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.

Come and enjoy Torside!

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 of water for Manchester. The trails are open for walkers, cyclists and horse riding.

Reservoir safety

We're carrying out some improvement work

Torside Reservoir crest has been closed again so we continue our planned improvement work of the crest.  The crest will remain closed now until early 2021.

Torside improvements

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:

    Blue-green algae

    Giant hogweed

    Recreation permits