Grimwith Walk

Take on our Grimwith walk for stunning views of the adjacent moors, the Valley and the lower Yorkshire Dales.

Grimwith Reservoir

Discover stunning views on our Grimwith walk

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.


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Grimwith walking guide



Pateley Bridge, near Dibbles Bridge


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Route length

4.5 miles

Walking time

2.5 hours

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

DalesBus service 822 runs to Grimwith on summer Sundays and bank holidays from York, Ripon, Pateley Bridge and Grassington. 

On other days, the nearest bus stop is in Hebden village.

Visitor information

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.