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|Hebden Beck & Grimwith Reservoir|
|Author: Jonathan, Published: 01 Aug 2012||Walk rating : Rating:|
|North Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales|
|A walk covering one of the prettiest rivers in the Dales, history in the form of some old lead mining works and chimney and a circuit of Grimwith Reservoir with fantastic birdlife throughout. |
Mainly on good tracks/paths or lanes with an intermittent path down to the reservoir. A few sections are quite steep.
From the 2nd roundabout on the A59 just north of Skipton take the B6265 signposted Grassington.
|Head up stream on the path beside Hebden Beck.|
Start point: 54.0726 lat, -1.9644 long
Follow the stream on a delightful riverside path for a mile passing some old lead mining workings on the way.
|Explore Chimney & lead workings|
Start point: 54.0884 lat, -1.9631 long
The path turns in to a wider track as the distinctive old chimney draws the walker on. The track passes close to the chimney before turning north towards some high moorland.
|Explore Chimney to High Walking|
Start point: 54.093 lat, -1.9677 long
From the chimney the walk passes over high moorland towards two small damned tarns at Blea Beck. It is a short section but keep to the most southerly of the paths (whenever there is a choice) and head almost due east.
|Drop down to the Reservoir|
Start point: 54.0993 lat, -1.942 long
Where the track peters out near the tarn and becomes a path head along the path to the west of the stream. The stream soon falls in to a deep and dangerous gully but the path keeps high above the gully and drops safely to the reservoir track. The final descent to the reservoir is quite steep.
|Walking on the North of Reservoir|
Start point: 54.0866 lat, -1.9242 long
There is a wide track (suitable for road vehicles) that circles Grimwith Reservoir and this winds gently to the far end and the suitably named Grimwith Hose. Bleak in winter, beautiful in summer!
|South of the Reservoir|
Start point: 54.0751 lat, -1.8901 long
There is a choice at Grimwith House but I suggest the higher track which avoids the car park and sailing centre.
|Lane towards the main road.|
Start point: 54.0752 lat, -1.9202 long
At the end of the dam the path climbs for 10 metres or so to join a good lane from a private house which leads like an arrow just west of south.
|Along the B6265 to Hebden|
Start point: 54.0642 lat, -1.9356 long
Although the road is not that busy there is an irritating walk for nearly a mile with no obvious alternative.
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Very nice walk, not great for dogs due to grouse so have to be on lead for quite a lot of the walk. Plus the path down to reservoir is not easy to find. We took short cut due to getting lost.
|By Ash2512 on 2016-08-08 17:33:51|
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