Walk d161 Rhodeswood Reservoir from Crowden

Delightful water-side stroll


Route outline for walk d161:

Crowden  -  The Pennine Way  -  Torside Reservoir  -  Rhodeswood Reservoir  -  The Longdendale Trail  -  The Pennine Way  -  Torside Reservoir  -  Crowden



National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Longdendale Trail, an 11km (7 miles) linear footpath connecting Hadfield in Derbyshire, England with Salter's Brook on the border with West Yorkshire, England. The Longdendale Trail also forms part of the Trans Pennine Trail that runs coast to coast across the UK from Southport in Merseyside to Hornsea in The East Riding of Yorkshire.

The Longdendale Trail follows part of the former Great Central Railway. This line from Manchester to Sheffield Railway was also known as 'The Woodhead Route'. It passed through the picturesque Longdendale valley which includes five reservoirs surrounded by high moorland. The reservoirs were completed in 1877 & were, at the time, the largest artificial expanse of water in the world. The line itself was closed in 1981 amid much controversy.

The Longdendale Trail is waymarked by named discs. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Longdendale Trail.

Part of this walk also follows a section of The Pennine Way, a 404km (251 miles) linear footpath connecting Edale in Derbyshire, England with Kirk Yetholm in The Borders, Scotland. The Pennine Way is waymarked by a National Trail Acorn. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Pennine Way.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL1
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 110
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk d161 Rhodeswood Reservoir from Crowden

In no particular order . . .

Walk d161 Rhodeswood Reservoir from Crowden - Hey Edge from Crowden

Hey Edge from Crowden

Photo: Peter Ellis (1)

Walk d161 Rhodeswood Reservoir from Crowden - Wildboar Clough with Bleaklow Hill beyond from the Pennine Way near Crowden

Wildboar Clough with Bleaklow Hill beyond from the Pennine Way near Crowden

Photo: Geoff Smithson (2)

Walk d161 Rhodeswood Reservoir from Crowden - Crowden Youth Hostel

Crowden Youth Hostel

Photo: Geoff Smithson (1)

Walk d161 Rhodeswood Reservoir from Crowden - Torside Reservoir

Torside Reservoir

Photo: Andy Avery (2)

Walk d161 Rhodeswood Reservoir from Crowden - An empty Woodhead Reservoir from Crowden

An empty Woodhead Reservoir from Crowden

Photo: Peter Marsh (4)

Walk d161 Rhodeswood Reservoir from Crowden - Hey Edge from Crowden

Hey Edge from Crowden

Photo: Geoff Smithson (3)

Walk d161 Rhodeswood Reservoir from Crowden - The spoil heaps above Brookholes Wood, Crowden

The spoil heaps above Brookholes Wood, Crowden

Photo: Simon Jacks (20)

Walk d161 Rhodeswood Reservoir from Crowden - Crowden Brook with Bareholmes Moss beyond from Crowden

Crowden Brook with Bareholmes Moss beyond from Crowden

Photo: Simon Jacks (19)


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