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Geraint W


This is an easy to moderate walk of 5 miles around picturesque Anglezarke Reservoir near Chorley.   Leaving the car park we follow paths and tracks around the reservoir, at the North end we will join the road for a short while and follow a lane down the West side of the reservoir before crossing the dam at the South . We then walk up to Yarrow Reservoir for the final stage of the walk joining the road for a short walk back to the car park.  There are a few gentle inclines and three or four stiles along the way. The paths and tracks are good but VERY WET underfoot in places so boots advised – wellies would be suitable.  There will be a lunch break so please bring lunch if required – there are no toilets or shops along the walk. The autumn colours are beautiful right now and I hope the weather on sunday will be as good as Wednesday when I recced the walk!

Pub stop at the end at The Yew Tree just South of the reservoir – I haven’t checked it out but reviews on google seem generally favourable.

Start Point and Time 

Anglezarke Reservoir Car Park at 12:00.

This is a large car park and there is no charge.

Directions to Start

Leave M61 at J6 – Follow A6 as far as Adlington then turn right onto Railway Road B6227 which becomes Babylon Lane. Immediately after the bridge crossing the M61 turn left onto Nickleton Brow. Follow the road passing The Yew Tree Inn on the right.  After about 2/3 mile keep left and the road arrives at the car park.  Nearest postcode PR6 9DN.


On the day, phone Geraint on 07904 628188

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