Wayoh Reservoir

Wayoh Reservoir is a reservoir near the village of Edgworth in Lancashire. It lies the borough of Blackburn and Darwen, but is closer to Bolton in Greater Manchester.

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Wayoh Reservoir
Wayoh Reservoir

The reservoir was built to supply water to Bolton. Construction was completed in 1876.

Dam at southern end of Wayoh Reservoir
Dam

Bradshaw Brook flows from Turton and Entwistle Reservoir into Wayoh Reservoir and then into Jumbles Reservoir.

Wayoh Water Treatment Works lies at the southern end of the reservoir. The treatment plant was completed in 1962.

Wayoh Water Treatment Works
Wayoh Water Treatment Works

The Armsgrove Viaduct crosses Bradshaw Brook and the eastern part of the reservoir. It was completed in 1848. The bridge is 120 feet high and has nine arches. It carries trains from Manchester to Clitheroe.

Armsgrove Viaduct
Armsgrove Viaduct

A circular path runs around the reservoir. The walk is 3 miles long. It’s an easy walk but the path is stony and muddy in places. Walkers preferring a flatter, maintained route may find the walk around Turton and Entwistle Reservoir more suitable.

Path on eastern side of Wayoh Reservoir
Path on eastern side of Wayoh Reservoir

Blackburn Road, to the east, follows the route of the Roman road linking Manchester to Ribchester.

View of houses on Blackburn Road, Edgworth
View of houses on Blackburn Road, Edgworth

Wayoh Reservoir lies to the east of Edgworth and north of Chapletown and Turton Bottoms. It can be accessed from numerous points.

Structure on eastern side of Wayoh Reservoir
Structure on eastern side of reservoir
Hillside path near southern end of Wayoh Reservoir
Hillside path near southern end of reservoir
View of Edgworth, Wayoh Water Treatment Works and overflow channel
View of Edgworth, Wayoh Water Treatment Works and overflow channel
Overflow at Wayoh Reservoir
Overflow

One of the most popular places to park is on Entwistle Hall Lane/Overshores Road near Entwistle Train Station and the Strawbury Duck pub (postcode BL7 0LU). A footpath from Entwistle Hall Lane leads to the northern end of the reservoir.

Alternative parking can be found on Blackburn Road in Edgworth. A short walk down Hob Lane (postcode BL7 0PS) leads to the reservoir. The road becomes Crow Trees Lane and actually crosses the reservoir. To park really close to the reservoir, there are a few verges on Crow Trees Lane where limited parking is possible.

Parking is also possible at the Batridge Road car park at Entwistle Reservoir. A footpath from here leads to the Armsgrove Viaduct and the western side of the reservoir.

Batridge Road car park at Entwistle Reservoir
Batridge Road car park at Entwistle Reservoir

Wayoh Reservoir can also be reached by train. Alight at Entwistle Train Station (request stop). Our walk around Wayoh Reservoir starts at the station.

Exit from Entwistle Train Station and Strawbury Duck pub
Exit from Entwistle Train Station and Strawbury Duck pub

Nearby Attractions

Tourist attractions and things to do near Wayoh Reservoir include:

Nearby Train Stations

Train stations near Wayoh Reservoir include:

Map

Map showing location of Wayoh Reservoir.

Map showing location of Wayoh Reservoir

Details

Wayoh Reservoir

Address and postcode
Entwistle Hall Lane
Edgworth
Lancashire
United Kingdom
BL7 0LU

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