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Grimwith Reservoir, Skipton

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.9/5 based on 45 reviews on the web
Grimwith Reservoir is located in the Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire, England. It is accessed from the B6265 road 1.5mi east of Hebden and 8mi west of Pateley Bridge. With a surface area of 1.47km2 and holding 21772000m3 of water it is Yorkshire Water's largest reservoir.The original reservoir was built in 1864 by the Bradford Corporation, the Local Authority for the city of Bradford, approximately 300m above sea level in Wharfedale. Following an agreement made in 1970 the size of the reservoir was increased by seven times and the water level was raised by 20m, with work starting in 1976 and being completed in 1983. The reservoir outlet is the site of a renewable energy project that saw the installation of a small turbine that generates 1400 MWh of electricity per annum.The reservoir is an important area for birds and is home to wildfowl such as Eurasian wigeon, teal, greylag geese and Canada geese. Other birds that can be seen at various times in the area include ringed plover, northern lapwing, common redshank, Eurasian curlew, reed bunting, lesser redpoll, whinchat and sedge warbler.
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  • Good walk with our dogs. Very good nice wide paths, one or two muddy places but nothing unmanageable although people with push chairs or mobility scooters might find some places difficult. brilliant v...  read more »
  • Brilliant day with dog nice sub 5 mile walk. Only knock of one star as could do with a dog bin or two on way round 
  • Wheelchair/ mobility scooter accesable footpaths are few and far between so when i read that grimwith is now fully acsessable i thought i would give it a go. I used my Pride colt executive scooter .Th...  read more »
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