Gouthwaite Reservoir

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Nidderdale – Explorer 298 (Buy it now)

Distance: 13 Miles

Duration: 4 hours, 20 minutes

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Walk Description

This a long but simple walk from Pateley Bridge to Gouthwaite Reservoir.

  1. Starting from the car park on the north side of the river – head over the road (B6265) and down the road opposite
  2. Before this road bends to the right, there is a footpath that takes you straight on
  3. You now follow the path on – ignoring any lefts or rights, just keep going ahead
  4. When you reach the farm – Covill Houses Farm – which lies just next to the reservoir, you should turn back and retrace your steps – as the path veers off to the right here and could leave you lost (unless you prepare a longer walk)

That is essentially the whole of the walk – but to make sure you’re on the right track – you should always be on the closest path to the river without crossing the River Nidd, you should also be on the closest path to the reservoir


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North Yorkshire




8+ miles


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