This walk visits the Lower Barden Reservoir on Barden Moor in the Nidderdale area of Yorkshire.
You can follow a circular footpath around the reservoir which runs for about 1.5 miles. There's splendid views across the water to the surrounding moorland and hills. The walk can be extended by following footpaths north west across Barden Moor to visit Upper Barden Reservoir.
Both the reservoirs date from the 19th century and feed water into the Barden Beck, which flows into the River Wharfe. You can follow footpaths along the pretty beck at the western end of the site.
PostcodeBD23 6AR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Barden Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Barden Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Barden Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Barden Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your reservoir walking in the area you could visit the nearby Embsay Reservoir and Chelker Reservoir.
To the east there's the popular climb to Simons Seat where you can enjoy wonderful views over the Dales.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nidderdale Walks page.