Grimwith Reservoir is one of the Yorkshire Dales' hidden gems tucked away off the road between Grassington and Pateley Bridge.
Grimwith Reservoir is the largest expanse of inland water in Yorkshire and you can enjoy a scenic 7km (4 mile) walk around the reservoir. The final section of difficult to use path was completely remade in 2015 by the National Park Authority with funding from Yorkshire Water and the British Mountaineering Council's Access and Conservation Trust. There is a free Yorkshire Water car park on site with toilets, including an accessible toilet with Radar key.
The reservoir provides a vital stop-off point for migrating waders, geese and ducks as well as year round populations of birds. Various places around the reservoir have been set aside as nature reserves, so it is worth taking some binoculars.