Enjoy a gentle stroll around Ardsley Reservoir
This flat route, circling around the edge of Ardsley Reservoir, is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Situated on the urban fringes of Wakefield, there are nearby public transport links and it is ideal for a leisurely early morning or evening visit.
Need an easier walk?
Great news! Our Ardsley route is flat and follows surfaced pathways and tarmac tracks. There are no steps or stiles, and the only gate on the route is wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly (with a radar key). You can find our more by reading our walk guide.
East Ardsley, near Wakefield
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Terrain & gradient
Well surfaced pathways or a tarmac track. Large puddles can sometimes collect on the path across the embankment after spells of wet weather. Consistently flat gradient. There are no steps or stiles, and the only gate on the route is wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly (with a radar key).
How to get there
You can use the free car park (WF3 1EE), which is just off Haigh Moor Road, on the western side of the reservoir. This is easily accessible from a number of main roads; it is less than 3 miles away from the M1, the M62, and the A650.
There are only 19 parking spaces at this car park, and they fill up quickly most days.
By public transport
There are bus stops along Haigh Moor Road, a short walk away from point 1 of the route at the car park.
For up to date travel information from any location visit google maps to search directions.
To keep everyone happy and safe, please:
- follow government guidance
- don’t swim
- take your litter home
- stick to the path
- keep your dog on a lead
- clean up after your dog
- don’t light fires or BBQs.