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Our reservoirs

To help keep everyone safe, we’re closing our reservoir car parks and asking everyone not to visit for a little while - hopefully it won’t be for too long.

We have over 100 reservoirs that are free to access and enjoy. Whether your idea of fun is a gentle stroll overlooking the water, a hike onto the moors, a spot of angling, water spots, cycling or horse riding, we can offer you the best of the great outdoors.

Agden Reservoir
3.5 mile walk northwest of Low Bradfield, near Sheffield.
Walking routes
Ardsley Reservoir
1.3 mile route on the edge of Ardsley Reservoir, East Ardsley, Wakefield
Walking routes Easy access route
Parking
Baitings Reservoir
2 mile walk with breathtaking views of the surrounding moors, west of Ripponden
Walking routes
Parking
Blackmoorfoot Reservoir
1.3 mile route south-west of Huddersfield situated between Meltham and Slaithwaite
Walking routes
Brayton Barff
1.3 miles long walk south of the Vale of York
Walking routes Easy access route
Parking Disabled parking
Broomhead Reservoir
2 mile walk south of Stockbridge, near Sheffield
Walking routes
Dale Dike Reservoir
3.7 mile walk, west of Low Bradfield, near Sheffield
Walking routes
Damflask Reservoir
3.5 mile route near the charming village of Low Bradfield, north-west of Sheffield
Walking routes Fishing Easy access route
Digley Reservoir
1.2 mile walk south-west of Holmfirth
Walking routes
Parking Disabled parking
Doe Park Reservoir
Less than a mile east of Denholme which sits 7 miles west of Bradford.
Walking routes
Eccup Reservoir
3 mile route north of Alwoodley, North Leeds
Walking routes Easy access route
Embsay Reservoir
1 mile long walk around the Embsay Moor Reservoir
Walking routes
Parking
Fewston Reservoir
3.9 mile walk, west of Harrogate, north of Otley
Walking routes Easy access route
Parking Disabled parking Toilets Disabled toilets Picnic area
Grimwith Reservoir
4.5 mile walk at Pateley Bridge, near Dibbles Bridge.
Walking routes
Parking Toilets Picnic area
Ingbirchworth Reservoir
A shorter walk west of Ingbirchworth village, north of Penistone
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Langsett Reservoir
4.5 mile walk east of Stocksbridge on the A616
Walking routes
Parking Disabled parking Toilets Disabled toilets Picnic area
More Hall Reservoir
3.4 mile walk in the the Ewden Valley, south of Stockbridge
Walking routes
Ogden Reservoir
3 mile walk near the wind farm on Knoll Hill, east of Halifax
Walking routes
Parking Disabled parking Toilets Disabled toilets Picnic area
Ramsden Reservoir
4 mile walk in Holmbridge, South of Huddersfield
Walking routes
Parking Disabled parking
Redmires Reservoir
4.5 mile walk to the west of Lodge Moor, west of Sheffield
Walking routes
Royd Moor Reservoir
3.5 mile walk with wonderful views
Walking routes
Ryburn Reservoir
2.5 mile walk, west of Ripponden
Walking routes
Parking
Scammonden Reservoir
4.1 mile walk off the A640 to the west of Huddersfield
Walking routes
Parking Disabled parking Picnic area
Scar House Reservoir
4 mile walk near Middlesmoor in Nidderdale, north of Pateley Bridge.
Walking routes
Parking Disabled parking Toilets Disabled toilets
Swinsty Reservoir
3 mile walk near Fewston, off the A59 Harrogate / Skipton Road at Blubberhouses
Cycling routes Walking routes Riding routes
Parking Disabled parking Toilets Disabled toilets
Thornton Steward Reservoir
A shorter walk south of Finghall, off the A684 Leyburn to Bedale Road, North Yorkshire
Walking routes
Parking
Thruscross Reservoir
4.5 mile walk north of Blubberhouses, situated on the A59 Harrogate/Skipton Road
Walking routes
Parking
Tophill Low reservoir
An exciting nature reserve in the parish of Watton, east of Hulton, Cranswick
Walking routes Wildlife watching
Parking
Weecher Reservoir
Keighley & District Model Engineering Society Limited
Walking routes
Widdop & Gorple Reservoir
4 mile walk within easy access of the Pennine Way, north of Hebden Bridge
Walking routes
Parking Toilets
Winscar Reservoir
7 miles west of Penistone, just within the Peak District National Park.
Easy access route
Parking
Withens Clough Reservoir
From this reservoir you can take in the Stoodley Pike monument.
Walking routes
Parking
Cod Beck Reservoir
1 mile north of Osmotherley near Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Walking routes
Parking
Rivelin Reservoirs
6 miles west of Sheffield
Walking routes
Parking Disabled parking Picnic area
Scout Dike Reservoir
2 miles north of Penistone, South Yorkshire
Walking routes
Parking Disabled parking Picnic area
Widdop Reservoir
Less than 10 miles north-west of Hebden Bridge
Walking routes
Parking
Gorple Reservoirs
7 miles north-west of Hebden Bridge
Walking routes

Find a walk near you

As one of Yorkshire's biggest landowners, Yorkshire Water take care of 72,000 acres of stunning countryside and invites you to come and explore it.