It’s always good to explore a new area. Bleakedgate Moor, in the South Pennines south of the M62 is an area I have never been on. As the name says a bleak place, with hard gritstone tracks, tussocky moorland and black peaty bogs. But a warm, sunny day and a pleasant break on the way back from Manchester.
This is Piethorne Reservoir, built in the 1860s, it is one of several reservoirs in the Piethorne Valley to provide a water supply to the people of Oldham.