Castle Clough Trail


2 miles long

Carrbrook #Tameside

The head of the reservoir above Carrbrook cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Bill Boaden - – cropped from original

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This is a hilly walk near Carrbrook on sometimes muddy paths (and therefore rated ‘moderate’ despite its short distance). It takes through a beautiful oak woodland and up to a small reservoir providing you with a sense of wilderness and a feeling of being away from it all.

Accessibility and facilities

As the walk involves a variety of terrain and some gradients, it is not rated as suitable for wheelchair users and those with pushchairs.

While there are no public toilets en route, on reaching Huddersfield Road (the B6175) about 0.6 miles / 1 km from the start, the Stamford Arms pub is just a little way along that road to the left.

How to get there

The main start point shown on this page and given in the leaflet is Castle Clough car park, for Stalybridge Country Park.

To work out how to get to and from the walk start point, simply click the Google Maps link on this page. Then click ‘Directions’ and enter your postcode or location in the relevant field. For public transport options, click on the train icon.

Alternatively, input the postcode shown on this page into the TfGM journey planner at

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