578 Watergrove Skyline

Encircling Watergrove reservoir rises a tempting skyline of high moorland summits. It's easier than it appears and this switchback over five tops is one of the best walks in the South Pennines.

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LOCATION: Four miles north of Rochdale
START: Trap Farm car park Wardle. Watergrove Reservoir signed from A58
Grid ref: SD912176 Postcode: OL129NE
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate, but not recommended in bad weather
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - South Pennines Landranger 109
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Brown Wardle, Hades Hill, Rough Hill, Long Causeway, Crook Hill

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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