Crow Knoll and Ogden Reservoir are well known, but here we explore off the beaten track. Quiet paths above the Piethorne Valley link these beauty spots with a return along a forgotten old green lane.
LOCATION: Newhey, 4 miles east of Rochdale
START: Ogden Lane, off A640. Car park on Private Rd by dam, toilets.
Grid ref: SD953122 Postcode: OL163TQ
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate, rough & sometimes boggy underfoot
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - South Pennines or Explorer - Manchester & Salford
REFRESHMENTS: Bulls Head or pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Wickenhall Treatment Works, Rooden Reservoir, Crompton Moor
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News