Watergrove Reservoir

Type:Lake / Reservoir

Wardle Road, Ramsden Road, Wardle, Greater Manchester, OL12 9EN

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High in the Pennines above Wardle village, the area around Watergrove Reservoir includes walking trails with spectacular views, bird watching, fishing and a link to the Pennine Bridleway. The open moorland above Watergrove makes for a more rugged landscape than the lower valleys.

The area's mixture of moorland, young woodland, wetland and rough pasture - and the reservoir itself - offers a large variety of habitats and a fascinating wealth of archaeological remains.

This area is much appreciated by outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Free Admission


  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Map & Directions

Road Directions

On the A58 between Rochdale and Littleborough, approximately 2 miles from Rochdale, take Wardle Road (signposted Watergrove) at the mini roundabout.

Public Transport Directions

Bus services 456 and 458 from Rochdale bus station, and 458 from Littleborough, to Wardle village. Half mile walk to Watergrove.

Opening times

open (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2024)

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