UK drought: Amazing photos show 'moonscape' of dried-up Yorkshire reservoir Baitings Dam

Baitings Dam is at its lowest level in recent memory.

The Yorkshire Water reservoir near Ripponden is so dry that the ancient packhorse bridge has been exposed - submerged since the reservoir was flooded in the 1950s - and the bed of what was once a lake now resembles a desert landscape.

Baitings has become a tourist attraction in recent weeks as nationally water levels in reservoirs have dropped to their lowest level since 1995.

The nearby Huddersfield Narrow Canal has also run dry as a result of reservoir supply shortages and has been closed to boats.

And at Thruscross Reservoir in the Washburn Valley near Otley, the drought has revealed the remains of a 'lost' village flooded in the 1960s to make way for the project.