589 Hartshead Pike from Knott Hill

Hartshead Pike has obvious attractions for a walk, with four counties in view from its summit, but Knott Hill Reservoir is a shy, retiring place. Hidden in an unfrequented vale there are few signs to give it away, yet here is a tranquil pool surrounded by trees and all within a few miles of Manchester city centre.

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LOCATION: Two miles north of Stalybridge
START: Hurst Nook, roadside parking on Gorsey Lane off A670
Grid ref: SD962009 Postcode: OL6 9BT
DISTANCE: 4 (or 3) miles
GRADE: Easy, with a bit of a climb
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer - Manchester & Salford Landranger 109
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Hartshead Green, Ashton Golf Course


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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