Friday, 13 January 2012
Hidden treasures of Tameside
The weather was stunning today so I took my poorly hound up for a nice gentle walk around the reservoirs of Stalybridge. These reservoirs are hidden treasures of Tameside and many Tameside residents are unaware of their existence.
I made this video showing random scenes and views from the reservoirs in the hope it may entice some people to ditch their TV’s and keyboards and venture out into the great outdoors.
The reservoirs are easy to find and there four in total. If you get yourself onto Huddersfield Rd which is just outside of the centre of Stalybridge and head in the direction of Carbrook, carry on for about a mile until you come to a road on your right called Brushes Rd. Turn onto Brushes Rd and continue to the end. If in a car I would suggest leaving the car at the end of Brushes Rd where the last houses are because the road from thereon in is pretty bumpy. Then follow the bumpy road until you reach the first reservoir which is called Walkerwood, as you follow the path round which is never nothing more taxing than a gentle upwards incline you will come to the other reservoirs one after the other. The scenery is pleasing and every person I met today was smiling and pleasant.
From the start of Huddersfield Rd to the top reservoir and back is just under eight miles and seeing as the weather is forecast bright and clear for tomorrow why not take a trip up there to sample this hidden treasure?