A memorable road trip to Chew Reservoir

Chew Reservoir is a reservoir at an elevation of 488m (1,600ft) above the sea level, located in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham in Greater Manchester, England.

Chew Reservoir

Located at the head of the Chew Valley, the road to the reservoir is totally paved, with a few gravel parts on its way to the summit, but narrow in parts. It’s called Chew Road. The drive offers great views over Saddleworth Moor. The reservoir was completed in 1912.

The road to the summit is pretty steep. Starting from A635 Road (on Greenfield), the ascent is 4.34km (2.7 miles) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 277 meters. The average percentage is 6.38%.
Pic: Stuart Allsopp