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Thruscross Reservoir & Kex Gill Moor from Blubberhouses
Introduction to Walk 1405

Photo from the walk - Thruscross Reservoir & Kex Gill Moor from Blubberhouses

Region - Nidderdale AONB

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Allan Friswell

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km

Ascent - 1050 feet / 318 metres

Grade - easy/mod

A very varied North Yorkshire walk, including wooded paths alongside the reservoir, deciduous and conifer woodland and open moorland. The route starts from the village of Blubberhouses on the A59 Skipton to Harrogate road and continues to provide a variety of landscapes within the Nidderdale AONB. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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