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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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  • We stopped off here on our way home from Skipton - it's a wonderful walk with interesting wildlife, and so peaceful. Would definitely recommend.  more »
  • Well signposted, a bit treacherous in the snow if you park at the top car park not so bad going up but coming down an absolute ice rink as the snow becomes more compacted throughout the day, take care...  more »
  • We really enjoyed the walk around the reservoir, which had descent foot paths, but were a bit boggy in places. So walking boots or wellies are absolute must. The views are simply outstanding & Yorkshi...  more »