Walk: Thurscross Reservoir

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This week sees the third installment of our new series of walks set around the reservoirs of the district and surrounding areas, in partnership with Yorkshire Water.

A more challenging walk, located north of Blubberhouses, which is situated on the A59 Harrogate/Skipton Road. this route runs from the car park at Thruscross through woodland, rough pastures and moorland alongside the edge of the reservoir.

The surrounding scenery is beautiful with an array of interesting geographical features including crags, ghylls, streams and the River Washburn. Some parts of the route are rocky and muddy so boots are recommended.

Yorkshire writer Peter Robinson is renowned for lacing his work with Dales settings and our land and reservoirs have played a significant role in his stories, including In A Dry Season – a story inspired by the summer when the waters of Thruscross receded enough for the ruins of the sunken village of West End to emerge from the deep for the first time in decades.