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Winscar Reservoir

Covid-19 update

In accordance with government guidance, our recreational sites and car parks remain open during the national lockdown for people to exercise locally. We ask that you follow the latest guidance to help keep yourself, our key workers and others safe. In the current lockdown this includes:

  • Please do not travel to one of our sites if it isn’t local (which the government has defined as the village, town, or part of a city where you live).
  • Please only visit to exercise with your household, your support bubble, or to meet one other person.

If you do plan to visit, we continue to request that you are respectful of our sites, staff members, other visitors and local communities:

  • Please maintain social distancing throughout your visit.
  • Please follow any instructions on signage around the site.
  • Please follow designated paths. The paths are there to keep you and our key workers safe.
  • Make sure you take any litter home with you and do not light any BBQs or fires.
  • Please be mindful there are only 40 parking spaces at Broad Hill car park and 14 parking spaces at Windleden Lane car park which will fill up quick most days.
  • If the car park is full, please do not park on verges or on the road as this causes traffic issues and can block important access for operational vehicles or the emergency services.

All of our toilet facilities are currently closed so please be mindful of this when visiting.

Winscar reservoir was built in the 1850s with further works taking place in the 1970s to improve the capacity. The impressive reservoir can be observed from the bridleway (Route 68) which runs between the two free Yorkshire Water car parks on Windle Edge and Broad Hill (both are now open). The bridleway is a wide tarmac track and is flat for the entire duration.

Facilities:

Parking