Enjoy an easy circular walk around this pretty reservoir near Bolton. There is a good footpath around the water which makes use of the Witton Weavers Way on the eastern side. The walk starts near Entwistsle railway station which can be reached from Manchester, Blackburn and Clitheroe. You then pick up the lovely path with waterside and woodland sections to enjoy. There are also great views of the surrounding countryside and the impressive Entwistle viaduct.
To extend your walk you can head to the nearby Entwistle Reservoir or follow the Witton Weavers Way a mile south to Jumbles Country Park.
PostcodeBL7 0LU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Wayoh Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Wayoh Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Wayoh Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Wayoh Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Strawbury Duck is conveniently located at the northern end of the reservoir. It's one of the area's landmark pubs and well worth a visit after your walk. There's an appealing interior with old beams, an open fire, numerous pictures on the wall, comfy chairs & a cosy, welcoming atmosphere. Outside there's a nice beer garden for warmer days. You can find it close to the train station on Overshores Rd with a postcode of BL7 0LU for your sat navs.
Pictured above are the Strawbury Duck Pub and the adjacent Entwistle Reservoir. A visit to both is a nice idea after your exercise.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south east of the site you'll find the little village of Chapeltown and the noteworthy Turton Tower. This historical landmark dates back to the Middle Ages and includes pleasant grounds with woodland and pretty gardens. There's also a delightful tea room with a terraced garden which makes a fine place for some post walk refreshments.
For more walking ideas in the area see the West Pennine Moors Walks page.