Fewston Reservoir walk, near Harrogate

Location: Main car park, LS21 2NP

Distance: 4 mile circular

Link to route

pram friendly reservoir walks map
Route map

The reservoir you can see from the A59! Fewston Reservoir, situated between Harrogate and Skipton, is Swinsty Reservoir‘s neighbour. It is in the Washburn Valley with Thruscross Reservoir upstream.

This reservoir walk has good wide paths so it is pram friendly. It can be challenging in places due to some steep hills. If you do take a pram, you will definitely work up a sweat!

It is a lovely walk with lots of views out over the reservoir and when the water level is low there are plenty of places to get down to the shoreline. The ‘beaches’ here though are rocky so are not ideal for paddling. Throwing stones however is a winner, just keep an eye out for those fishermen! The walk is pretty sheltered as this route has more woodland than Swinsty, so is ideal on a rainy day.

Mountain biking

You can add on a section to this walk and go into Timble Woods from the main car park. Timble Woods is a great place to take mountain bikes with a course set up. The main car park which is between the two reservoirs also has another smaller bike track. There is also usually an ice cream van parked in this car park which is a great distraction technique for little ones! There is another car park, off the A59 Timble turn off which is a lot smaller.

woodland walks
Woodland walks
route to timble woods
Route to Timble Woods
undulating paths
Some challenging hills to get up!
fewston reservoir
Reservoir views

If you enjoyed this reservoir walk you could try Embsay Reservoir. Which other reservoir walks would you suggest?

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