Watergrove Reservoir is a Site of Biological Importance which lies in the Pennines, high above the village of Wardle, with views across Manchester to the Cheshire plain. There are various walking routes which take in the reservoir, for example the Watergrove Trail which circuits the perimeter of the reservoir on a good surface but which can be boggy in places. The Hades Trail passes through the sunken lanes around the reservoir and leads up to the ruins of Higher Slack Brook Farm. In the reservoir itself, fishing is permitted for roach, bream, tench and pike. Around the reservoir, over 100,000 deciduous trees have been planted, adding to the wide mixture of habitats and therefore species in the area. Butterfly and bird-watching are popular activities here.