Rishworth Moor walk

Enjoy a circular walk starting at Ryburn Reservoir.

Pebbles in water

Take in the view

This circular walk starting at Ryburn reservoir takes in the high Pennine Moors above the Ryburn Valley giving wide views across and exposure to the weather.

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Rishworth Moor walking guide



7 miles South-West of Halifax.


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Route length

6 miles

Walking time

3.5 hours

Terrain & gradient

The route is almost entirely on unsurfaced paths with stiles, steps and steep ascents in places. Suitable footwear and clothing is recommended as the moorland can be harsh and changeable.

How to get there

By car

Car parking is available at our free car park on Swift Place, Ripponden HX6 4LE.

From the M62

Exit at Junction 22 and take the A672 heading towards Halifax, Ripponden and Sowerby Bridge. After 5 and a half miles, turn sharp left in Ripponden onto Rochdale Road, A58. Follow this road for 0.2 miles where the entrance to Swift Place will be on your left.

By public transport

The closest bus stop is on Rochdale Road, a 0.2 mile walk from the beginning of this route.

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

Baitings long walk

2 miles 3 out of 4

ParkingDisabled parking Toilets  Disabled toilet Picnic area

Ryburn walk

2.5 miles 3 out of 4

Parking Disabled parking