Cardwells, Estate Agents Bolton – Entwistle Reservoir


Entwistle Reservoir

Entwistle Reservoir is a picturesque body of water situated in the West Pennine Moors, near the town of Bolton in the United Kingdom. This reservoir is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, cycling, and fishing. The reservoir is part of the Wayoh & Entwistle Reservoirs Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), which means that it is protected under UK law due to its unique ecology and biodiversity.

Entwistle Reservoir was created in 1908 by the construction of a dam across the River Wayoh, which flows through the West Pennine Moors. The reservoir was built to provide drinking water for the town of Bolton and the surrounding areas. Today, it still serves this purpose, supplying clean and safe water to over 100,000 people.

The reservoir is surrounded by a stunning landscape of rolling hills, verdant woodlands, and open moorland. It’s a particular favourite of our nature lovers here at Cardwells, Estate Agent Bolton as its rich in wildlife, with a variety of bird species, mammals and insects living in and around the reservoir. The reservoir is home to several species of fish, including trout and pike, which make it a popular destination for anglers.

One of the best ways to explore Entwistle Reservoir is by taking a walk or a cycle ride around its perimeter. The reservoir has a well-maintained footpath that runs for approximately 2.5 miles around its edge. This path offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside and is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Cyclists can also enjoy a circular route around the reservoir – in fact one of our team at Cardwells, Letting Agents Bolton regularly cycles this on a Sunday morning – its approximately 7 miles long and takes in some challenging climbs and descents.

Visitors to Entwistle Reservoir can also enjoy a range of other outdoor activities, such as birdwatching, picnicking, and nature spotting. There are several designated picnic areas around the reservoir, which provide a perfect spot to enjoy a meal with family or friends while taking in the stunning views. The reservoir is also a great place for birdwatching, with a variety of bird species, including woodpeckers, buzzards, and kingfishers, living in the surrounding woodlands and wetlands.

For those who are interested in the history of the area, there are several interesting landmarks and features to explore around Entwistle Reservoir. These include the ruins of Entwistle Hall, a 16th-century manor house that was once home to the Entwistle family, and the Entwistle railway station, which was built in the 19th century to transport goods and materials to and from the reservoir.

In conclusion, Entwistle Reservoir is a stunning natural resource that offers visitors a range of outdoor activities and opportunities to explore the natural world. Its tranquil surroundings and diverse wildlife make it a perfect destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you are looking for a challenging hike, a peaceful picnic spot, or a chance to see some rare bird species, Entwistle Reservoir is a great place to visit.

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