GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Anglezarke Reservoir

5 miles (7.5 km)

This circular cycle and walk loop takes you around the pretty Anglezarke Reservoir near Chorley. If you're coming by train you can easily reach the reservoir from Chorley or Adlington. Parking is also available at the south eastern end of the reservoir.
The route takes you around the reservoir using a series of country lanes. There are some climbs with great views over the Rivington chain of reservoirs which includes Yarrow Reservoir, High Bullough Reservoir and the Rivington Reservoirs.
It's easy to extend your outing by heading into the nearby Rivington Country Park where there are more cycle trails.
The route below is a cycle route but the reservoir also has some lovely walking trails on the eastern side. If you park in the car park where this route starts then you can pick up a lovely waterside footpath which will take you to High Bullough reservoir. It's a lovely walk with woodland trails. You could extend it by climbing the nearby Winter Hill.
You can also climb to the nearby Healey Nab for great views over the reservoir. On the Nab there are lots of footpaths and two colour coded mountain bike trails to try in the woodland area.
Just to the north is the delightful hamlet of White Coppice with its idyllic cricket pitch and series of reservoirs.


PR6 9DQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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


If you head south to Rivington you could enjoy some refreshments in the delightful Rivington Village Green Tea Room. There's a cosy interior where you can enjoy a good range of snacks and meals. There's also an outdoor area for warmer days and the cafe is very dog friendly too. You can find the tea rooms on Sheep House Lane with a postcode of BL6 7SD for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Brinscall Walk starts from the village to the north of the reservoir. You can follow a pleasant walking trail south along The Goit Canal to reach the site. The WithnellNature Reserve and Abbey Village Reservoir can also be accessed near the route.
For more walking ideas in the area see the West Pennine Moors Walks page.


Watermans Cottage, Anglezarke Reservoir - - 1454887

Watermans Cottage overlooking the reservoir

South Over Anglezarke Reservoir - - 309463

View south over Anglezarke Reservoir on a misty day

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View through the trees to the lake on a lovely summer day

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Taken from the road that separates this reservoir from Rivington Upper Reservoir.

A glimpse of Anglezarke Reservoir - - 1073020

Looking down the spillway that connects Yarrow Reservoir to Anglezarke Reservoir.

Higher ground above Anglezarke Reservoir - - 1690621

Higher ground above Anglezarke Reservoir. This is a recommended viewpoint on the eastern side of the water, near the car parks. You can also see along to Upper and Lower Rivington Reservoirs.


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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