Walk along Bute Street roughly south-west, turning left when you reach Blachshaw Road, walk down Blackshaw Road for only 22m, turning right on to Dunne Road (a narrow road close to vehicles), this brings you out on to Well Gate with the Wheatsheaf on your left and the Bulls Head on your right (take your pick!) Travel down Church Street past the old cross and left at the Queens Arms on to Shepley Street. Follow Shepley Street all the way to the end pas the turning circle for the buses.
The Wheatsheaf dates from 1824 when Robert Shaw obtained a lease. The Bull's Head is the oldest public house in Glossop with parts of the building dating back to 1607. The old cross column is said to date from 1290 with the top added in 1912 to mark the accession of King George V in 1910. The Queens Arms was built by William Robinson a cotton manufacturer in 1825, name after Queen Victoria when an alehouse licence was given in 1837, the year of her ascension to the crown.
Swineshaw Reservoir was one of three reservoirs proposed by the "Glossop Commissioners", 50 local millowners and gentlemen in 1837, it was adapted in 1864 by the Glossop Water Company to provide drinking water for Glossop and taken over by the Glossop Corporation Waterworks in 1929 and then the Manchester Corporation Waterworks in 1959. It is no longer in service.