Lindley Woods Reservoir and Farnley Moor

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The wonderful views, the woodland, the history of the area and the easy walking conditions are what you will remember from this stroll through North Yorkshire.

Reached in only a few minutes from Harrogate, you are immediately in the gentle but lovely countryside. Initially the route runs alongside the beautiful Lindley Reservoir through woods and fields. The only climb through ancient Dobpark leads to fine views from a ridge.

The walk then descends to the reservoir again and the final stroll back to the start runs alongside the water once more.

Walking conditions are good, but there are a number of stiles and there may be muddy sections after heavy and prolonged rain.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Calderdale


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Castle, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mostly Flat, River, Wildlife, Woodland
8/8/2016 - Nigel Wardle

A great walk. A couple of comments on the directions:- a) Point 3; the waymarked path at Low Park Farm is overgrown (in August, brambles, nettles etc). Alternative route is to turn right at the stile (which is waymarked ahead) to the right of the farm and go into Dob Park Wood. After 20 yds, you will pick up a path that runs parallel to the waymarked path and brings you to the white milk tank. b) The comment by Michael Gray (11/02/2009) is correct except it relates to Dob Park House (Point 5) not Bride Cross House.

2/3/2013 - Peter and Philippa Melhuish

Lovely walk, but from point 3 to point 8 there is a lot of livestock (mainly sheep)in the fields so dogs would need to be on a lead, and there are signs soon after point 9 that request dogs be kept of a lead through the wood.

2/3/2013 - Peter and Philippa Melhuish

Did this walk yesterday - very nice, varied walk. Just a couple of things about the written directions for the walk: At points 4 & 5, the fence referred to is not obvious to see as it is ramshackle and set against a stone wall which is a much more obvious feature. Also, the "area of gorse" is now reduced to a single, small gorse shrub! Also, at points 6 & 7, the sign post referred to, and shown in the photo, has been changed. It is now a wooden sign that doesn't refer to 'Farnley', but points to 'The Six Dales Trail'.

3/25/2010 - Chris Cully

Did this walk with the family on Mother's Day - lovely weather. At point 4, the instructions should read 'Walk across the field HALF LEFT' (not right).

2/11/2009 - Michael Gray

A good walk: parking at the start is limited, but if you are in a group there is plenty at point 9. At Bride Cross House (point 6) you will need to go through a stile in the wall on your right after the last lane gate and go left round the corner of a copse. This is shown on the OS map - the owners of the house are not walker friendly.

3/18/2008 - Sean Diver

Excellent walk, most of it easy going apart from the climb through Dobpark Wood but the views from the top make up for it! Although Lindley Bridge is closed to traffic there is still pedestrian access, would recommend this walk.

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