Grimwith Reservoir
Grassington, Pateley Bridge, South Dales

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Grimwith Reservoir in the spectacular Yorkshire Dales is home to an amazing number of birds and wildlife. Birdwatchers come to see the migrating flocks of rare species and wild fowl which arrive at this conservation area year after year. 

Grimwith Reservoir is situated close to the village of Grassington, and within easy reach of Pateley Bridge in the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales. The area is abundant with wildlife and as such is an important conservation area.

Owned and managed by the Yorkshire Water Authority the reservoir has the accolade as a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the vast amount of water fowl and bird life which inhabit the grasslands. It is also one of the many Special Protected Areas where conservation is paramount. Many hundreds of migrating birds come here to rest before setting off on their long journey south and this makes it a very important place for birdwatchers and twitchers who come in their hundreds to catch a glimpse of their favourite birds. Reed Bunting, Curlew, Sedge Warbler and Lesser Redpoll are visitors to these wetlands. Some of the species are quite rare and include the Eurasian Wigeon, the Whinchat and the Northern Lapwing.

There is a circular pathway on which to take a pleasant walk around the reservoir or alternatively some of the moorland paths offer excellent viewing also. To ensure the safety of the wildlife dogs must be kept on their leads at all times.

 

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