This remote, bleak and exposed moorland walk is situated in an area of natural beauty with stunning scenery. Brushing the edges of 3 local reservoirs, Widdop, Upper Gorple and Lower Gorple, the route is within easy access of the Pennine Way. The walk is 4 miles long.
Route Fact File
North-West of Hebden Bridge
4 miles / 6.5 kilometres
2 ½ hours
Terrain & Gradient:
The paths are mostly well surfaced paths but there is a long, steep and rocky climb at the beginning followed by a rocky/grassy climb down the other side (point 2-5). There are no steps or stiles on this walk, but the climb can be quite intense and exposed on a bad day.
How To Get There:
Our free car park can be found on Widdop Rd, HX7 7AZ and doesn’t have a height barrier.
By car: From Hebden Bridge take the A646 heading towards Burnley. After 0.7miles, keep an eye out for a turning area on your left to turn around and head back towards Hebden Bridge on the A646. After 0.3miles take Heptonstall Road, heading towards Heptonstall. After 2miles turn right onto Widdop road heading towards Widdop. Follow this road for 10 miles when the car park will appear on your right.
By public transport: Unfortunately there is no public transport currently available to Widdop Reservoir.