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The reservoir was built to supply water to Bolton. Construction was completed in 1876.
Wayoh Water Treatment Works lies at the southern end of the reservoir. The treatment plant was completed in 1962.
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.
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.
Blackburn Road, to the east, follows the route of the Roman road linking Manchester to Ribchester.
Wayoh Reservoir lies to the east of Edgworth and north of Chapletown and Turton Bottoms. It can be accessed from numerous points.
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.