Anglezarke Reservoir

Anglezarke is the largest of the reservoirs in Lancashire’s ‘Lake District’; a chain of reservoirs running from Abbey Village to Rivington. The reservoirs were built in the mid-nineteenth century to provide drinking water to Liverpool.

4K video of a walk around Anglezarke Reservoir

Liverpool Corporation constructed three large embankments impound the water at Anglezarke.

View of Anglezarke Reservoir from the western shore
View of Anglezarke Reservoir from the western shore

Heapey Embankment is at the northern end and Charnock Embankment on the western side. Knowsley Embankment is at the southern end.

Heapey Embankment
Heapey Embankment

Anglezarke Reservoir is surrounded by woodland and farms. Footpaths run around the reservoir and various routes are possible. Our walk loops around Anglezarke and is 4 miles long.

Path along eastern shore of Anglezarke Reservoir
Path along eastern shore of Anglezarke
Siddow Fold Farm on eastern shore of Anglezarke
Siddow Fold Farm on eastern shore

The reservoirs in Lancashire’s ‘Lake District’ are Upper Roddlesworth, Lower Roddlesworth, Rake Brook, Anglezarke, High Bullough, Yarrow, Upper Rivington, and Lower Rivington.

All the reservoirs are connected. A pipeline was built to carry the water to storage reservoirs at Prescot in Merseyside. Water treatment works are located at the base of Lower Rivington Reservoir.

Upper Roddlesworth, Lower Roddlesworth, and Rake Brook are linked to Anglezarke by The Goit; a 4-mile channel.

Bridge over The Goit
Bridge over The Goit

Knowsley Embankment separates Anglezarke from Upper Rivington Reservoir.

Knowsley Lane and Knowsley Embankment, Rivington
Knowsley Lane and Knowsley Embankment

Yarrow Reservoir lies to the east of Anglezarke. Its overflow runs into the south-east corner of Anglezarke.

Yarrow Reservoir overflow
Yarrow Reservoir overflow

Anglezarke is also connected to High Bullough Reservoir.

High Bullough Reservoir
High Bullough Reservoir

Nowadays, water from these reservoirs is used to supply the Wigan area. Liverpool now gets its water from Wales.

Driving is the best way to get to Anglezarke. No public bus services stop near the reservoir.

Fallen tree on western side of Anglezarke Reservoir
Fallen tree on western side of reservoir

Parking is possible at several places around Anglezarke. The main car park is located at the junction of Moor Road and Knowsley Lane at the south-eastern corner of the reservoir. Use the postcode PR6 9DQ to find it using a satellite navigation system. Parking is free.

Entrance to Anglezarke car park at junction of Moor Road and Knowsley Lane
Entrance to Anglezarke car park at junction of Moor Road and Knowsley Lane
Anglezarke car park
Anglezarke car park
Cars parked on Knowsley Lane, Rivington
Cars parked on Knowsley Lane

Many visitors park their cars on Knowsley Lane on the Knowsley Embankment at the southern end of the reservoir. This is fairly close to the Yew Tree Inn (postcode PR6 9HA).

Nearby Attractions

Tourist attractions and things to do near Anglezarke Reservoir include:

Nearby Shoppping

Places to shop near Anglezarke Reservoir include:

  • Market Walk (2.4 miles) - The main shopping centre in Chorley.

Nearby Restaurants

Restaurants and places to eat and drink near Anglezarke Reservoir include:

  • The Cherry Tree at Blackrod (2.7 miles) - Family-owned restaurant offering a modern British menu. Makes full use of local produce. Great service.
  • Poppins Tea Rooms (2.9 miles) - Edwardian style tea room in Horwich. Offers coffee, cakes, baked goods, afternoon tea, breakfasts, and more.

Nearby Transport Links

Transport links near Anglezarke Reservoir include:

Nearby Train Stations

Train stations near Anglezarke Reservoir include:

Map

Map showing location of Anglezarke Reservoir.

Map showing location of Anglezarke Reservoir

Details

Anglezarke Reservoir

Address and postcode
Moor Road
Chorley
Lancashire
United Kingdom
PR6 9DQ

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