Lamaload reservoir

Lamaload reservoir provides a peaceful location surrounded by farmland with access to the moorland of the Peak District to the East.

There are a small number of walks to the reservoir and opportunities to view the local wildlife including Great Crested Grebes and Willow Warblers.

Location   Opening Hours   Walking    

Lamaload reservoir is situated north of the A54 Buxton to Macclesfield road within the Peak District National Park. To the east is the Goyt Valley with Macclesfield to the west.

Tel: 01260 252 268.

  Open all day, every day.  

There are a small number of walks to the reservoir.

All walks are dog-friendly.



We want to share our beautiful sites with you, and we ask you enjoy them in a manner that allows others to enjoy them after you, this includes:

  • Following the Countryside Code - Respect, Protect and Enjoy.
  • Taking your litter home, or using the available bins.
  • Keeping dogs under control for the safety of livestock and others.
  • Respecting farmers at work on the land by leaving gates as you find them.
  • Sticking to paths when walking, running or cycling. This helps us protect the sensitive ecosystems that form the habitats on our sites.
  • Please help guard against wildfires by not bringing BBQ’s and taking care with disguarded cigarettes.

  • You may also want to read about:

    Reservoir safety

    Blue-green algae

    Giant hogweed

    Recreation permits