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    Bottoms to Torside Reservoir Walk

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    16.1 km
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    629 m
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    Bottoms to Torside Reservoir Walk

    The Bottoms to Torside Reservoir Walk will take you through the picturesque Derbyshire countryside along the edge of four charming reservoirs before climbing uphill along the moor. While out on the trail, you will have some spectacular views looking out across the water that include a nice backdrop of the Peak District landscape. With a good mix of terrain and spectacular views, this walk is perfect for a weekend stroll in the Peak District.

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    Route Description for Bottoms to Torside Reservoir Walk

    With a nice mix of flat trails along the water’s edge and uphill climbing across the moor, the Bottoms to Torside Reservoir Walk is a great route that can offer something for every type of walker. Setting out from the car park in Tintwistle, head south to cross the River Etherow before turning east to walk along the edge of the water. After making your way along the Bottoms, Valehouse, Rhodeswood, and Torside reservoirs, follow the trail north as it climbs uphill across the moor. After taking in the elevated views overlooking the valley, make your descent through the trees and pass through Valehouse Wood on the return journey to the car park where you began.

    Getting to the Bottoms to Torside Reservoir Walk Trailhead

    To reach the car park for the Bottoms to Torside Reservoir Walk from Hollingworth, drive northeast on Market Street/A628 for 1.8 km and turn right onto New Road. After 55 m, turn left to arrive at the car park.

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      Crowden Campsite

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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