The walk is easy but the path is stony in places. It can also get muddy after rain. The path around nearby Turton and Entwistle Reservoir is flatter and better maintained.
The walk starts at the Strawbury Duck/Entwistle Train Station (postcode BL7 OLU). From here walk down Entwistle Hall Lane and after 20 yards take the footpath on the left.
Follow the path down to the woods.
Cross the footbridge over Whittlestone Head Brook.
The walk continues following a path running along Broadhead Brook.
The path then follows the eastern side of the reservoir. It’s heavily wooded so it’s not possible to see the water from here.
Continuing south, there’s a bench where you can rest.
The path then crosses Wheatsheaf Brook, a stream flowing into the eastern side of the reservoir.
Heading south leads to Crow Trees Lane. This is the first spot on the walk offering a decent view of the reservoir.
It would also be possible to start the walk here. There’s limited parking on the verge. Crow Trees Lane leads to Hob Lane and Blackburn Road in Edgworth.
The path down the eastern side of the reservoir offers a view of houses on Blackburn Road.
The path can get muddy if it has been raining.
The route is generally flat but is hilly in places.
The path becomes more open just before reaching the southern end of the reservoir.
The path then runs along the hillside and offers a view of the dam at the southern end.
Wayoh Water Treatment Works can also be seen.
Walk west along the embankment.
From the embankment there’s a great view of Wayoh Water Treatment Works.
At the end of the embankment, turn right through the gate and head back into the woods.
The path is heavily wooded here with limited water views.
The path then crosses the reservoir.
From the causeway there’s a great view of the Armsgrove Viaduct.
Continuing along the western shore, the path offers better views of the water in places.
Go through the gate and cross Crow Trees Lane.
Carry on along the path and then turn left here to return to Entwistle Hall Lane and the start point (Entwistle Train Station/Strawbury Duck).