Grimwith Reservoir, Skipton

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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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  • A fantastic reservoir for sailing and home of Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club. A great place to learn to sail or windsurf.  more »
  • OK it makes for a nice dog walk, but really, it's just an expanse of dark water set on the moors. In high summer, in bright sunshine it can be worth a quick trog around, but in winter or when its over...  more »
  • Car park free. Unusual for Yorkshire. Toilets well maintained and free. Very dog friendly ok off the lead in parts if well behaved. Scenery stunning. Winters day with all weathers full sun through to ...  more »
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  • Fantastic dog walk. Great views on a sunny day. Very accessible pathway around. 4.5 miles all the way around. Dogs loved it.
  • Beautiful hike in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Easy parking. Very easy trail to hike.
  • Lovely area with good parking and excellent walking
  • Gorgeous
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