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Entwistle and Wayoh Reservoirs is a 7.1 kilometer loop trail located near Darwen, Lancashire, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

7.1 km
173 m

kid friendly


trail running


bird watching



wild flowers


A circular walk near Darwen in Lancashire, taking in the beautiful moorland and woodland areas that sit between the two reservoirs, Wayoh Reservoir and Turton and Entwistle Reservoir. The walk begins by climbing into the moorland where you will have fabulous views, before descending through Chapeltown to reach the banks of Wayoh Reservoir. The pretty waterside paths are lined with dense woodland, the water is home to plenty of wildlife and you will get a great view of the Armsgrove Viaduct. The final stretch takes you through the village of Entwistle to return to the banks of Turton and Entwistle Reservoir. The walk has several climbs and descents throughout. Some sections of the paths can be very muddy at times. You will need to negotiate several gates, kissing gates and flights of steps but there are no stiles on route. Most of the paths are enclosed but you will need to cross three sheep pastures plus one large hillside field which may be holding cattle, so take care with dogs. (The cattle were present when we walked but they completely ignored our dog). Allow 2.5 hours.

10 days ago

Nice route 1hr30 with a nice mixture of fields and the reservoirs. we crossed over to the other side of wayoh reservoir which was nice. Easy difficulty

6 months ago

Absolutely loved this walk round the reservoirs. Perfect for autumn

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Lovely walk. Walked round entwistle reservoir first then did walk. car park was busy and road leading down to it narrow so got bit hectic with cars trying to pass, but well worth it.😃

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Loved this walk with its views of St Anne's Church and the reservoirs. If you have the time, the Strawbury Duck is worth a rest stop after the climb up to Entwistle station.

28 days ago

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