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Audenshaw Reservoirs (permit only) Greater Manchester

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A group of 3 large stone-lined balancing reservoirs east of Manchester, ideally placed to attract birds on passage across the Pennines. Lack of habitat means that few birds stay, so regular watching pays dividends.

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Reached from M67 junction 1 or M60 junctions 23 or 24. Access is from B6390, Audenshaw Road which runs along the northern edge of the reservoirs.


Access is strictly by permit only.


Easy free parking on B6390, Audenshaw Road.


There is a hide, but this is only available to keyholders and only overlooks No.2 bed

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