GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walshaw Dean Reservoir

4 miles (7 km)

This walk makes use of a section of the Pennine Way to take you along this series of pretty reservoirs in Calderdale. There's some splendid moorland scenery and waterside paths along the reservoirs.
You start the walk from the Clough Foot car park and follow the Pennine Way to Walshaw Dean Lower Reservoir. The path continues along the middle reservoir and upper reservoir where you cross the Dam. You then return to the car park on the western side of the reservoirs.
If you continue along the Pennine Way you will come to Top Withens. This ruined farmhouse is said to have been the inspiration for the location of the Earnshaw family houseWuthering Heightsin thenovel of the same namebyEmily Bronte. It is located about a mile from the upper reservoir, justeast of Withins Height below Delf Hill. The video below shows an alternative route from Top Withens to the reservoirs.
The Gorple Reservoir and Widdop Reservoir walks also start from the same location so it's easy to extend your walking in the area.


HX7 7AT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Walshaw Dean Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Walshaw Dean Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Walshaw Dean Middle Reservoir - - 1227252

Walshaw Dean Middle Reservoir. View from the dam

Walshaw Dean Upper Reservoir - - 130907

Walshaw Dean Upper Reservoir. Looking north with Grey Fosse Clough to the left.

Walshaw Dean Reservoirs - - 360273

Walshaw Dean Reservoirs. Looking westwards from Dean Gate.

Footpath (track) across Middle Walshaw Dean Reservoir Dam - - 615973

Footpath (track) across Middle Reservoir Dam. Centre left can be seen the Lodge built in the early 20th century.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Walshaw Dean Reservoir.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)