Walk of the Month : Stocks reservoir

Where to wander this month: Stocks Reservoir

This scenic circular walk from School lane car park provides stunning views of the reservoir and areas of woodland and farm land.

The details:

Distance: 8 miles

Approx. Time: 3 hours

Terrain: Roads and tracks, some gates

Important info:

The first section of the route goes through farmland where depending on the time of year there may be cattle or livestock, please make sure to follow the countryside code.

The last section brings you in close contact with the mountain bike trails of Gisburn forest so please be careful and give the cyclists right of way.

The route:

View the route here.

“Lying within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stocks is the only reservoir on United Utilities’ Bowland Estate. It was opened by HRH The Prince George KG, on July 5th 1932. When the reservoir is full it covers an area of about 192 hectares, the equivalent of about 500 football pitches.”

Walk maps & leaflets for this beautiful walk can be round in Reception and our information room.

View all of our other walk recommendations here.



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