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Thruscross Reservoir

Since the government guidelines have changed, we’ve been working hard to devise a plan to keep everyone safe while enjoying our beautiful reservoirs. This weekend we’ve reopened the car parks at six of our reservoirs so visitors can walk around them as long as social distancing rules are observed.

The following reservoir car parks are open:

Our other car parks remain closed. Please only visit these reservoirs if you live within walking distance. We will continue to assess our other car parks over the next couple of weeks and we’ll provide updates here. 

Since the government guidelines have changed, we’ve been working hard to devise a plan to keep everyone safe while enjoying our beautiful reservoirs. We’ve reopened the car parks at this reservoir so visitors can walk around them as long as social distancing rules are observed.

To help direct visitors, we’ve installed some new signs that are there for everyone to follow so please take a moment to read them.

  • Please maintain social distancing when walking around the reservoir
  • Please follow designated paths. The paths are there to keep you and our key workers safe.
  • Some of our paths may be closed off. This is because our key workers need to access them and they will be clearly signposted that they are closed.
  • 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. 

All of our toilet facilities are still closed at these reservoirs so please be mindful of this when visiting.

Thruscross is the highest reservoir in the charming Washburn Valley feeding water into Fewston, Swinsty and Lindley Wood reservoirs. With its altitude comes stunning views of the valley and surrounding moorland. Use our free car park on Reservoir Road, Thruscross, Harrogate HG3 4BB. Please note there is a 2.1m height barrier. The walk features woodlands, moorland, pastures and ruined farmsteads galore, ensuring an enjoyable, picturesque experience.

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