Cod Beck Reservoir from Osmotherley

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  • Lovely circuit of the reservoir
  • Take in the views above Osmotherley
  • Picnic at the bridge near Sheepwash

Barely a mile north of Osmotherley lies Cod Beck Reservoir, an idyllic man made lake on the outskirts of the pretty village of Osmotherley.  In good weather (it snowed when I was last there!) ,and once you have moved out from the attractive woodland that fringes the lake, the views of open moorland, farmland and across the Vale of York are outstanding.

Cod Beck Reservoir is a renowned beauty spot and often very popular so I suggest taking the high level Cleveland Way to Scarth Nick and the beginning of the walk.  Take in the excellent views before returning to the bridge at Sheepwash and approaching the reservoir via the western shores – prettier on a good woodland path.

nb: The photos I took of Cod Beck are in a snow storm – it is not usually like that!

Recommend: St Peter’s Church in Osmotherley dates back to Norman times and well worth a visit.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL26 North York Moors West Buy Map
Start Point: SE 458971. Park near the centre of Osmotherley (callenging in High Summer at times) and then head north out the village for 150 ms before a signposted Cleveland Way heads left.
Height to Climb: 144 ms (472 feet)
Terrain: Very good on a combination of high level path, some tarmac and a good path next to the reservoir
Eating & Drinking: There are 3 excellent pubs in Osmotherley and 2 tea shops - a word for the walkers tea shop.
Similar Walks Nearby: Views over Osmotherley
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