Baitings long walk

This walks runs through the woodland surrounding Baitings Reservoir and the fields at Ripponden. There are excellent views of the surrounding moors and down the valley towards Ryburn Reservoir.

Baitings Reservoir



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Baitings walking guide



West of Ripponden.


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3 out of 4

Route length

2 miles

Walking time

1.5 hours

Terrain & gradient

Varied terrain – the reservoir path is wide and well surfaced with minimal steep gradients. The remainder of the route includes sections over rough, uneven ground and includes steps and stiles. Some of the walk can be boggy and muddy at wetter times of year. Includes a section of steep climbing (about 250m long). We recommend sturdy walking boots.

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.

Visitor information

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.

Make a day of it

While you're here, why not try another walk?

Walk Distance Difficulty Facilities

Baitings short walk

1.4 miles 2 out of 4

ParkingDisabled parking Toilets  Disabled toilet Picnic area

Rishworth Moor walk

6 miles 4 out of 4


Ryburn walk

2.5 miles 3 out of 4

Parking Disabled parking