Swinsty and Fewston Reservoir Circular
Park at Stack Point car park (turn off near Norwood on Otley-Pateley road) From the car park turn right along Swinsty Reservoir. The path emerges at Fewston Dam. Turn right along road for 50m and then up stone steps turning immediately left at the top. Follow the path alongside the reservoir eventually to meet the main A59 at Blubberhouses. Cross the River Washburn at the road bridge and continue along the opposite bank of the reservoir passing through Blubberhouses carpark. Follow the reservoir bank passing over a footbridge.
If keeping to the main path merely continue along Fewston Reservoir side, up through woods to cross the minor road. Pass through the carpark [toilets available] and look for path on the other side of toilet block. This proceeds through the woods dropping down to Swinsty Hall. Turn right to rejoin the reservoir side and then left over Swinsty Dam. Crossing the dam follow the access road and just before this joins the minor road bear left along the reservoir side to reach a small embankment across an inlet and back to Stack Point car park.
This page was last updated on 26-Dec-2014
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