Withens Clough & Stoodley Pike walk

This 4½ mile route runs from the car park at Thruscross through rough pastures and moorland alongside the edge of the reservoir.

Withens Clough Reservoir

Discover beautiful scenery

The challenging walk takes in amazing scenery with an array of interesting geographical features, including crags, ghylls, streams and the River Washburn.





West of Cragg Vale, south of Mytholmroyd.


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4 out of 4

Route length

4½ miles

Walking time

3 hours

Terrain & gradient

The route features stiles and steep muddy fields. Stoodley Pike is very exposed, and the weather can turn quickly. We recommend you bring sturdy boots, warm clothing, waterproofs and extra food/drink for this high level walk.

How to get there

By car

You can use our free car park, the starting point of this walking route, which is on Rudd Lane (HX7 5TD), 300 metres before the reservoir embankment on the left. Please note, there is a 1.8 metre height barrier.

From Mytholmroyd

Take the B6138 (Cragg Road) which follows Cragg Brook heading south towards Cragg Vale. After 2 miles, when you reach Cragg Vale, turn right onto Church Bank Lane which becomes Rudd Lane. In about ¼ mile, turn right to stay on Rudd Lane for another mile, until you arrive at Withens Clough car park on the left.

By public transport

Unfortunately there is no public transport currently available to Withens Clough Reservoir.

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.

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Walk Distance Difficulty Facilities

Withens Clough walk

1.5 miles 2 out of 4