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.
PostcodeTS13 4TP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Scaling Dam Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Scaling Dam Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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.