Turton Heights (West Pennine Moors) – 6.25 mile Circular Walk – July 2013

Today we met up with Matt from MyPennines. He had a walk planned along Turton & Entwistle Reservoir and on to the Turton Heights Moor, so we were happy to tag along.

We parked at Turton & Entwistle Reservoir car park and made our way towards Wayoh Reservoir, and then through the pretty village of Turton Bottoms.

Eventually we got to the Trig on Cheetham Close (on Witton Weavers Way) and then stopped at the Stone Circle which is just a few yards away. After this brief stop we trudged through some Tussock Grass to the highest point in the vicinity – Turton Heights. There’s nothing much to see, but it was agreed that it needed to be done!

Then it was all downhill, back to the car at Turton & Entwistle Reservoir. Another great walk with Matt. Looking forward to the next!

Walk Details

Grade Easy/Medium
Distance 6.25miles
Time 3 hrs
Low Point About 150 metres
High Point 343 metres
Terrain Mostly good paths and road. Fields at the end.
Bogs Tough underfoot for a section at the end
Dogs Ok – strictly on leads towards the end (some cows)



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Turton and Entwistle Reservoir – Wikipedia
Wayoh Reservoir – Wikipedia
Turton – Wikipedia


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Turton & Entwistle Reservoir, Wayoh Reservoir, Witton Weavers Way, Turton Bottoms, Turton Tower, Cheetham Close, Turton Heights, Greens Arms Road
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