Ryburn Reservoir

West Yorkshire, England

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About Ryburn Reservoir

Ryburn is the lower of two reservoirs built in the 20th century to supply Wakefield with water – the higher is nearby Baitings Reservoir. The reservoir is situated in a steep-sided valley, restricting access to the water; however, the landscape beyond is pleasantly wooded and a popular area locally for walking. A 4 km (2.5 mi) walk skirts the reservoir before passing through the woods and fields in the Ryburn valley between the two reservoirs. The high Pennine moors stand above the reservoirs, giving hardier walkers the opportunity to explore more widely. The site is owned by Yorkshire Water; but fishing rights are owned by Ripponden Fly Fishers and a limited number of day tickets are available to non-members fishing for wild brown trout.

West Yorkshire, England
Latitude: 53.665288, Longitude: -1.969537

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