Situated above the town of Whaley Bridge in the High Peak, in a superbly attractive location, Toddbrook Reservoir offers a variety of walking trails for ramblers. The reservoir is also home to a sailing club.
The reservoir was constructed in 1831 and like nearby Combs Reservoir, on the road to Chapel-en-le-Frith, it is as a feeder for the Peak Forest Canal . The feeder runs though Whaley Bridge, and (along with the Combs feed) enters the canal system in a pool close to the transhipments shed at the Whaley Bridge Canal Basin.
Toddbrook Reservoir is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It provides habitat for herons, ducks and other animals and fish. Also rare mosses and liverworts grow on its shores, particularly short-lived species that grow on seasonally exposed mud. It hosts many sailing events including DYS (Derbyshire Youth Sailing).
Todd Brook brook itself rises beneath Shining Tor on the border between Cheshire and Derbyshire. It flows northwards through Cheshire, forming the border between the two counties before filling Toddbrook Reservoir.
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