Circular route initially beside Comb Reservoir before climbing gently to Blackshaw Hall before descending back to reservoir.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) Leave the car park at the southern end to join the path on the west side of the reservoir. Pass by footbridge to continue on the path southeast beside the water. Pass through boundary fence to continue South on the path.
(1) Turn northeast (left) to briefly follow the east side of the reservoir before taking the footbridge to Combs Lane. Briefly turn south (right) along Combs Road. Leave Comb Road north (left) via a footpath along the hedgerow. Take stile onto the golf course and head northeast after checking for golfers about to hit a shoot. Upon reaching the boundary fence turn sharply west (left) following yellow waymarkers across the golf course. Carefully cross Manchester Rd and head briefly west on the pavement (left).
(2) Take lane north (right) passing clubhouse. Exit lane (left) west downslope via the footpath. Upon reaching the golf course turn around to take the path north away from the golf course.
(3) Upon reaching farm buildings, turn west (left) through the gate. Follow farm track West briefly before moving close to the boundary fence leading to the farmyard.
(4) Upon reaching Woodside barn turn south (left) to take the farm lane downslope. Continue south past Sparkbottom. Carefully cross Tom Lane to join the footpath opposite. Upon reaching the track below the dam wall turn southwest (right) back to the car park.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 719ft - Car park
1 : mi 0.77 - alt. 738ft - Sharp Turn
2 : mi 2.02 - alt. 774ft - Postbox
3 : mi 2.77 - alt. 827ft - Bradshaw Hall
4 : mi 3.11 - alt. 814ft - Woodside
D/A : mi 3.73 - alt. 719ft - Car park
Parking at start SK23 9UN.
Bus 199 to start.
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