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Library route no.930221 -
Grimwith Reservoir, Trollers Gill, Appletreewick,
Burnsall, Hebden circuit - 20km
Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales . . .

Map: OS Explorer OL2 Yorkshire Dales Southern & Western areas at 1:25000

General Directions (see markers on the route map)

Marker 1.) Start the walk at the Grimwith Reservoir car park at map ref. SE063640 (access off the B6265 between Pateley Bridge and Grassington) From the eastern end of the car park take the water company permissive path around the edge of the reservoir to a track next to a pump house disguised as a thatched barn on the edge of the reservoir. About 200m along the track north of the pump house turn right off the track over a stile to a path across the moorland fields for about 1.7km to the road (B6265) 250m west of Stump Cross Cavern at map ref. SE086635.

Marker 2.) At the road (B6265) 250m west of Stump Cross Cavern turn right and walk along the road for about 300m to a track on the left hand side of the road. Turn left off the road to follow this track across a stream and up the hillside for a little over 1km from the road to a field gate on the right of the track at map ref. SE078624.

Marker 3.) At the gate, map ref. SE078624, turn right off the track to follow a permissive path down the hillside to some old mine workings by the stream (called Dry Gill & lter becomes Skyreholme Beck). Follow the path past the old mine along side the stream through the limestone gorge of Trollers Gill. Part way down the valley the route joins a public footpath which continues down the valley past a breached dam associated with the mine workings. The path leads out to the road in Skyreholme at map ref. SE068609 near the entrance to Parceval Hall. There is a tea shop by the entrance to the hall.

Marker 4.) From Skyreholme the route follows the road to Appletreewick. Just beyond the village at map ref. SE046602, there is a public footpath at the entrance to a camp site. Turn left off the road and follow this path across the camp site field to the river bank. At the river bank turn right to follow the path upstream by the River Wharfe for about 2km to the road bridge over the river at Burnsall, map ref. SE032611.

Marker 5.) At Burnsall, cross the river on the road bridge and over the bridge turn right off the road to follow the path upstream along the river bank for about 1.5km to the pedestrian suspension bridge over the river at Hebden. Cross this bridge and follow the footpath out to the road at map ref. SE026624. At the road turn right to walk along the road for 50m across Hebden Beck and then turn left off the road on to a footpath. Follow this footpath upstream above Hebden Beck for about 300m and take the path to the right up the hillside to the road (B6265) at Bank Top (do not follow the path up the valley to Hebden)

Marker 6.) At Bank Top turn right to walk along the busy main road (B6265) for about 100m and then turn left off the road to follow a bridleway along a walled track climbing up across the moor. After about 2km where the walled track has become an open track across the fields turn right through a field gate to cross a field to a track at the edge of Grimwith Reservoir. There is no footpath between the bridleway and the public footpath by the reservoir but it is open access land so crossing these fields is allowed but note that dogs are not permitted on open access land. At the reservoir follow the water company permissive path around the reservoir heading south to the dam and cross the dam back to the car park and the end of the walk.