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Great walk and lovely views

Went 24th June , England were playing so it was probably a lot quieter than normal which suited us... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Bradford, United Kingdom
Tranquil and Uplifting

If you enjoy easy walking on well marked routes you cannot do better than visit the Yorkshire Water... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Gordon M
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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Blubberhouses HG3 1SU, England
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

My wife and I decided to walk around the perimeter of Swinsty reservoir on a hot summer afternoon. We parked at the North car park adjacent to the 2 reservoirs where fortunately there was an ice-cream van parked up. We decided to do the clockwise...More

1  Thank Lee T
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Went 24th June , England were playing so it was probably a lot quieter than normal which suited us , The views were lovely and the paths easy to walk on , we only did Swinsty and took our time taking lots of photos ....More

1  Thank debbiegree
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy easy walking on well marked routes you cannot do better than visit the Yorkshire Water website and download the excellent walks they recommend. Swinsty is just one of many, and they are all in stunningly beautiful Yorkshire Dales locations

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 11 June 2018

I walk around Swinsty pretty much once a month. It's free, its clean and level, and the view across the reservoir is available for most of the walk. If you are feeling more energetic (Swinsty is only about 3 miles), continue around Fewston just upstream...More

2  Thank Oldbiker55
Reviewed 9 May 2018

this and the adjacent Fewston reservoir have great paths and super views. There is usually a super ice cream van (also sells hot drinks) between the two reservoirs and if you are walking both there are three car parks to choose from although the one...More

1  Thank IanMLeeds
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Walked round this reservoir recently, with friends and two Black Labradors, and had a great time. The walking is easy- just over three miles- with well-maintained footpaths, and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. Thoroughly recommended

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 25 March 2018

This is a walk I try to do every day. It's really pleasant to walk with lots of birds and ever changing scenery. Fairly gently 3 mile walk which is accessible for prams and probably powered wheelchairs.

Thank madwitch47
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This is a nice easy walk of about three miles. Is on reasonable pathways so okay to go around with young children. Can get busy put has a couple of car parks one of which has a toilet.

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Parked in the smaller Blubberhouses carpark, walked to the dam and luckily the ice cream van was selling hot drinks, we'll done you genius! Walked round the other side and back to the car. Beautiful weather made it a really enjoyable day.

Thank ifsharpe
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Pathways always clear gritted down roads as soon as they can very nice walk with amazing views wildlife I live local so i walk on a regular basis would recommend to anyone good for dog walking jogging I think it’s also bridleway through part of...More

Thank Joshua U
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Kasia O
17 September 2018|
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Response from Oldbiker55 | Reviewed this property |
The land belongs to Yorkshire Water, so I suggest you contact them.
27 March 2016|
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Response from Nastame | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your pace. Anywhere between an hour and a half and three hours. If you park at the Yorkshire Water car park between the two you can stop or finish half way round if you feel like it.