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Grimwith Reservoir is located in the Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire, It is the largest reservoir owned by Yorkshire Water in terms of water storage.The reservoir is an important area for birds and is home to wildfowl such as Eurasian wigeon, teal, greylag geese and Canada geese

👩‍🦽A terrain wheelchair would be needed if possible a tramper as there is uneven ground and some steep sections.

🚻Accessible toilets are available in the carpark. (RADAR)

🅿️Free parking BD23 5ED

🥾Approx 4.3 mile circular

No facilities at the reservoir but 5 minutes up the road is Stump cross caverns which has a cafe and sells Ice cream.

You can walk Grimworth reservoir either way, but we chose to head down from the car park towards the Valve tower, its a litle steep so breaks may be needed if in a wheelchair. The first section follows the Dam wall on grass, nice a smooth but i would imagine after a lot of rain it would get muddy.

Once over the Dam you turn right at the next junctionheading towards an old barn, the path is not flat, some uneven grass mounds and stones, a tramper would easily manage across this. We did with the terrain wheelchair ok too.

Continue following the path for approx 0.5 a mile  and cross two bridges that take you over Blea Gill and Gate Up Gill, 

A farm house ruins is all that remains of the hamlet of Gate Up which sits on the waters edge. There is a information board to read, the ruins were fenced  when we visited presumably to stop anyone climbing and ruining whats left.

There is a bench to sit on near the ruins.

After passing the ruins, a thatched roof building and some holiday cottages, the path follows the water until you come to the final steep section leading back toi the car park. It is quite steep so  take your time and enjoy the views.

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