Thornton Steward walk

Covid-19 update

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:

  • Please do not travel to one of our sites if it isn’t local (which the government has defined as the village, town, or part of a city where you live).
  • Please only visit to exercise with your household, your support bubble, or to meet one other person.

If you do plan to visit, we continue to request that you are respectful of our sites, staff members, other visitors and local communities:

  • Please maintain social distancing throughout your visit.
  • Please follow any instructions on signage around the site.
  • Please follow designated paths. The paths are there to keep you and our key workers safe.
  • Make sure you take any litter home with you and do not light any BBQs or fires.
  • If the car park is full, please do not park on verges or on the road as this causes traffic issues and can block important access for operational vehicles or the emergency services.

All of our toilet facilities are currently closed so please be mindful of this when visiting.


South of Finghall, off the A684 Leyburn to Bedale Road, North Yorkshire


1 out of 4

Route Length

1 mile

Walking Time

1 hour

Terrain & Gradient

Unsurfaced, mostly grassy path which can get muddy at wetter times of year. Mostly quite flat, with one section of steeper climbing, followed by a gentle descent.

How To Get There

By car: You can use our free car park, which is off Moor Lane (HG4 4BQ).

From Bedale: take the A684 heading west. After about ½ a mile, turn left onto Sinks Lane. After a mile, turn left onto Moor End Lane, which then becomes No Man’s Moor Lane. Continue on this road for about 3 miles, then turn left onto Moor Lane. After about ½ a mile, you will come to the car park on the right.

By public transport: Unfortunately there is no public transport currently available to Thornton Steward Reservoir.

For up to date travel information from any location visit google maps to search directions.


Parking Picnic Area