Walks along the River Washburn and Lindley Reservoir

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Walks along the River Washburn and Lindley Reservoir

PostPosted by GoingLarge » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:22 pm

River Washburn and Lindley Wood Reservoir
North Yorkshire
Parking: YES
Disabled Access: Limited
Suitable for dog walking: YES

The river Washburn used to run around 16 miles from the River Wharfe near Pool in Wharfedale up the Washburn Valley into the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Numerous reservoirs have been built over the years down much of the length of the river but it still offers some outstanding scenery and some excellent walks.

Only several miles from our home in Leeds we decided to take the kids for a walk along the River Washburn and the Washburn Valley and around part of Lindley Reservoir. We Drove there via the A658 leading to Pool in Wharfedale. From there we turned left onto the B6161 leading to Furnley Park, before turning right onto the B6451 and finally right again onto Cinder Lane where we parked close to the bridge which crosses the river Washburn.

We walked along the side of the river Washburn for a short duration before reaching the Lindley Wood Reservoir, the path runs along the side of the reservoir to one side with woodland to the other. We walked to the end of the Lindley Wood Reservoir and back, probably one of the shortest walks we've done at around 2 miles but there is an option to go much further upstream for those wanting to go further. The path had a good surface but we would recommend taking your welly boots or suitable walking boots.


Typical scenery along the lower parts of the River Washburn.

Tell us about your walks here or further upstream?
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Re: Walks along the River Washburn and Lindley Reservoir

PostPosted by Snake » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:48 pm

The scenery looks beautiful around there. My Aunt lives in Harrogate and we must pass there each time we visit her. We need to give ourselves more time to be able to do these walks. My Aunt is always suggesting walks along the river Washburn.
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