Booth Wood Reservoir, Ripponden, West Yorkshire


Booth Wood Reservoir, Ripponden, West Yorkshire

It’s been forever since I posted any pics!

Been wanting to fly here for about a year now, went past on the way to work yesterday and the weather conditions were perfect. At an altitude of about 1,800ft above sea level, the wind was surprisingly calm yesterday.

I flew out past the dam wall and did a sideways fly past. Didn’t press record. Didn’t realise until I copied the footage off today :sob:

First time I’ve ever done that. Last time too!

@sparkman999 and @mickydd were up this way back in Feb.

The top car park at the Turnpike Inn would be an ideal meeting place :+1:


It had been noted … :stuck_out_tongue:


Ummm - don’t think so, Rich!

I’ve walked most of the Pennine Way, and highest point in West Yorks is Black Hill, in the Peak District, at 1,900 ft

Checking Google Maps in Terrain mode, there’s a 280m contour above the reservoir, so I think you’ll find it’s closer to 850 ft asl. :wink:

You obviously need more a lot photo posting practice …. LOL!


LOL!! Sodding internet! That’ll explain why it was no where near as windy as I was expecting it to be :rofl:

Um, yes, clearly :blush:


Beautiful pics, tho! :+1:


Cheers Dave.

The video would have been even better :roll_eyes: :blush: :rofl:


A good excuse to back, tho! :wink:


Looks cracking weather. Am over in Spain for a month. Trying to take off and hide from the local Policia. We have permission to use the top car park. We just have to drop them an email in advance. Nice spot for a snack. Especially when @sparkman999 is picking up the tab!!!


I am NOT at them prices I will take butties next time

oh and are you out of the country for tax reasons like say Mick Jagger



I used to live near here, over the valley is Baitings Reservoir, you can walk across that one. Nearby too is Ringstone Reservoir also, nothing like the size of BW though. Great pics chap.


Was at Baitings not that long ago.
Lovely place to fly, watch out for the pylons though!!!
Does this bring back memories Geoff @ScottishYorkshireMan


Aye, indeed chap. it does. Used to live down the down there in Greetland, Ripponden Bank used to be a tough one riding home on our bikes as kids.