Chellow Dene Reservoir
Visit this lovely beauty spot on the outskirts of Bradford on this easy circular walk in West Yorkshire. The area includes a peaceful wooded valley with two reservoirs and lots of interesting flora and fauna to look out for.
There's a car park at the eastern end of the woods, off Haworth Road. From here you can pick up nice woodland footpaths along a pretty beck to the two reservoirs. The site includes a wetland area with a series of ponds. Here you can look out for interesting flora and fauna such as freshwater shrimp, dragonflies, the common snail, frogs, toads, sticklebacks, and flowers such as purple loosestrife. Also look out for herons on the reservoirs and owls in the woodland area.
The site is located just a few miles south of Shipley which is a great place to extend your walking. Here you will find the fascinating model village of Saltaire, waterside walks along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the wonderful Shipley Glen.
A couple of miles to the south you can pick up the long distance Bronte Way and further explore Bronte Country.
PostcodeBD15 9AN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Chellow Dene Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Chellow Dene Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
On the south western outskirts of the city there's Horton Bank Country Park to visit. The pleasant park includes a nice lakeside trail and a viewpoint with fine views over the city and the surrounding Yorkshire Dales.
Also to the south you can pick up the circular Shibden Valley and visit Shibden Park. The popular park has miles of trails with woodland, lakes, gardens and water features to enjoy.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Dales Walks page.