Grantley - Winksley - Galphay - Lumley Moor and Reservoir

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The walk starts in High Grantley, a village with elevated views of the surrounding Nidderdale scenery. From here, the route follows fields to the hamlet of Low Grantley, where it crosses the picturesque Holborn Beck. This is followed by the tranquil setting of Winksley, a village with a stream running through it. From here the walk passes through open countryside until the next village of Galphay. Now it changes direction and moves onto open moorland and the tranquility of Lumley Moor Reservoir, before returning to the start point.

This walk has been updated in May 2013 but has not been revisited and requires new photos. We'd be very grateful to hear from anyone planning to do this walk with a camera, who could send us any new or replacement pictures or additional information.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Nidderdale


Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
12/09/2015 - Brian Marsden

We walked this route on Friday 11 September 2015. When commencing the walk and walking in the direction of Low Grantley with the Village Hall on the left the start is on the right hand side of the road just past the 30 sign. There are many stiles on the route and we took a fairly heavy dog, she had to be lifted over the stiles by two of our members. I would not recommend this walk for those taking dogs. Brian Marsden

22/04/2013 - Peter and Philippa Melhuish

A pleasant walk through rolling countryside. However - something seems to have gone awry between points 13 and 14. After the cairn a fence has been put in place which completely prevents access straight ahead. However, it is unclear where the route goes from here. To cross the dam to get to point 14, the route presumably goes around the west and south sides of the reservoir, but the route instructions seem to have a section missing to cover this, and there is no obvious route in that direction on the ground. We ended up turning south-east, by-passing the reservoir to re-join the route just after point 14. Confusing!

27/09/2011 - Thomas Blythe

High Wall at start point has been pulled down to make a driveway. A bit confusing but access to footpath still there.

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