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6 great reservoir walks in Lancashire

PUBLISHED: 08:13 26 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:44 17 April 2019

Entwistle Reservoir by Aneesa Sidat

Entwistle Reservoir by Aneesa Sidat

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Many of the county's reservoirs were created to supply water to the growing populations of towns and to the industrial heartlands, but they also provide a perfect backdrop to a walk in the countryside.

Hurstwood Reservoir by Mick HeysHurstwood Reservoir by Mick Heys

Hurstwood and Widdop Reservoirs

This walk begins and ends in Worsthorne Village Square, heading east you will explore the area around the Hurstwood, Widdop and Swinden Reservoirs.

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Arley Reservoir, Worthington Lakes by Keith CarterArley Reservoir, Worthington Lakes by Keith Carter

Worthington Lakes

Worthington Lakes is famous for fishing but this walk explores the three separate reservoirs that make up Worthington Lakes: Worthington, Arley and Adlington.

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Wayoh Reservoir - Aerial Photo by Daniel GrearWayoh Reservoir - Aerial Photo by Daniel Grear

Wayoh and Entwistle reservoirs

Set out from Entwistle Station, next to the Strawbury Duck and explore Wayoh and Etwistle reservoirs, built in 1876 and 1832 resepectively and combined they supply over 50% of drinking water to Bolton.

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Belmont reservoir by Keith CarterBelmont reservoir by Keith Carter

Belmont reservoir

Belmont lies within the West Pennine Moors and this walk takes in the reservoir that lies just to the north of the village as well as Longworth and Turton Moors.

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Lower Ogden Reservoir, Barley by Jon ClareLower Ogden Reservoir, Barley by Jon Clare

Lower Ogden Reservoir

This circular route via Pendle Hill that starts out in the village of Barley takes in Lower Black Moss Reservoir and skirts under the Big End to Upper and Lower Ogden Reservoirs.

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Calf Hey Reservoir by John LenehanCalf Hey Reservoir by John Lenehan

Calf Hey Reservoir

Start out at the Clough Head Café and Visitor Centre in Haslingden and head onto Hog Lowe Pike passing by Ogden Reservoir and Calf Hey Reservoir along your way.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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