Baitings and Ryburn Reservoir - 6 miles

  • March 22, 2014 · 12:00 PM
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Another short walk for us. 6 miles

In one of the more remote locations, a walk which offers widespread views, as well as interest close at hand.  

***Update[masked]***

Walk now checked on Saturday.  The route starts and finishes at Ripponden.  Firstly following the river before heading uphill to our first view of the magnificent reservoir.  This is then followed by following field paths through farmland to reach Ryburn Reservoir.

A short break here, before continuing along the edge of the field boundary to then reach Baitings Reservoir.

Because of the distance and the time, I have chosen a route that takes us across the front of the reservoir enabling to see the wonderful valley below.  A nice path takes us along the other side of the reservoir, where we then pick up a nice steady track back to town to finish.

Please note - 

A majority of this route is pretty MUDDY.  So please do not come in trainers and Jeans.  You must wear a good sturdy pair of walking boots, gaiters and over-trousers.

Dogs are welcome, but owners must be aware that we go through a couple of farms on route to the reservoir and must be on a lead.

If you are coming by bus, there are plenty of services that come to Ripponden.

From Halifax - 531 and the 528. From Brighouse, either E7 or E8 service.

Car drivers.

If you are coming to Ripponden via Sowerby Bridge along the A58 Halifax Road, there is a car park on Royd Lane.

Just before you hit the traffic lights and just after the surgery on your left.  Turn right into Royd Lane.  Immediately to your left is a pay and display car park.

Alternative parking is the side streets. 

After the walk, there a couple of choices of pubs we can call in for a drink and chat.  Both very swish and highly recommended.  

We will leave no later than 12.15 pm, to enable us to do the walk and be back in time for approx 4.30 pm.

Please guys, take a note of my mobile number which you will find on my profile.

And if your running late or can't make it then please let me know.

See you guys there.




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  • Pauline W.

    Thanks for the walk Stuart, look forward to a doing it again in better weather conditions. As always a lovely group of people ..... and dogs.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Stuart. An enjoyable walk. Dogs had a great time too.

    March 22, 2014

  • anne s.

    Great walk shame about the weather look forward to doing the whole walk in better weather lovely to meet everyone today thanks Stuart x

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Ana M

    Shame cos I have missed you all! Once I fully recover from the move and long regular drives I should be fine. I hate cancelling stuff so, sorry again.

    March 22, 2014

    • Stuart

      It was a shame that you couldn't make it. See you soon

      March 22, 2014

  • Stuart

    Thanks for coming guys. It was a real shame that i had to shorten the walk because of the rain

    2 · March 22, 2014

  • Jackie

    Despite the weather, was great to meet some new people and dogs !! xx

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • lorraine m.

    Was lovely to meet new people really enjoyed it! Thanks for lift jan.x

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Kaska

    Sooo disappointed. Got here in time but no answer on how to find the group!

    March 22, 2014

    • Kaska

      It looks like technology failed me today. I shall join you for another walk soon

      March 22, 2014

  • Donna E.

    Sorry I've had to pull out at the last minute finished work late and have only had 2 hours sleep!

    March 22, 2014

  • Roberta D.

    Hi! This will be my first walk was wondering if wellies would be good as well because its musdy aorry if it sounds silly!

    March 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be wearing wellies. Just make sure they're comfortable enough. Stuart's walks always seem to involve plenty of mud - the fact he's actually mentioned mud this time means there'll be plenty of it !

      March 22, 2014

  • Ana M

    Stuart, I'm really sorry but all the long commuting during the week left me knackered. The walk is 30 miles from me and for 6 m only it seems a bit of a long way.

    March 22, 2014

  • Rosemary h.

    love the photo of Kitty; wondering if he's related to Postman Pats cat Jess? !!!

    March 21, 2014

  • Rosemary h.

    sorry to hear that Kitty cant make the walk either; am thinking Kittys mistress is posting the info on her fourlegged friends behalf!!

    March 20, 2014

  • martin f.

    sos to say will have to give this a miss, hip still playing up, am going to ride my bike up to hebden bridge on the canalside, anyone fancy joining me, will be cycling from around noon, will take about 3 hours.

    March 20, 2014

  • David L.

    Missing this one - a wedding to go to

    March 18, 2014

  • Rosemary h.

    So disappointed that I now have to miss out on Saturdays walk as I was so looking forward to it but Granny support is needed elsewhere so I must away!! Disappointed too that I'll not meet Kitty!!

    March 18, 2014

  • Kaska

    Someone wake me up and I'll be there. Happy to share my car if anyone else coming from Pudsey/Farsley/Rodley area

    March 16, 2014

  • Elaine L.

    I'm on a course this day ! Overlooked it sorry .

    March 12, 2014

  • Stuart

    Walk now checked. Will update in the next 24hrs

    1 · March 8, 2014

  • Stuart

    I'll be checking this route next Saturday.

    March 2, 2014

  • Imelda

    I,m provisionally saying yes .…...think there is a bus from Hebden Bridge but need to check..…..might be one from Little borough.

    February 9, 2014

  • Rosemary h.

    wow Kitty sure sounds adventurous but I guess with four legs the walk wont be too much of a challenge for her!!

    January 29, 2014

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