Yorkshire Water announces new projects on Disabled Access Day

Yorkshire Water has almost 37km of easy access routes along its reservoirs and is working on more initiatives which will allow families and disabled people to see as much of the beauty the county has to offer.

It’s recent investment at Cod Beck reservoir to build a bridge is the latest in a long line of improvements made by the firm, with the reception hide and reception room at Tophill Nature Reserve now fully accessible along with routes and some bird hides around the reserve.

Yorkshire Water has also invested over £500,000 in the last two years to change the physical nature of sites by removing steps, increasing the width of doors, increasing routes and improving surfaces.

Now, on Disabled Access Day, the firm is announcing two projects which will help it spread the word. The YW web development project will provide those with disabilities suitable, relevant information which will start to be implemented in April, while the firm has also joined forces with the Peak District National Park in their program ‘Miles without Stiles’ which improves access.

Yorkshire Water Catchment and Recreation manager, Geoff Lomas, said: “We are constantly striving to make the beauty of our reservoirs accessible for all to enjoy and Disabled Access Day gives us an opportunity to raise awareness of what Yorkshire Water reservoirs have to offer.

“Last year we won the Open Country Good Access Scheme Award and that has really driven us on and we are determined to carry on the good work already started.”

You can download maps of 3 of our most popular easy access routes below. For more maps of our reservoirs, visit our Free Yorkshire webpage.

Easy Access Route Maps