COVID 19 update
Our recreation site, car parks and toilets will remain open.
Please follow Government guidelines and observe social distancing where necessary, to ensure the safety of yourself, other visitors and our staff.
Please follow the countryside code and make sure your visit is safe and responsible.
Piethorne is a great location for family walks around the reservoirs. With three routes to choose from there is beautiful scenery and wildlife to see.
Bluebell Wood Nature Reserve provides a spectacular display during the spring and a riot of colour in the autumn. Look out for the ruins of Rag Hole Farm around Ogden reservoir and the Rooden reservoir, the deepest of them all, on the longer route.
Waterworks Road, Newhey, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 3TQ.
Tel: 01706 881 049.
|Open all day, every day.||
Small car park available at Ogden reservoir – free parking.
Interpretation board in car park.
|The 451 bus from Newhey Terminus (Stop F) to Peppermint Bridge stops at Piethorne Valley car park.|
Toilets are open between: 9am - 4pm
|National trail – Pennine Bridleway. Key access required for concessionary bridleways members on horseback, please ring to enquire.||Fly fishing at Piethorne and Kitcliffe reservoirs, day tickets required from Oldham fly fishing club, and coarse fishing on Ogden reservoir, day tickets from Saddleworth Angling Society.||
Three routes available with self guided walks (leaflets available from Hollingworth Lake Visitors centre).
Route 1 – around Odgen – easy walking.
Route 2 – around Kitcliffe and Piethorne reservoirs – moderate.
Route 3 – Wickenhall Farm and Hanging Lees – hard walking.
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