Turton & Entwistle and Wayoh Reservoirs from Jumbles

This walk visits the three large reservoirs and an area of moorland to the north of Bolton.

Technical sheet
No. 293209
A Manchester walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 21/08/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h35[?]
Distance Distance : 14.55km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 150m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 147m
Highest point Highest point : 261m
Lowest point Lowest point : 123m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Manchester
Starting point Starting point : N 53.621031° / W 2.400459°
Download : -

Description

(D/A)The start is from Jumbles Car Park (Grid ref. SD736140). Facing the reservoir take the footpath in the bottom left hand corner of the main car park, dropping down to a bridge over Bradshaw Brook, beneath the dam wall. Follow the path ahead then turn right on reaching the lane. Proceed along this lane through the farm gates and farm with the horse stables each side of you to the waters edge. Just after the Sailing Club cross over a bridge (Grid ref. 733147) then turn left to follow the cobbled road, bearing right, up to the main road.

(1)Turn left, then go up the narrow path on the right just before the house. Follow this path under the railway line, across a field and into the woods. At the path junction in the woods, take the higher right path to a stile at the boundary of Turton Golf Course. Turn right keeping close to the right hand fence (watch out for flying golf balls). On reaching the corner cross over the ditch, go through the wall and continue to walk in the same direction across the fields to join the drive coming down from Torra Barn, the house standing high on the hill to your left.

(2)Cross over the cattle grid to the corner of the lane (Grid ref. 728152). Proceed through the farm gate then along the straight private road, passing Clough House Farm. You will pass many "Witton Weavers Way" signs from now on. Continue along the unmade road across the moor to Greens Arm Road (Grid ref. 718169). Turn right, then left down the footpath to a small car park and some steps to the waters edge.

(3)Turn left along the path with Turton & Entwistle Reservoir on your right. On reaching Yarnsdale, with its small stream, go over the second bridge. Do not go through the five-bar gate into the woods but follow the wall on the left to a stile. The path climbs part way up the hill bearing right to join an old Green Lane passing three wall ends coming up from the woods.

(5)At the end of the Green Way go downhill close to two large stone posts then over a stile and down a steep bank to the edge of the Reservoir (Grid ref. 715177). Turn left to follow the Reservoir edge looking out for the second path that climbs at right angle to the Reservoir path. Then, on reaching the Bridleway, turn right to a pub interestingly named 'The Strawbury Duck'.

(6)Turn left on the road crossing over the railway line then left at the footpath dropping down the field to the top of Wayoh Reservoir (Grid ref. 730179 ). Continue along the path with the Reservoir on you right. The path climbs up near the dam and finishes in the village.

(7)Turn right walking down the road through the village passing the Post Office on your left to Turton Bottoms. Still keeping to the road, cross over the River Bridge then take the cobbled lane on your left leading into a small new housing estate. Cross over another river bridge then turn right. Follow the left bank of the river all the way to Jumbles Reservoir. Staying on the left bank you will soon be back at the car park.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 144m - Start: Jumbles car park
2 : km 2.17 - alt. 159m - Turn left up narrow path
3 : km 3.12 - alt. 197m - Cross over cattle grid to corner of lane
4 : km 5.64 - alt. 225m - Turn left along path beside reservoir
5 : km 8 - alt. 229m - Go downhill to edge of reservoir
6 : km 9.31 - alt. 222m - Turn left over railway line
7 : km 11.75 - alt. 182m - Turn right down the road
D/A : km 14.55 - alt. 144m - Finish: Jumbles car park

Useful Information

This walk visits the three large reservoirs and an area of moorland to the north of Bolton. Also included is the the village of Turton Bottoms. The walking is on good paths and very easy to follow.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.5/5
Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 4.5/5
Routemap quality : 4.5/5
Walk interest : 4.5/5


Walker
on Tue 30 Nov 2021 15:10:35 CET

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 30/11/21
Description quality : Good
Easiness to follow the route : Good
Walk interest : Good

Easy low level walk which was just right for the wild day on which we did it.


Walker
on Tue 11 Sep 2018 19:31:00 CEST

Really enjoyed this straighforward walk. Instructions were very clear and easy to follow. Will definitely do this again.


Walker
on Mon 08 Jan 2018 09:10:03 CET

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 08/01/18
Description quality : Very good
Easiness to follow the route : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Great views, easy to follow with a nice dog friendly pub halfway round

Other walks in the area

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 6.07km Vertical gain +150m Vertical drop -150m Durée 2h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Pleasant farmland walking with a pretty interlude along a wooded stream valley.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 6.74km Vertical gain +150m Vertical drop -150m Durée 2h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Descend through flowery pastures and then circumnavigate a scenic wooded reservoir.

Organisation / Walking Club / Mountain guide
distance 2.87km Vertical gain +63m Vertical drop -64m Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

A contouring farmland stroll with wide views over Bolton to Winter Hill.

Walker
Jubilee Tower Darwen from Ryal Fold
distance 6.97km Vertical gain +165m Vertical drop -164m Durée 2h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Tockholes - Blackburn with Darwen

The walk starts from Ryal Fold, Tockholes Road and follows the anticlockwise circular route via Duckshaw Moor, Darwin Tower and Earnsdale Reservoir.

Walker
Sunnyhurst Wood Darwen
distance 3.96km Vertical gain +55m Vertical drop -55m Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tockholes - Blackburn with Darwen

The walk starts from Dean Lane off Tockholes Road and follows anticlockwise the circular route via Earnsdale Reservoir, Sunnyhurst Wood and Darwen Golf Course.

Walker
Great Hill from White Coppice
distance 12.02km Vertical gain +292m Vertical drop -288m Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Anglezarke - Lancashire

The walk starts from White Coppice cricket ground and follows the clockwise circular route via Wheelton Moor, Tockholes Plantation and Great Hill.

Walker
Abbey Village Reservoirs Circular
distance 10.12km Vertical gain +130m Vertical drop -121m Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Withnell - Lancashire

The walk starts Abbey Village main St A675 (Bolton Road) and follows clockwise circular route via Abbey Village, Rake Brook, Roddlesworth Lower and Higher Reservoirs.

Walker
Withnell, Brinscall
distance 9.36km Vertical gain +70m Vertical drop -70m Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Withnell - Lancashire

The first section of the walk follows the disused Lancashire Union Railway from Abbey Village to Brinscall which is now a nature reserve. After Brincall the route follows Goit watercourse before leaving the valley and gradually ascends via Brinscall Hall and Windy Harbour to Snape Heights offering good views over the Ribble Valley, The final section descends back to railtrack offering good open views of Darwen Moor.

For more walks, use our search engine.

The GPS track and description are the property of the author.