|Route info||Easy (but steep ascent)|
|Distance||3 miles (approx)|
|Low Point||200m (approx)|
|High Point||350m (approx)|
|Height gain||150m (approx)|
|Terrain||Road, good tracks and a bit of minor scrambling|
|Bogs||My route down was very boggy|
|Dogs||Ok (on leads in places)|
|Enjoyment rating (5 = best)||★★★★★|
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*Calculated by Ordnance Survey GPS
Accurate GPS map
- There is a good free car park at Embsay Reservoir. Park up and head eastwards (right) along the track by the reservoir.
- After about 300m turn left, following the bank of the reservoir.
- Cross over the footbridge
- The path has changed course a little, so I hopped over the fence near the derelict barn
- Ascend Embsay Crag through the brambles
- Admire the views on Embsay Crag
- I had a look around and decided not to go on. It looked like there was a track on the western flank of Embsay Crag so I headed for this track
- It proved to be a boggy and overgrown way down off the hill, but I made it back to Embsay Reservoir ok
- I walked back to the car along the west side of the reservoir
On this route
Embsay Reservoir, Witshaw Bank, Embsay Crag, Wayshaw Bogs, Bent Holes, Stoneycliff Brow, Tattersall Green