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Sowerby Bridge, Ripponden & The Ryburn Valley

Ryburn and Rishworth
There are two reservoirs built in the upper Ryburn Valley and this walk circles them. The first one is a concrete dam which is sited in a deep part of the valley, surrounded by secluded woodland just outside the settlements of Ripponden and Rishworth. The upper reservoir, known as Baitings, was built in the 1950s and features a much more massive concrete dam wall, with the reservoir itself in a far more exposed position on the slopes of Blackstone Edge.


THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW.
 
Distance
6.7 miles/10.7km
Height Gain
360m
Grade
Cycle Grade
OS Map Number
OS Explorer map 21 (South Pennines)
Car (Parking)
Stiles
Steps
Circular
Linear
Start Point
Baitings Reservoir car park
Nearest Town
Sowerby Bridge
Public Transport
WYMetro : www.wymetro.com or 0113 245 7676.
Toilets on Route
Nearest Refreshments
None
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