Car parking charges
We’re planning to trial car parking charges at this reservoir later this year.
Enjoy panoramic views of Swinsty and Fewston
This exciting walk takes you on a journey along the water’s edge, through pastures and woodland plantations. The route offers panoramic views of Swinsty and Fewston reservoirs from various angles. The walk is 3.7 miles long.
10 miles West of Harrogate
3 out of 4
Terrain & gradient
The route features stiles, some steep climbs and muddy paths. However, the vast majority of this walk is on wide, well surface paths and forest tracks.
How to get there
This route starts at our free Swinsty Moor car park (LS21 2NP) at the southern end of the Fewston Reservoir Embankment. Please note that there is a 2.2m height barrier. Alternative parking is available at Blubberhouses car park (LS21 2NY) where there is a 2.1m height barrier across the entrance to the car park.
From Harrogate, head North on the A61 Ripon Road towards Ripley. Shortly after leaving Harrogate, take the A59 at the roundabout heading towards Skipton. Follow the A59 for 8 miles. Fewston Reservoir car park is on your left heading towards Skipton.
By public transport
The DalesBus 59 runs between Harrogate and Skipton, stopping at Blubberhouses, on Saturdays.
To keep everyone happy and safe, please:
- follow government guidance
- don’t swim
- take your litter home
- stick to the path
- keep your dog on a lead
- clean up after your dog
- don’t light fires or BBQs.
Make a day of it
While you're here, why not try another walk?
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