Swinsty Reservoir and Little Almscliffe
Walk 5 Swinsty -Beaver Dyke - Little Almscliffe Circular -11.5 miles 5 hours - A pleasant walk taking in the area to the east of the Washburn Valley Back to Washburn Valley
Start at Stack Point Car Park on Swinsty Reservoir. Cross the embankment and turn left. After 150m the path veers right and then left to emerge at the main road near the Sun Inn. Cross the road to pick up the path on the other side (near the pub) - the path passes barns and drops down to low lying fields crossing several stiles. Pass below Bank End Farm. The path then follows left hand side of small valley (Bank Slack) and two wooded sections before emerging at Beaver Dyke Reservoir. Follow well defined path through trees on the left bank until reaching Long Liberty Farm.
Turn Right along the minor access road. This soon becomes private water authority road passing Scargill reservoir and continuing up to meet the minor road near Little Almscliffe. Turn right along the minor road for a short while. 100m after the bend in the road turn left to pick up footpath to Little Almscliffe. Now follow the path from the rocks through woodland to reach Hunter's Stone in an almost straight line - can be muddy. After reaching a wall turn left and then right across a small field. At the other side of field turn left towards Prospect House Farm but before farm turn right across two fields to reach minor road. Turn left along lane for 50m and then turn right dropping down past Wood top Farm.
Cross several fields to reach Lindley Wood Reservoir. Turn right along wooded path to reach main road. Turn left to cross the road bridge and then right. Follow well the defined riverside path via Dob park Bridge to Swinsty Reservoir Dam and then along the reservoir path to Stack Point car park and finish
This page was last updated on 10-Jan-2017
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