Enjoy a walk alongside this pretty reservoir in the Peak District. A trail runs for several miles along the water with some stunning scenery.
You can start the walk from the large car park just to the south of Torside Reservoir on Woodhead Road. You then follow a shared cycling and walking trail east to Woodhead Reservoir. The trail runs along the southern side of the water with nice views to the surrounding countryside and hills.
To extend the walk pick up the Longdendale Trail and head west to visit Valehouse and Bottoms Reservoir.
Woodhead Reservoir PostcodeSK13 1JF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Woodhead Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Woodhead Reservoir Pubs/Cafes
If you head west towards Tintwistle you could visit the noteworthy Bull's Head for some post walk refreshments. The 16th century pub does very good food and has a nice cosy fire for winter days. You can easily find the pub in the village at a postcode of SK13 1JY for your sat navs. It's also very dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
There's another car park slightly closer to the reservoir at Crowden on the northern side. You could start the walk from here if you prefer and cross to the southern side on the bridge.
The Trans Pennine Trail heads north east from the site. You could follow it up to the nearby Winscar Reservoir to extend the walk.