Anyone done this walk? Tophill Reservoir - East Yorkshire

Discussion in 'Low Level Walking and Rambling' started by Tribble, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. Tribble

    Tribble Regular Member

    Tophill Reservoir


    County/Area - East Yorkshire
    Author - Yorkshire Water
    Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km
    Ascent - 50 feet / 15 metres
    Grade - easy

    It looks like a good, shortish walk that will include some nice scenery and wildlife and isn't too far away by car to get there.

    Have any of you been on this walk and could we combine it with other activities or short walks in the area?
  2. OP

    Tribble Regular Member

    Actually, looking at this, maybe three miles is a bit too short and I should look for something longer to make more of a day of it. :smile:

    Can anyone recommend a good low-level day walk in the Pickering / North Yorkshire area suitable for beginners?
  3. Spinney

    Spinney Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Under the edge
    Even if you go up on the moors north of Pickering, it's still really low level walking. You can do some decent walks in the Hole of Horcum area.
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  4. Andy_R

    Andy_R Of dubious origin.... Staff Member

    If you're willing to head up to the northern edge of the NY Moors, there's a lovely circular walk from Chop Gate that feels like you're up a height in the wilds, but the reality is that you are never more than 30 minutes from a road and below 500m (What is known in the Scouts as Terrain 0 so no permits are needed for Leaders). We use it quite often to teach navigation skills. From Chop Gate, head north onto Cold Moor. Follow the path on the ridge to join the Cleveland Way and head east. Pass the Wain stones (great for climbing or just sitting and enjoying the view with a cuppa). Follow the Cleveland Way over the road, and after about 700m you'll find a path that heads to the south. Take this path along the edge of Urra Moor and drop down to Bilsdale Hall and Seave Green. Follow the footpath south, back to Chop Gate
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  5. OP

    Tribble Regular Member

    Thanks Andy, that sounds great, thanks for the detailed reply. I've bookmarked this for later to give it a try. :smile:
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