Scar House Reservoir, near Lofthouse, Nidderdale

Scar House Reservoir, near Lofthouse, Nidderdale

Scar House Reservoir lies a few miles above the small village of Lofthouse in the Yorkshire Dales and was created in 1936. A large expanse of water at an elevated height, it is surrounded by attractivewild moorland and is very scenic. We have visited a few times and it is always fairly quiet as it's off the beaten track but is certainly worthy of a visit. There is a wide stone bridge across the end of the reservoir enabling visitors to embark on a circuit of the reservoir or just cross for a stroll. Scar House Reservoir can be reached by bike from Pateley Bridge or Lofthouse ( a lovely cycle ride) or by car via a quiet country lane. We recommend taking a picnic on a fine day and enjoying the sweeping views of this beautiful corner of the Yorkshire Dales. The car park belongs to Yorkshire Water, is free and there are toilet facilities available.

For those wishing to do the walk, it is a four-mile circular walk around Scar House Reservoir which can be extended to include Angram Reservoir as well if you prefer a longer walk of about 6 miles. For more detailed information and a map of the walk see: or

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