Greater Manchester trail named among best in UK for wheelchair and pushchair friendliness

The route appears in two of the lists of best walks in the UK

A trail in Greater Manchester has been named as one of the best for both wheelchair and pushchair friendliness in the UK. The lists have been released following research gathered by Sykes Holiday Cottages.

The Turton and Entwistle Reservoir Circular near Bolton has been named in the top 10 of both lists by the holiday cottage company. The trail was named 10th best in the UK for wheelchair friendliness and the seventh best for pushchair friendliess.

The Turton and Entwistle Reservoir Circular

Sykes Holiday Cottages’ chief executive Graham Donoghue said: “Here in the UK, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to the number of beautiful walks and hikes on our doorstep.

“Wherever you are in the country, it often feels like an area of outstanding beauty is only a stone’s throw away. Whether you want a dramatic coastline, towering forests, or panoramic views, the UK has an incredible range of rural landscapes which are just waiting to be explored."

The UK’s top 10 wheelchair-friendly trails:

  1. Tarn Hows and Rose Castle Plantation Circular
  2. Rudyard Lake Circular Tarn Hows and Rose Castle Plantation Circular, Lake District National Park
  3. Rudyard Lake Circular, Leek, Staffordshire
  4. Loch an Eilein Circular, Cairngorms National Park
  5. Historical Bath City Walking Tour, Bath, Somerset
  6. Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary and Bolderwood Grounds Circular, New Forest National Park
  7. Strathclyde Loch Circular Walk, Strathclyde Park, Lanarkshire
  8. Fewston Reservoir Circular, Nidderdale AONB, Yorkshire
  9. Teversal, Skegby and Pleasley Pit Country Park, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
  10. Turton and Entwistle Reservoir Circular, Near Bolton, Greater Manchester
  11. Glendalough Upper and Lower Lakes Loop, Wicklow Mountains National Park, County Wicklow

The UK’s top 10 pushchair-friendly trails:

  1. Orrest Head Circular Walk, Lake District National Park
  2. Rudyard Lake Circular, Leek, Staffordshire
  3. Glendalough Upper and Lower Lakes Loop, Wicklow Mountains National Park, County Wicklow
  4. Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary and Bolderwood Grounds Circular, New Forest National Park
  5. Fewston Reservoir Circular, Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, North Yorkshire
  6. Strathclyde Loch Circular Walk, Strathclyde Park, Lanarkshire
  7. Turton and Entwistle Reservoir Circular, Near Bolton, Greater Manchester
  8. Virginia Water Circular Walk, Windsor Great Park, Berkshire
  9. Pugneys Park and Lake Circular, Pugneys Country Park, West Yorkshire
  10. Scadbury Park Circular, Scadbury Park, Greater London