GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Belmont Reservoir

2 miles (4 km)

This walk visits Ward's Reservoir and Belmont Reservoir on the West Pennine Moors.
Starts the walk from the car park on Rivington Road just to the west of the village of Belmont. From here you can pick up footpaths heading east around the pretty Ward's Reservoir before picking up trails across the moors to Belmont Reservoir. It's a very scenic area with splendid moorland scenery and views to the surrounding Pennine Hills.
To extend the walk head to the eastern side of the water to pick up the Witton Weavers Way. You could then follow the waymarked trail south to visit Delph Reservoir on the outskirts of Bolton.
Also nearby is the climb to Winter Hill where there are great views back down to the reservoir.

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

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


The Black Dog in Belmont village is a good choice for some post walk refreshments. The fine country pub has an interesting history having been opened back in1825. The original building was first used as a village courthouse in the 1700s and later as a farmhouse. It has a fine interior with cosy snugs, raised areas, coal fires and traditional features. At the back of the pub there’s a sun-trap beer garden and part-covered courtyard. It's an ideal place to relax in after your walk if the weather is good. They also provide accommodation if you need to stay over in the area. You can find the pub in the village on Church Street with a postcode of BL7 8AB. It's located very near to Belmont Reservoir and Ward's Reservoir which makes for a nice stroll after your meal.
The Black Dog, Belmont - - 879779 Wards Reservoir - - 1287568
Pictured above: the Black Dog and Ward's Reservoir in Belmont.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Ward's Reservoir - - 1091712

Ward's Reservoir

Wards reservoir - - 480341

Wards reservoir

Belmont Valley Fishery - - 1536361

Belmont Valley Fishery

Field drainage and Belmont reservoir - - 1730388

Field drainage and Belmont reservoir

Higher and Lower Pasture House Farms - - 2105693

Higher and Lower Pasture House Farms. A view of the countryside to the east of the lake.

Belmont Reservoir at Bromiley Heys - - 2358748

Belmont Reservoir at Bromiley Heys


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

Belmont Reservoir.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)