A variety of terrain is included in this clockwise circuit of Thruscross Reservoir with woodland, rough pasture and moorland adding a more challenging element to the route. The start is the car park at the western end Thruscross Dam from where the route starts. Once in a while during period of drought the sunken village of West End can be seen – this rare event inspired Yorkshire author Peter Robinson to write “A Dry Season”.
This is one of the free reservoir walks produced by Yorkshire Water who are one of the county's largest landowners, with around 72,000 acres of land spanning National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds. There is a wide range of walks on offer from gentle strolls around one of their picturesque reservoirs to more adventurous routes. Yorkshire Water have selected some of their top walks for you and split them into three regional packs. Just print them out and off you go.
Each site has its own walk pack that you can easily print out and take along with you. Each pack includes directions to the site, a summary of the walk, a list of facilities available, a detailed route map and route instructions. To download walk descriptions go to Yorkshire Water Walks.
Visit the easy access page for a choice of more areas, all of which are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
OS Map showing start
Ordnance Survey Map showing starting point of walk - Click Here
It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series.
Note : If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.
Wharfe View B&B, Burnsall
Bridge End Farm, Grassington
Bivouac, Ilton, Masham
Low Sutton, Masham
River House, Malham, near Skipton
Beck Hall B&B, Malham`
Stayin the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton
Rose Cottage, Shibden Fold, Shibden, Halifax
Wensleydale House Self Catering, Leyburn
The Palmer Flatt Hotel, Aysgarth Falls, Aysgarth
Self Catering Directory
NOTE - all distances are "as the crow flies"
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