In accordance with government guidance, our recreational sites and car parks remain open during the national lockdown for people to exercise locally. We ask that you follow the latest guidance to help keep yourself, our key workers and others safe. In the current lockdown this includes:
If you do plan to visit, we continue to request that you are respectful of our sites, staff members, other visitors and local communities:
All of our toilet facilities are currently closed so please be mindful of this when visiting.
Lying within the confines of the reservoir boundary wall, Grimwith reservoir provides stunning views of the adjacent moors, the Valley and the lower Yorkshire Dales. There are plenty of opportunities for budding photographers to take a snap of the wildlife, rolling hills or sailing boats gliding across the waters. The walk is 4.5 miles long.
Pateley Bridge, near Dibbles Bridge
3 out of 4
Terrain & Gradient
Mostly well surfaced paths aside from a short stretch at the beginning and the last half a mile. There are no steps or stiles on the route but there are several gradual slopes to ascend.
How To Get There
By car: You can use our free car park (BD23 5ED) next to Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club just off the B6265. Please note; there is a height barrier at the entrance to this car park.
From Pateley Bridge, take the B6265 towards Skipton. After 7.5 miles, the access road for the reservoir car park will be on your right marked with blue Yorkshire Water signs.
By public transport: Unfortunately there is no public transport available to this reservoir.