Swinsty and Fewston Reservoir Circular

Walk 3- Swinsty and Fewston Reservoirs - 5 miles- A family walk using water authority paths - nearly all on the level and suitable for wheelchairs in part. Back to Washburn Valley

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  • Swinsty Reservoir

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.

Note : an interesting variation here is to turn right at a footbridge  (about half way along Fewston Reservoir)and follow the stream up through woods to meet the Timble path (refer to map). Continue up to Timble Inn and return to Swinsty Reservoir using paths across fields emerging near Swinsty Hall. This will add approx. 1.5 miles

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.

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  • Fewston Reservoir / Rose Bay Willowherb near Fewston Reservoir

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