Fewston Reservoir

Fewston Reservoir

Walk Summary

A simple 4 mile clockwise circuit of Fewston Reservoir starting from the large car park just south of the reservoir dam.

Distance: 4.1 miles
Total ascent: 380ft
Walk Rating: ****
Parking: Yorkshire Water car park, Fewston dam
Route: Download Route [GPX]

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Walk Report

Just over a year since our last visit to Fewston Reservoir we were back. The forecast wasn’t great so we decided on a lower level reservoir walk. As with our previous visit we parked at the car park just uphill from the southern end of the dam. It does fill up quickly but once again we were lucky enough to get a space. Similarly we once again decided to do the circuit clockwise.

One change to our previous visit was that instead of our daughter Rhiannon we were accompanied this time by our young cavapoo Barry. Indeed it was finding a walk suitable for Barry that was a major consideration in terms of choosing a destination for our walk.

Whilst the weather was gloomier than our previous visit the autumn colours were still rather attractive, especially along the eastern shore of the reservoir. One pleasant surprise occurred when I bumped into Gary Fisher on the path just below the car park at the northern end of the reservoir.

I first got to know Gary online about 7 or 8 years ago via his YouTube channel where he has created numerous videos of his walks. For a while his videos inspired me to create my own walk videos, something I ultimately gave up due to time constraints. Anyway although we have been social media friends for sometime we’d never met so we both did something of a double take when we spotted each other!

As for Barry well he really enjoyed himself. His favourite part were the deep leaves on the path just before it drops down to the northern end of the reservoir. Still just less than a year old this was Barry’s first autumn and wherever we’ve walked he has enjoyed playing in piles of fallen leaves and it was good fun trying to get pictures of him jumping about trying to catch the leaves as Lisa kicked them into the air.