This is a nice simple route which takes you on a loop of Ardsley Reservoir. Start in the car park and take a left to head down towards the reservoir. Where you meet a fork in the path take either a right or a left and follow the path to complete a loop, taking in the fresh air and the stunning scenery as you go.
The views looking out towards Emley Moor and beyond on a clear day from the South of the reservoir are superb and well worth stopping to appreciate!
At just short of 2.5 kilometres this loop provides a perfect route for those who want to work on their pacing.
Route courtesy of Woodkirk Valley Wolves https://runleeds.co.uk/running-group/woodkirk-valley-wolves/
With a surface area of nearly 60 acres, Ardsley reservoir stores water which has been transported from as far as Ripponden and Barnsley. The water is used to supply the residents of Wakefield as well as the nearby Coca-Cola plant.