GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lower Laithe Reservoir

2 miles (3 km)

This circular walk takes you to Lower Laithe Reservoir near Haworth in the Sladen Valley.
The walk starts in the little village of Stanbury and heads east towards Reservoir Road. You can then turn south along this country lane to pass along the eastern side of the reservoir. There's great views across the water to the surrounding Bronte Moors. The route then follows footpaths west past Enfield Side before turning north to Back Lane. You can then head east to return to Stanbury.
The southern part of the route skirts the edge of Penistone Hill Country Park where you can extend the walk. There's a great viewpoint here and a car park which makes an alternative start point to the route.
Stanbury is also on the popular Bronte Waterfall and Top Withens Walk which is one of the highlights of the area.


BD22 0HB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Lower Laithe Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lower Laithe Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Back in Stanbury village you could enjoy some post walk refreshment at The Wuthering Heights pub. The friendly pub dates from 1763 and has a cosy interior with a log burner and a range of old photographs showing the history of the village.They serve traditional home-cooked meals and have a nice outdoor area with views down the Worth Valley. You can find them on the Main Street at postcode BD22 0HB for your sat navs. The pub is dog friendly and also has an associated campsite.


Main Street, Stanbury - - 1429088

Main Street, Stanbury

Lower Laithe Reservoir - - 2531636

Lower Laithe Reservoir 1. The 29-acre artificial reservoir was completed in 1925.

Lower Laithe Reservoir - - 64968

Lower Laithe Reservoir 2

Wuthering Heights - - 2531769

Wuthering Heights pub, Stanbury

View towards Lower Laithe Reservoir from Back Lane, near Stanbury - - 2008640

View towards Lower Laithe Reservoir from Back Lane, near Stanbury

Lower Laithe Reservoir - Stanbury - - 2700679


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