This reservoir, lying in the valley of Bradshaw Brook, was inaugurated on the
11th March 1971 for Bolton Corporation Waterworks. It's a popular walking
area, and as a country park, is host to many forms of wildlife. The name
Jumbles appears during the 19th century, it is a variation of 'dumbles' which
is a northern term for a ravine like valley with wooded sides down which
tumbles a fast flowing stream. This reservoir is also fed from the Wayoh and
South of here is Bromley Cross, north is
Turton Tower, Chapeltown and
Edgworth. North east and over looking this area is
Many watersports take place during the summer months, sailing being just one
of them. The sailing club has a web site at
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