To help keep everyone safe, our car park at this reservoir is closed and we're asking everyone not to visit for a little while - hopefully it won't be for too long. We'll update here when it's back open. For more information please visit our reservoirs page.
6 miles to the west of Bedale, Thornton Steward is definitely one of Yorkshire Water’s smaller reservoirs, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t full of character! On sunny days you can observe the sailing club sculling around and the fly-fishermen trying their luck. Park up at our free car park (Moor lane, HG4 4BQ) and take a ramble across the unsurfaced but moderately flat grassy paths and enjoy the open countryside.