Gaddings Dam, Todmorden

Kate Feld
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Gaddings Dam, Todmorden, Lumbutts Road, Todmorden, OL14 6JJ – Visit Now

Another hiker-friendly swimming spot, this disused reservoir at the top of the moor near Walsden is a great place to cool off. And the fact that it’s accessed by a trail prevents it from getting too crowded. The beach in the Northeast corner is said to be the highest in England, and on a windy day it certainly feels like it. Interestingly, it’s owned and managed by a collective of locals determined to keep it open for swimming.

Access via Lumbutts Road, Todmorden – Park opposite the Shepherds Rest Inn, Gaddings Dam is at the end of a steep footpath up the hill opposite.

  • Lumbutts Road
  • Todmorden
  • OL14 6JJ
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Opening Hours

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