Diggle - Redbrook Reservoir - Diggle

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The walk starts in the small village of Diggle near to the rail and canal tunnels under the Pennines between Greater Manchester and Yorkshire. It climbs out of Diggle via rough tracks and paths to reach the first reservoir. It then crosses the moor passing the second reservoir before swinging around to walk alongside the second reservoir. The return leg crosses more moorland before dropping back down to the start point via paths across fields and tracks. The height gain ensures some fabulous views down the valleys of Saddleworth and also towards Marsden. It follows part of the Pennine Bridleway, the Pennine Way, the Oldham Way and the Standedge Trail. It also follows parts of two old turnpike roads. This walk starts and finishes in Greater Manchester but crosses into West Yorkshire between WM7 and WM14. Saddleworth was part of West Yorkshire prior to boundary changes in 1974. Although the map is shown as OL1-Dark Peak a small part of the route between WM10 and WM13 is on OL21-South Pennines. There are several stretches where the path is not too obvious.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Pennines


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Moor, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport

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