Rainow to Lamaload Reservoir

Nice walk from Rainow and around Lamaload Reservoir.

Technical sheet
No. 11198065
A Rainow walk posted on 02/07/21 by Dennis Neil. Update : 02/07/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h15[?]
Distance Distance : 5.75mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 735ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 732ft
Highest point Highest point : 1220ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 696ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Peak District
Location Location : Rainow
Starting point Starting point : N 53.28089° / W 2.075256°
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Description

(D/A) Begin this walk in the centre of Rainow. Take the footpath off Pedley Hill below the Church of England Church. This part of the route follows the River Dean and then climbs up steeply to Snipe House.

(1) From Snipe house take the road down to the bottom of Lamaload Reservoir Dam. After a small detour around the waterworks take the footpath to the left of the reservoir and continue on towards Hooleyhey Lane.

(2) Turn right in Hooleyhey Lane. Follow the road for the length of the reservoir and as the road rises steeply take the footpath on the right around the back of the reservoir.

(3) After a short distance along a track take the footpath on the left up towards Vale Royal. There are two footpath on the left here, take the right hand one up towards the edge of the wood directly up the very steep hill.

(4) Continue on crossing a small road and keep to the right towards Vale Royal and then Gullshaw Hollow and Hordern Farm.

(5) Walk through Hordern Farm and after a short walk, cross a small road and take the footpath up to the ridge ahead. There are some fine views from here.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 755ft - Rainow
1 : mi 0.91 - alt. 1007ft - Snipe house
2 : mi 2.03 - alt. 1086ft - Hooleyhey Lane
3 : mi 2.83 - alt. 1066ft - Higher Ballgreave Farm
4 : mi 3.95 - alt. 1115ft - Small road
5 : mi 4.64 - alt. 1063ft - Hordern Farm
D/A : mi 5.75 - alt. 758ft - Rainow

Useful Information

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