Yorkshire Dales Walks
Date: 1st January 2007
Distance: 4.3 miles
Ascent: 358 feet
Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Start Grid Ref: SE063640
Seeing in the New Year on a pleasant walk around Grimwith Reservoir, one of the largest sheets of water in the Yorkshire Dales.
Route Summary: Anti-clockwise circuit of Grimwith Reservoir from the visitor car park.
1. Grimwith Reservoir looking to Grimwith House
2. Grimwith Reservoir
3. Grimwith Reservoir and High Laithe Barn
4. Gate Up Gill and Tag Bale Hill
5. Grimwith's grassy dam
Walk Detail: After two frustrating weeks where I had not been able to get out due to a combination of bad weather and excessive hours working in retail over the Xmas period it was with some relief that we got out for this walk. We nearly didn’t go out after I developed a stinking cold over night meanwhile the forecast was for heavy showers some of which could turn to snow in the afternoon.
As it turned out the weather was very nice with plenty of sun and cloud in the sky and we only just caught the edge of a light shower. The walk lived up to the promise from what we’d seen when we’d been up this way nearly two years before. On that occasion I was trying out my camera for the first time, this time it was Lisa's turn. It has to be said she had much more favourable conditions and we both got some nice photos.
This was a nice little ramble and just what I needed to blow off the cobwebs in preparation for more challenging walks ahead.