This circular walk follows the footpath around this lovely reservoir in upper Teesdale. The reservoir is surrounded by the Lune Valley countryside and woodland. The route runs for just over 3 miles on a fairly flat path so suitable for most abilities. Grassholme Reservoir is located a few miles south of Middleton in Teesdale.
The Pennine Way runs past the reservoir so you could pick this up and head south to Balderhead, Blackton and Hury Reservoirs to extend your walk.
PostcodeDL12 0PW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Grassholme Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Grassholme Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Grassholme Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Grassholme Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head about a mile east of the reservoir and you can enjoy some refreshments in the little village of Mickleton. Here you can visit The Crown where there's a good menu and a splendid beer garden with views of the countryside. It's a lovely place to sit and relax if the weather is fine. You can find the pub at a postcode of DL12 0JZ for your sat navs. It's also very dog friendly if you have your canine friend in tow.
In Mickleton you can also pick up the Tees Railway Walk which runs along the old trackbed of the Tees Valley Railway, from Cotherstone to Romaldkirk. It's a nice way of extending your outing if you have time.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the west of the site lies Selset Reservoir where there is a car park and viewpoint at the north eastern end of the water.
A little further to the west you can climb to Mickle Fell. The fell is significant as being the highest point within the historic county of Yorkshire and the highest point within County Durham.
For more walking ideas in the area see the County Durham Walks and North Pennines Walks pages.