Walk through stunning pine woodland around the reservoir, which would only be 1.5 miles max, a path the whole way round so pushchair friendly. Excellent for kids dogs and anyone wanting a lovely walk! Theres a stream for paddling and grassy spots for pic nics.
There are 2 small free car parks which is a bonus and even a designated parking bay for the ice cream van.
It is only 17 miles from Helmsley and a lovely drive.
Just North of Thirsk. You can either go the A19 or from Helmsley go past Rievaulx Abbey.
Recommendations as to where to paddle “inland” from Mumblers’ May ’17
Thornton le Dale beck
The beck just by the Beck Isle Museum. There’s a grassy area right next to it for a picnic…
The stream in Dalby Forest near the visitor centre
Sinnington near Pickering – just near the bridge
The tearooms near Falling Foss waterfall
The beck in Hovingham is nice and it’s a good opportunity to eat cake at the cafe
Paddle, ice cream and picnic in the stream at Hutton Le Hole