Event Organiser: ICE

Explore Engineering: The Reservoirs of the Peak District, Glossop


  • Lecture
  • Glossop
  • 23 June 2018
  • 10:30 - 17:00
Walk around and find out more about the Peak District reservoirs.

About this event

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is celebrating its 200th birthday this year, but civil engineering has been around for thousands of years. Today we can still experience some great examples of early civil engineering; often forgotten are our basic needs such as water for hydration, washing and daily needs.

Join the Northwest Graduates and Students committee on a reservoir walk in the Tintwistle area. The walk will focus on Bottoms and Longendale Reservoirs; when Bottoms reservoir was completed in 1877 the group of reservoirs formed the largest body of man-made water in the world and created Europe's first major conservation scheme.

Transport will be provided from Manchester with a coach departing Victoria at 11am sharp (meeting from 10.30) for those wishing to join at the reservoirs we will meet at 11.45 by the Environmental Centre.

Post walk we will be retiring to a pub/ café in Tintwistle for a refreshment (not provided by the ICE)

This is an Explore Engineering event and open to all.


Please note: online bookings are now closed for this event.

You can book direct by emailing:

Kit Wolverson
e: [email protected]


Longendale Environmental Centre
United Utilities Bottoms Office Glossop
Glossop SK13 1HS
United Kingdom
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For more information please contact:

Janice Parkinson

e: [email protected]