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muddy
6 days ago

A good nice walk. On the day I went it was overcast and muddy in places but very enjoyable. Lots of people on the Leek & Rudyard railway going up to the lake.on a beautiful summers day I think this would be extremely busy

hiking
rocky
11 days ago

Lovely walk would recommend, the hike up to the cave it self was wet and a bit slippery but worth it,nice walk all round dog friendly

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
18 days ago

Awesome walk! Both we and the dogs loved climbing, and just exploring the area. The paths uneven and rocky so can be tricky at points. Well worth the trip though, we will definitely be back!

hiking
rocky
18 days ago

Amazing, can’t wait to go again! Definitely worth the trip! The views were stunning!

absolutely beautiful views, especially when the clouds cleared up. Trail not too busy, but did get slightly crowded around the doxey pool. I would definitely recommend this trail and I will definitely be going back.

hiking
21 days ago

Really enjoyed this walk! Beautiful views

hiking
21 days ago

Relatively short & mildly challenging trail. The climb up to the cave was the most challenging part & requires a chunk of stamina but it’s worth it at the top. Although, beware of footing as wet weather makes it really quite slippy. The cave itself is awesome. Highly recommend this as a short day out. You could always do what we did though & go for an extended trek around the vast & beautiful area.

hiking
22 days ago

We parked at the free parking next to the Leek &Rudyard railway. This gets really busy so glad we went quite early. This is a lovely walk -mainly flat and lots of wooded shade which was great as a hot day. Dogs have to be on leads. You walk alongside the railway for a while. Found a good spot to get the dogs into the water for a cool off (just beside the first stop (The Dam) on the little narrow gauge railway. Really enjoyed walking around the lake- good signs and a coffee stop at The Dam (near the beginning of the walk) and not the sailing club as that is for members only. We did the whole circular route but you could do as much as you wanted then turn back.

hiking
24 days ago

Stunning views along most of the walk. Dogs need to be on a leash for most as there are sheep grazing all over the moor. Lots of steep hills going up and down. Thors cave is worth the climb. Wetton mill tea room has a reasonable selection of food cakes and a decent cup of coffee. I didn’t do the top half of the walk and cut through a beautiful dale. It still took close to 2 hours so a good walk. Would recommend.

This is a really nice walk, with some very pretty scenery. We took our dogs on a 26-29°C day as we thought it would be nice to be close to the water. Whilst it's a good walk, it's not the most dog-friendly, as dogs are supposed to be on lead at all times and dogs can't swim in the reservoir as there is blue-green algae which can be fatal to dogs. Lovely walk for families though (although wouldn't be stroller friendly).

hiking
27 days ago

great walk, I really enjoyed it

hiking
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

Quite easy to miss the start of the trail once you’re over the stile as it is quite overgrown but once you’re on it it’s great! The cave was amazing, glad it was nearer the end of the trail as it felt like the reward at the end for all the walking. Would definitely do it again!

hiking
2 months ago

Popular destination and it showed still beautiful views etc.. Cave area very crowded

hiking
2 months ago

I good walk round the reservoir. All paths clear and grass cut..1 steep hill and plenty of steps to climb. also plenty of other things to do if not into lots of walking

What beautiful views, some really steep areas. Was a warm day therefore lots of water was required. Definately going back.

Fantastic views! Traffic on the road back is a bit to put up with but views make it all worth it!

nice walk mystical place very calm quite spooky

hiking
3 months ago

Not a bad trail at all! The hills to the north are pretty steep and the steps around Thor's Cave are slippery so I wouldn't rate this as an easy route. Sometimes you need to be a little explorative to find the public footpaths. Nice views and walks along the river.

3 months ago

left my weed in the cave. only to come back later and find an old couple smoking it. damm near hotboxed the cave. otherwise this get 5 stars

walking
3 months ago

Pretty nice walk around Titesworth Water with some great views. Easy for all levels

Great walk. Even in the wind and rain. Beautiful views from the roaches and lud's church is a really special place. A must see. Moderately challenging but we managed with 3 children (12,10,6) - the ice cream van at roaches end really helped!

hiking
3 months ago

Enjoyed the walk,more of a work-out than we thought it would be (as wrongly assumed round the reservoir would be flat!). May 2019

Trail started well but following the loop anti-clockwise from the start it wasn’t long before, at the top of Soles Wood, the path cut across a field full of very jittery cattle. These days I’m afraid I don’t trust cattle and am far warier of them then I used to be. In any event with bullocks skittering about just the other side of the gate I decided it wasn’t worth the risk and turned back.

4 months ago

lovely views from the top

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful walk! The steep steps up to the cave are a little tricky for older people and younger children but we managed it with all the family. As others have said the cave is quite slippy and tricky to get in and out of but it is so worth it! Definitely a must walk.

I only came across the app this morning, found this route and decided to give it a go. The views are incredible, absolutely breathtaking. We only did the first loop as my dog was getting a bit restless as there were so many other walkers/dogs. Would 100% go back (just not on a bank holiday as was insanely busy).

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