Longdendale Valley and Trail
Longdendale means "long wooded valley" and it now provides an excellent opportunity for a long wooded walk alongside the reservoirs that provide a vital source or water for Manchester.
The Longdendale Trail takes you along the route of the old Great Central Manchester Sheffield Railway. With its five reservoirs surrounded by high moorland, the trail is very picturesque. The trail is open for walkers, cyclists and horse riding.
Look out for wildlife like foxes and hares up on the moors. Woodpeckers and Flycatchers can be seen in the woodland, as well as Canadian Geese and other species of wildfowl.