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Yorkshire Dales Walk
Grimwith Reservoir

Nat Park - Yorkshire Dales - Upper Wharfedale

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Yorkshire Water

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km    Ascent - 100 feet / 30 metres

Time - 2 hours 20 minutes    Grade - easy

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Walk Route Description

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Grimwith Reservoir is located on the Pateley Bridge to Grassington Road (B6265) and offers the basis for a circular walk of high quality following the shore. The walk is within the walled boundaries of the reservoir yet offers some stunning views of the moors in which it is located together with extensive panoramas into the Yorkshire Dales.

This is one of the free reservoir walks produced by Yorkshire Water who are one of the county's largest landowners, with around 72,000 acres of land spanning National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds. There is a wide range of walks on offer from gentle strolls around one of their picturesque reservoirs to more adventurous routes. Yorkshire Water have selected some of their top walks for you and split them into three regional packs. Just print them out and off you go.

Each site has its own walk pack that you can easily print out and take along with you. Each pack includes directions to the site, a summary of the walk, a list of facilities available, a detailed route map and route instructions. To download walk descriptions go to Yorkshire Water Walks.


Other walks nearby

Walk 2610 Hebden Gill & Cupola Cornereasy/mod6.5 miles
Walk 2611 Hebden Gill from Hebdeneasy4.0 miles
Walk 1280 Trollers Gill from Burnsallmoderate9.0 miles
Walk 2000 A Wharfedale wander from Burnsallmoderate13.5 miles
Walk 1145 Grassington, Mastilles Lane & Conistone Dibmoderate11.3 miles

Recommended Books & eBooks

Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire Dales

Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire DalesGuidebook to 40 of the best trail and fell runs in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ranging from 5 to 24 miles, the graded runs start from bases such as Ribblehead, Dent, Sedbergh, Malham and Grassington and take in the region's diverse delights, from castles and waterfalls to iconic mountains such as Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen Y Ghent.
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Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and West

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales: South and WestPart of a two-book set, this guidebook describes 44 walks in the southern and western Yorkshire Dales, including the famous 23 mile Three Peaks circuit over Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The other, mostly circular routes of 3½ to 13 miles cover the scenic region between Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Settle, Skipton and Grassington.
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Outdoor Photography

Outdoor PhotographyThis practical handbook covers digital outdoor photography and the whole range of outdoor activities including walking, running, cycling, water sports (in and on the water), as participant or spectator. Covers basic concepts, equipment and processing and optimising your images back at base.
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Further Information

Walk Location Map

Walk location map

Yorkshire Dales Walking

The Yorkshire Dales National Park covers an extensive area, which contains a wide variety of scenic interest. Each Dale is usually named after its river although there are a few examples that don't follow this rule. The varied underlying geology is reflected in the scenery with limestone and gritstone the prominent rocks resulting in virtually every type of scenery from dry valleys to wild moorland. More Information

Walk grading - Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience by going to Walk Grading Details.

Accommodation Nearby

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2.5 miles / 4.0 km away
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