GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Scaling Dam

2 miles (4 km)

This circular walk takes you past Scaling Dam Nature Reserve and around Scaling Reservoir in the North York Moors. The walk starts at the car park at the western end of the reservoir and passes through woodland and around the nature reserve on footpaths and boardwalks. The path then runs along the reservoir through areas of heather, grassland and gorse.
It's an excellent area for wildlife watching. Look out for brown hare, roe deer, stoat, weasel and common shrew. There is also a bird hide where you can look out for teal, wintering coot, pochard and mallard on the water.
It's a lovely peaceful place with views over the water to the surrounding North York Moors countryside.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could head a few miles south to Danby Beacon where there are wonderful views of the Fryup dales.


TS13 4TP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Scaling Dam OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Scaling Dam Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The very fine Grinkle Park Hotel is located just to the north of the site. They do a lovely afternoon tea which you can enjoy before exploring the 35-acre country estate. You can find it at a postcode of TS13 4UB.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Jetty at Scaling Dam Reservoir - - 1612797

This photograph shows a jetty at Scaling Dam Reservoir. The picture was taken looking in the direction of the village of Scaling - which lies just beyond the horizon shown in the photograph.

View from the jetty at Scaling Dam Reservoir - - 1612806

This photograph shows the view to the east from the jetty at Scaling Dam Reservoir. The spherical objects floating on the water are markers associated with the water sports that are held here. There are two boats moored just in front of the clumb of trees shown in the right-hand side of the picture.

Scaling Dam car park - - 881492

Scaling Dam car park for Anglers.

Boats on the shore-line at Scaling Dam Reservoir - - 1612815

This photograph shows a number of sailing boats 'parked up' on dry land at the west-end of the reservoir. Notice the lovely curved shape of the shore-line in this section of the dam.


GPS Files

GPX File

Scaling Dam.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Scaling Dam.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)