Nidderdale AONB Walk
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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.
Walk Route Description
A variety of terrain is included in this clockwise circuit of Thruscross Reservoir with woodland, rough pasture and moorland adding a more challenging element to the route. The start is the car park at the western end Thruscross Dam from where the route starts. Once in a while during period of drought the sunken village of West End can be seen - this rare event inspired Yorkshire author Peter Robinson to write "A Dry Season".
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 1405 Thruscross Reservoir & Kex Gill Moor from Blubberhouses - easy/mod - 8.5 miles/13.8 km
Walk 1572 Swinsty Reservoir - easy - 3.0 miles/4.9 km
Walk 3507 Dacre Banks Circular - easy/mod - 6.5 miles/10.6 km
Walk 1001 Barden Bridge & the Strid from Bolton Abbey - easy - 4.0 miles/6.5 km
Walk 1249 Simon's Seat from Bolton Abbey - moderate - 10.0 miles/16.3 km
Walk 2574 Valley of Desolation & Barden Fell - moderate - 11.0 miles/17.9 km
Walk 3726 Brimham Rocks Circular - easy - 4.7 miles/7.6 km
Walk 1946 Valley of Desolation & Simon's Seat - moderate - 8.4 miles/13.7 km
Walk 1905 Beamsley Beacon and Bolton Abbey from Addingham - moderate - 10.0 miles/16.3 km
Walk 2319 Ilkley to Bingley - easy/mod - 7.0 miles/11.4 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire Dales
Guidebook 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.
This pocket handbook to navigation will help you master the necessary map and compass skills for mountain walking. Chapters include map scales, symbols and contours, grid references, map reading, bearings, route planning and night and bad-weather navigation, as well as navigating with a GPS.