Recreation sites

COVID 19 update.

Our recreation site car park and toilets will remain open, following Government guidance. We will continue to monitor this.

Please follow social distancing guidelines, stick to the footpath, and keep a 2 metre distance to ensure the safety of yourself, other visitors and our staff.

Please only visit our recreation sites if you are local to the area.

Please only visit with your household, your bubble, or to meet one other person.

Please act responsibly, stay local and stay safe.

The North West is home to some of the UK's most stunning landscapes, and here at United Utilities, we're lucky enough to have a number of sites right in the middle of them. Whether you're into running, cycling or just sitting and contemplating, these places are just waiting for you to enjoy them.

Listed below are 18 of our most beautiful locations in the region which are owned and managed by us. Browse the page for a location you may wish to visit or click to view large map so that you can find locations near you.

If you are planning on visiting any of our recreation sites, please take the time to read our rules and guidance and about reservoir safety. 

We’re committed to keeping these spectacular sites open to the public, so go and explore the great outdoors - it's right on your doorstep!

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Need Inspiration?

Grab some fresh air, stretch your legs & wind down on a day trip to Stocks Reservoir in the Forest of Bowland. Here’s our Catchment Controller Dave to tell you all about the facilities you can enjoy.

Enjoy your visit!