Baitings short walk

Covid-19 update

In accordance with government guidance, our recreational sites and car parks remain open during the national lockdown for people to exercise locally. We ask that you follow the latest guidance to help keep yourself, our key workers and others safe. In the current lockdown this includes:

  • Please do not travel to one of our sites if it isn’t local (which the government has defined as the village, town, or part of a city where you live).
  • Please only visit to exercise with your household, your support bubble, or to meet one other person.

If you do plan to visit, we continue to request that you are respectful of our sites, staff members, other visitors and local communities:

  • Please maintain social distancing throughout your visit.
  • Please follow any instructions on signage around the site.
  • Please follow designated paths. The paths are there to keep you and our key workers safe.
  • Make sure you take any litter home with you and do not light any BBQs or fires.
  • If the car park is full, please do not park on verges or on the road as this causes traffic issues and can block important access for operational vehicles or the emergency services.

All of our toilet facilities are currently closed so please be mindful of this when visiting.


West of Ripponden


2 out of 4

Route Length

1.4 miles

Walking Time

1.5 hours

Terrain & Gradient

The reservoir path is consistently 2 metres wide and surfaced. There are minimal steep gradients. There are no gates, steps or stiles on the route, except for roadside kerbs at points 3 and 4 between 5 and 10cm high ). The steps out of the car park can currently be avoided by entering the pavement via the entrance gate please take extra care as this is also the vehicular entrance.

How To Get There

By car: You can use our free car park (HX6 4LR) which is just off the A58 (Rochdale Road), at the north-east corner of the reservoir (point 1).

From Ripponden: travel 2.5 miles west along the A58 until you reach the left turn into the car park

From Littleborough: travel 5 miles east along the A58, until you reach the right turn into the car park.

By public transport: New Inn Cottage Bus Stop is on the A58, less than 100m from the car park entrance. Buses from both directions stop at the same spot.

For up to date travel information from any location visit google maps to search directions.