GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ardsley Reservoir

1 miles (2 km)

This circular walk takes you around Ardsley Reservoir in East Ardsley, Leeds. It's a nice easy stroll with the path running for just over a mile on a nice flat footpath. There's good views of Emley Moor and Haigh Moor in what is a very peaceful and picturesque spot. You can start the walk from the small car park, located on the eastern side of the water. Postcode for your sat navs is WF3 1EE.
The Leeds Country Way passes just to the west of the reservoir. This waymarked long distance path is a great way of exploring the surrounding area on foot. You can pick it up in West Ardsley near the Hey Beck. It will take you towards Batley in one direction or Wakefield in the other.

Postcode

WF3 1EE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Ardsley Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ardsley Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Head a short distance west of the reservoir and you can visit the Hare and Hounds in Tingley. There's a lovely large beer garden here which is the perfect spot for relaxing on a summer afternoon. You can find the pub in West Ardsley at 7 Batley Road with a postcode of WF2 0AA for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The reservoir is a popular place for dog walkers and you will probably see plenty of other owners on your outing. The Hare and Hounds pub mentioned above is also very dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Ossett Walk visits the reservoir from the nearby town which is located just to the south. It follows the Leeds Country Way for a distance of about 3.5 miles.
The Morley Walk starts from the market town to the north and also follows the country way path to the site.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Ardsley Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 838818

Ardsley Reservoir. The reservoir is on top of Haigh Moor, these pipes were filling it.

Ardsley Reservoir Dam - geograph.org.uk - 838824

View of the dam at the site

Farm rooftops - geograph.org.uk - 838832

Farm rooftops and surrounding countryside. View from the end of the dam at Ardsley Reservoir

Ardsley Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 939439

Atmospheric shot of the reservoir at dusk. This shot was taken from below the normal waterline, the reservoir being quite depleted. The railings guard an overspill while the skyline is the dam.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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