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.A selection of waymarked woodland footpaths and cycle routes are available to suit all abilities. The circular reservoir footpath gives visitors the chance to experience the patchwork of farmland and forestry surrounding the open waters of the reservoir itself.
The reservoir is a haven for wildlife and is one of the best sites in the North West to see a wider range of wildfowl.
Gisburn Forest to the east of the reservoir has become an important recreation destination with a range of activity opportunities for locals and visitors provided at the Gisburn Forest Hub which is managed by the Forestry Commission.