GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Warland Reservoir

6 miles (9.5 km)

This walk takes you to a series of reservoirs in the Calderdale area of West Yorkshire. On the route there's lovely views across the picturesque lakes to the heather moors and rolling hills beyond.
The walk starts from the public car park at Blackstone Edge. From here you can pick up a section of the Pennine Way and follow it north to Blackstone Edge Reservoir, White Holme Reservoir, Light Hazzles Reservoir and Warlands Reservoir. You can then follow a footpath around Warland Reservoir before returning on the same paths.
If you head just a mile north of the lake you could visit the pretty Gaddings Dam. The small reservoir is notable for having the highest beach in Britain.

Warland Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Warland Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north east and you can visit Withens Clough Reservoir and the interesting little village of Cragg Vale.
The climb to the gritstone escarpment of Blackstone Edge also starts from the reservoir car park. There are wonderful views over Greater Manchester and Yorkshire from the elevated position of the Edge.
The circular Centenary Walk around Todmorden passes along the western side of the reservoir. The long distance trail explores the area around the town. Just to the west of Todmorden there's also some nice peaceful trails around the woodland of Gorpley Clough and the adjacent Gorpley Reservoir.
For more walking ideas in the area see the South Pennines Walks page.


Blackstone Edge Reservoir - - 1250834

Blackstone Edge Reservoir. Looking towards Blackstone Edge Delph

White Holme Reservoir - - 479199

White Holme Reservoir. Looking along a "jetty" built out into the water. Great Manshead Hill is on the horizon.

Light Hazzles Reservoir. - - 97004

Light Hazzles Reservoir.

Stony Edge - - 1254074

Stony Edge next to Warland Reservoir

Warland Reservoir - - 1254089

Warland Reservoir

Pennine Way alongside Warland Reservoir - - 401754

Pennine Way alongside Warland Reservoir. Walking northwest alongside the reservoirs shortly after crossing the A58 at the White House is quite a tedious section of the long distance trail. The railings of the reservoir are right of shot. View into West Yorkshire from a point very close to the county boundary.


GPS Files

GPX File

Warland Reservoir.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Warland Reservoir.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)