GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Selset Reservoir

3 miles (5.5 km)

This walk visits Selset Reservoir and Grassholme Reservoir in the Pennines.
The walk starts from the car park at the north eastern corner of Selset Reservoir. From here you can follow a series of country lanes to the east of the water and enjoy views of both reservoirs.
The Pennine Way passes site. You could pick up the waymarked trail and extend your walk through Lunedale. If you follow it south you will soon come to the Balderhead, Blackton and Hury Reservoirs where there's some nice waterside trails.


DL12 0PR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Selset Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Selset Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles west of the site you can climb to Mickle Fell. The fell is significant as being the highest point within thehistoric countyofYorkshire and the highest point within County Durham.
For more walking ideas in the area see the North Pennines Walks page.


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This is the spillway basin at Selset

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Winter view looking across Selset Reservoir and Selset Dam from Bed-le-Moor Hill.

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South side of Selset Reservoir

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Machinery building-Selset Reservoir


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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