Ardsley Reservoir

The Local Reservoir

A beautiful walk with far fetching views out towards the Pennines.

The reservoir has its own car park and is to be found Halfway down or up Haighmoor Road.

Dogs are very welcome, it is requested by Yorkshire water that they are kept on the lead and that all poop is bagged and binned.

The water in the reservoir is used as drinking water and because of the strong undercurrents, swimming is not permitted ever and occasionally the odd fish has even been caught there!

Reservoir Rocks

‘Reservoir rocks’ has its home there which is part of the rock painting craze and everyone is welcome to join in with this fun activity and paint a rock, hide a rock, or find a rock!

It is a great way to get our younger people walking and exercising as everyone wants to find the most rocks!

When you find one take a picture, and post it on the #ReservoirRocks Facebook page!

Just recently a very successful litter pick took place at the reservoir where a skip was filled by volunteers from the community and we are hoping to make this a regular event.

There is also quite a lot of wild fowl in the area and you can often see or hear the geese flying in an evening.

The Library bus from Leeds library services,  parks at or near the reservoir every Monday morning 11.25am for one hour (not on Bank holidays) and its a great service.

Several walking and running groups use the reservoir, including Monday Movers walking group who meet at 7pm at the water fall on a Monday- everyone welcome.

The path is suitable for wheelchair users but please be aware it can be puddly in certain areas after rain. The reservoir can be accessed through the unlockable kissing gate at the main entrance.