GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gouthwaite Reservoir

5 miles (8 km)

This walk takes you around this delightful reservoir, near Pateley Bridge and Ramsgill. The route makes use of the Nidderdale Way footpath which runs around the reservoir. It's a super place for birdwatching with three viewing areas on the edge of the reservoir. Look out forgreat spotted woodpeckerandnuthatch in the trees around the water.On the reservoir you can spot goosanders, goldeney,mallard,tufted duckandpochard. Other visitors include buzzard,red kite,hen harriers,merlinsandkestrels.
This walk starts at the car park on the western end of the reservoir but you could also start at Pately Bridge and follow the River Nidd to the reservoir.
To extend your walk you could follow the Nidderdale Way to the spectacular limestone gorge at How Stean Gorge.
The Six Dales Trail also passes the through the area. If you follow if north you can cross Fountains Earth Moor and visit the nearby Leighton Reservoir.

Gouthwaite Reservoir Postcode

HG3 5AB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

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