GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Owd Betts Ashworth Moor Reservoir

1 miles (2 km)

Enjoy a short, waterside walk around Ashworth Moor Reservoir from Owd Betts pub in Rochdale. The walk starts from the Owd Betts car park on the Edenfield Road, just to the north west of Rochdale. The 18th century pub has an interesting history and is a great place for refreshments after your walk.
From the car park you can pick up an easy footpath leading around the water for just over a mile. After you finish your exercise you can enjoy a lovely pub lunch at Owd Betts where there's outdoor seating with wonderful views over the surrounding hills of the South Pennines.
The Rochdale Way long distance trail runs past the eastern end of the reservoir. You could pick up the waymarked path and head east to climb Knowl Hill and visit Greenbooth Reservoir and Naden Reservoir. It's a lovely, peaceful area with nice views towards Manchester and the nearby Scout Moor Wind Farm. Heading south east along the path will take you into the pretty Ashworth Valley where there's nice trails along the Naden Brook and the Cheeseden Brook.


OL12 7TY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Owd Betts Ashworth Moor Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Owd Betts Ashworth Moor Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For a longer circular walk in the area see the Cheesden Valley Walk. This also starts from Owd Bett's and explores the Cheesden Brook and the photogenic ruins of the old Lumb Mill.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Ashworth Moor Reservoir, near Rochdale - - 870273

Owd Betts - - 425623

Ashworth Moor Reservoir - - 510019

Ashworth Moor Reservoir - - 816619

View from Owd Betts - - 1080906

Ashworth Moor Reservoir - - 816623


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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