Embsay Reservoir and Embsay Crag Walk

in Skipton

A beautiful short walk near Skipton that starts with a walk to the reservoir and then concludes with an easy climb to the craggy summit of Embsay Crag with outstanding views.

The Route

  • Start Point: Embsay near the Elm Tree Inn
  • Finish Point: Embsay near the Elm Tree Inn
  • Distance: 3.5 miles

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Walk Description

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The walk to Embsay Reservoir is along a quiet road. The reservoir itself is used by the local sailing club and fishermen. From the reservoir a short climb on an obvious path soon arrives at the rocky summit of Embsay Crag. The large granite boulders make for a great place to enjoy a picnic and appreciate the views. From Embsay Crag drop down through some fields of sheep before arriving back at Embsay from the other side of the village.

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