Walks - Saddleworth Villages

Castleshaw Valley Reservoirs Walk

Take the path from the top of the Castleshaw Centre car park through the kissing gate and cross the small field. Pass through the gate at the end onto Cote Lane/ Waterworks Road.

Turn left and walk along the road towards Castleshaw Lower Reservoir. At the entrance to the reservoir turn left and head towards the dam wall. Follow the dam wall to the cattle grid at the other end. Do not cross the cattle grid. Use the gate to the left of the cattle grid to continue along the path towards the farmhouse.

Continue along the track with the reservoir on your right, until you reach the cobbled yard behind the farmhouse. Turn left and follow the path uphill past the sheep pens.  

At the top of the hill turn right and continue through the metal gate. Walk between the dry stone walls until you reach the road. Turn right and follow the road round to the right, crossing between the two reservoirs.

Castleshaw Valley Reservoirs Walk Upper Reservoir

Turn left at the junction with Dirty Lane and head uphill for a short distance before turning right onto a track. Walk up the track and through the small wooden gate ahead. Follow the fence on your left and then turn left through the gate. The Roman Fort is straight ahead and well worth a look.

Castleshaw Valley Reservoirs Walk Roman Fort

Castleshaw Roman Fort Map

Turn right and follow the fence around the field towards the interpretation boards. Turn right through the wooden gate and follow the path down hill towards the road, pass the route post. Head through the gate at the bottom of the hill and turn left onto the road. Continue onto Waterworks Road and round to the right, back to the car park.

We hope you enjoy the walk.

Distance: approx 2 miles   Approx time: 1½ hours

Terrain: short uphill climb at the start, some uneven surfaces   Parking: Castleshaw Centre car park Waterworks Road Delph, OL3 5LZ

Castleshaw Valley Reservoirs Walk Lower Reservoir

Castleshaw Centre and lower reservoir.

Castleshaw Valley Reservoirs Walk Map

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