Visit the Gorple Reservoirs on this walk in Calderdale. There's some splendid moorland scenery, waterside sections along the reservoirs and a short climb with far ranging views to enjoy.
You start the walk from the Clough Foot car park and follow the Pennine Bridleway to Gorple Lower Reservoir. Footpaths then take you along the reservoir to Gorple Upper Reservoir. You can then climb to Gorple Gate across Shuttleworth Moor for great views over the reservoirs. From Gorple Gate you can descend to Widdop Reservoir but this route descends across Black Moor to Gorple Upper Reservoir before returning to the car park on the same tracks.
If you would like to continue your walk you could head to the nearby Hardcastle Crags where you will find a beautiful woodland valley with streams and waterfalls. The Walshaw Dean Reservoir walk also starts from the same location.
PostcodeHX7 7AT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Gorple Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Gorple Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Gorple Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Gorple Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Pack Horse Inn is located a very short distance east of the reservoir. This interesting historic pub is located in a very remote position and dates from the 17th century. Inside there's a cosy bar with fires, window seats cut into the partly panelled stripped-stone walls (from where you can take in the beautiful views), sturdy furnishings and some horse related mementoes. There are also seats outside in the cobblestoned beer garden which has attractive hanging baskets. They have a good selection of ales, a decent menu and are also dog friendly. You can find the pub on the Widdop Road just a stone's throw from the eastern end of the water. Postcode for sat navs is HX7 7AT.