Tag: Reservoir


Lake Burwain circular walk, Foulridge

Location: BB8 7NS Distance: 2 miles Lake Burwain otherwise known as Lower Foulridge Reservoir is a lovely circular walk. The route around the lake is on a mix of footpaths, some muddy with tree roots, but the majority is accessible. We did manage to get a pram around the route with a little bit of […]

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Elslack Reservoir and Standrise Plantation, Carleton Moor

Location: Lay-by on West Lane, Carleton Moor after the cattle grid. Distance: 4km Elslack Reservoir is situated within Standrise Plantation on the tops of Elslack and Carleton moors. This walk is a great walk, possible with an all terrain pram or bikes too. The walk starts at the top of the Plantation, parking in the […]


Thruscross Reservoir

Location: HG3 4BB Distance: 9.5km Thruscross Reservoir is one of the more challenging reservoir walks and is definitely not pram friendly! As a lover of reservoirs the spillway at Thruscross Reservoir is stunning and worth the trip just to see this, especially when it’s spilling. The route itself around the reservoir has it all; woodland, […]


Crookrise Crag, Embsay

Location: Embsay Reservoir car park, BD23 6QT Distance: 3.5km Crookrise is the ridge between Embsay Crag and Rylstone and is where you will find a lot of fell runners and rock climbers. The path up to Crookrise starts at the bottom of the moor on the track to the left of the reservoir. It climbs […]


Grimwith Reservoir walk, near Grassington

Location: Car park, BD23 5ED Distance: 4.5 mile circular Link to route Grimwith Reservoir is the quietest of the reservoir walks in the area. It issituated between Grassington and Pateley Bridge. We enjoy this walk as it is a good distance for us. It is also an accessible walk so the paths are good. We […]


Fewston Reservoir walk, near Harrogate

Location: Main car park, LS21 2NP Distance: 4 mile circular Link to route 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 […]


Swinsty Reservoir, near Harrogate

Pram friendly reservoir walk Location: Main Yorkshire Water car park, LS21 2NP Distance: 3 mile circular Link to route Swinsty is a pram friendly walk with wide solid paths which are not as undulating as its nextdoor neighbour Fewston. As it is pretty flat it is a good one for little legs. Situated near Blubberhouses, […]


Embsay Reservoir, near Skipton

Location: Embsay Reservoir car park, BD23 6PR Distance: 1 mile circular Link to route This is our ‘go to’ short walk with it being so close and it is a great starter walk for toddlers. The reservoir offers stunning views of Embsay Crag, Crookrise Crag and out over Skipton. The car park is free and […]

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Our Favourite Walks

Our top 10 Yorkshire walks It didn’t take long to come up with a list of our favourite walks but it did take a while to narrow them down! There are so many great walks in Yorkshire we really are spoilt for choice. These are our favourite local (ish) walks. Click on the links for […]