Valehouse Reservoir Circular
Valehouse Reservoir Circular

Valehouse Reservoir Circular

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Valehouse Reservoir Circular

Distance: 3.1mi
Elevation: 535ft
Time: 1.5-2h

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The Valehouse Reservoir Circular is a 3.1mi lollipop trail near Glossop that travels around the edge of the reservoir for some scenic views across the water. While out on the trail, walkers will make their way over the dam wall and pass through some open terrain before traversing the tranquil forest atmosphere of Valehouse Wood. This trail features easy-to-navigate pathways and is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels.

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Getting there

To reach the trailhead for the Valehouse Reservoir Circular from Hollingworth, drive northeast on Market Street/A628 for 2.5mi and you will find a layby on the left for parking.

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Valehouse Reservoir Circular Trail Description

Walking the Valehouse Reservoir Circular is a popular outdoor activity in Derbyshire due to the scenic views of the surrounding moorland from across the water, as well as the well-maintained and easy-to-navigate paths. The trail sets out from the layby and heads south, crossing over the road before arriving at the edge of the reservoir. From here, you will make your way over the dam wall and head west to follow the edge of the water. After cutting across the open fields and scattered sections of woodland, follow the path between the Valehouse and Bottoms reservoirs before turning right to enter into Valehouse Wood. Enjoy the serene woodland setting, as you walk along the edge of the reservoir and experience intermittent views across the water. When you arrive back at the dam wall, follow the trail north on the return journey back toward the trailhead where you began.



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