you will soon come to Bottoms Reservoir. There's another circular waterside trail here with a fine historic pub in nearby Tintwistle.
Arnfield Reservoir is located just to the south east of the lake and has a nice walking trail to try. Our circular walk takes you along the eastern edge of the reservoir before visiting the woodland and lake in the nearby Hollingworth Nature Reserve.
The long distance Tameside Trail passes just to the east of the reservoir. The 30 mile circular walk explores several of the highlights of the River Tame Valley.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Greater Manchester Walks page.


Walkerwood Reservoir - General View - - 1399310

Walkerwood Reservoir

Where Brushes Road reaches Walkerwood Reservoir - - 1632017

Where Brushes Road reaches Walkerwood Reservoir. The road then crosses the dam. Taken in the snow during the winter of 2009.

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Lovely view of the lush green vegetation and countryside surrounding the water in the summer of 2009

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Another snowy scene with at sunset. Harridge Pike can be seen in the background

Into The Woods - South Of Walkerwood Reservoir - - 1399318

View of one of the woodland paths to the south of the reservoir

Walkerwood Reservoir - view from the spillway bridge - - 1399308

Walkerwood Reservoir

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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