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Thruscross Resevoir

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Thruscross Resevoir

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Haworth and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York
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Haworth and Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York

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Take a break from bustling York on a full-day tour of Haworth and the Yorkshire Dales, and travel across the mountainous region with ease via air-conditioned vehicle. Discover the region’s top attractions, including the home of the Brontë family, Bolton Abbey, and Penistone Hill, and benefit from insights provided by your guide, as well as the more personalized experience of a small-group tour.
US$69.63 per adult
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Mehlika M wrote a review 17 Apr
Pateley Bridge, United Kingdom2 contributions
I don’t know what was more beautiful in my opinion, the trees or the body of water itself, although together they set a stunning scenery around. We set off at 10am on a lovely sunny day with our 2, 5 and 7 year old. We all made it around a huge chunk before our little girl needed to go in the carrier. The kids loved the stops we could make around where the water could actually be accessed. In the summer we will definitely come back to let the kids play around the river that flows in. Before you get to point 6 on the map the route becomes very difficult. The clear paths turns into a muddied steep obstacle course, where you end up wondering if you’re even still on the path. At one point the path looked impossible to continue. Thankfully a group familiar to the way allowed us to follow them through a rather taxing muddled climb. Once this stretch was over, a normal path continued. There are lots of beautiful places to stop and have a picnic. I am thankful it wasn’t any hotter than the 13 degrees because we ended up having to remove all our layers! Our family got back to the car park just after one, taking us just over 3 hours. I do totally recommend this place, however would be nice to see clearer signs at the dodgy part of the path and maybe they can do something to make it more passable and safe.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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travelwoofleeds wrote a review Dec 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom75 contributions75 helpful votes
A fantastic walk through beautiful surroundings. A bit more challenging than the other Washburn Valley reservoirs but well worth the effort.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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John A wrote a review Nov 2020
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The information panel in the Yorkshire Water carpark above the Thruscross dam gave the walk as 4.5 miles but it is more like 6. Visitors should also be aware that the complete circuit of the reservoir involved some fairly strenuous walking and a lot of muddy and/or boggy ground which some commenters here have disliked. That said, I like the great outdoors and am just as happy wet and muddy as I am dry and hot. I walked the circuit clockwise from the car park - first part was a peaceful stroll always close to the water but half way round the first of the reservoir's two arms I chose the upland route where the path forks. This led to higher and grander things, a stretch of open moor ending in a steep descent into a defile and then a climb up to rock outcrops. The views north were wild and stunning. From this point over open country the path was marked at intervals with wooden posts before descending steeply back to the water's edge. Although the sun came out for me, it had been raining heavily for days and this part of the path had become a waterfall but I managed to scramble down through nearby woodland - my advice would be that this walk needs a good pair of boots. Back to the car park was by a waterside path with a short stretch of road at the end, crossing the high dam with interesting views of the spillways.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sharon Hughes wrote a review Oct 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom26 contributions6 helpful votes
Really lovely walk round the reservoir and through the forest, beautiful views and very peaceful. When we visited, we hardly saw anyone. This is not however an easy walk. It begins on really well laid out paths but then the path seems to disappear and it is very uneven, with lots of slippy tree roots and large muddy patches to navigate. There are arrows to follow but these are not always obvious. At times we had to use trees to grab hold off to help us get where we needed to be. Halfway round when you go over the bridge, the arrows take you over moor land quite far away from the reservoir and we were worried we had missed a turning. It then takes you back down and you are by the reservoir again. Very interesting walk with varying terrain, but quite a different level if you've been to Swinsty and Fewston. Good sized free car park with picnic benches. No toilet facilities or mobile cafe.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Pieboy_yorkshire wrote a review Sep 2020
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A reservoir over an old village, where you can still see some of the buildings in the reservoir. Side of it where the carpark is, is paved with a few little hills. The other side through the wood is lovely but if it’s been raining it can be very muddy and slippy and tend to get some land slide. Best to take the farmer field route round part of it. Some steep hills and a fantastic walk.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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