GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lindley Wood Reservoir

2 miles (3 km)

Enjoy an easy walk along this pretty reservoir and wood in the Washburn valley. You can start the walk from the nearby village of Leathley and follow a footpath along the River Washburn to the reservoir. The path takes you along the eastern side of the water with some peaceful woodland trails to enjoy in the adjacent Lindley Wood. Here you will find pretty bluebells in the spring and the rushing waters of Greystone Beck. It's a lovely area with the reservoir surrounded by attractive woodland and the option of continuing your walk along the Washburn to Norwood Bottom.
If you enjoy this walk then you could visit Swinsty Reservoir and Fewston Reservoir. These are located a couple of miles north of Lindley Wood in the Nidderdale AONB.
Just to the south is the splendid Otley Chevin Country Park where you will find woodland, heathland, meadowland and rocky outcrops with marvellous views.
Lindley Wood is located close to Otley and not far from Leeds. In the town you could try our Otley River Walk which take you through some of the riverside parks and nature reserves located on the River Wharfe.


LS21 2RB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Lindley Wood Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lindley Wood Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Near Swinsty Reservoir there's the peaceful Beaver Dyke Reservoir and John O'Gaunt Reservoir. The photogenic ruins of John O'Gaunt Castle can also be found in this area.


Greystone Beck in Lindley Wood - - 176468

Greystone Beck in Lindley Wood

Dam of Lindley Wood reservoir - - 46090

Dam of Lindley Wood reservoir

Viaduct, Lindley Wood Reservoir - - 178365

Viaduct at the reservoir

Meadow, Lindley Wood Reservoir - - 1444865

Meadow at the site. The north-western end of the reservoir has been dry this summer and is currently a meadow.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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