OS Map: South Pennines, Code OL21 (1:25000)
Start Grid Reference: SE 183 095
Walk distance: 12 miles
Date walked: 15th April 2012
Time: 4.75 hours approximately
Route: Self planned.
Most of the this walk is on the OS Map OL21 apart from the first few hundred yards, which is on OS Map OL1. However, this part of the walk is very easy to negotiate without a map or at least with the google map. It starts from the car park by Brun Clough Reservoir. It is a free car park so no change is required.
The waypoints on the map have 10 figure grid references for use with GPS devices
This walk gives you a real moorland experience with views over Saddleworth and Lancashire. This landscape needs to be experienced, I have never really been able to capture it in photographs. Therefore for this walk there are fewer photos than usual.
|Views from Standedge|
|Another view from Standedge|
Not all of the walk is on the moors. The middle part drops down to an area with many reservoirs. Piethorne Reservoir is particularly picturesque with a Lancashire Wildlife Trust's reserve in the wood on its northern shore.
|Norman Hill Reservoir|