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 Grane Valley has an intriguing atmosphere amongst the many ruined farmsteads, which were abandoned when the reservoirs were built to supply drinking water to the growing industrial towns.
Today, the picturesque reservoirs of Calf Hey, Ogden and Holden Wood and the surrounding moorland offer visitors excellent walking routes. The area also plays host to a varied array of wildlife and unique habitats, with fascinating bird life present all year round.
If its history you like then the ruins of Harley House and the ‘The Whiskey Spinners’ farmsteads, where occupants earned their living through illegally distilling whiskey for 150 years, provide further interest in this fascinating valley.