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Gouthwaite Reservoir

Offsite parking - no services

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Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, HG3

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Open from Jan to Dec

Small gravel car park with picnic area.
Honesty Box with suggested donations -
£1 (short stop)
£2 (picnic stop)
£5 (overnight stop)
Contributions help with upkeep so it will stay available to all.

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140m above sea level

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Review by: rocksaga
Visit date: Aug 2020
Unit type: Campervan
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5
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A decent stop-over but no views from the parking area due to the tall hedges, but once out of the entrance the vista is beautiful - overlooking the reservoir and rolling hills.
There's a hotel/restaurant at 2 miles back towards Pateley Bridge and another pub a further mile away. Nothing much in the opposite direction.
Walking is on the narrow road but fairly light with traffic.
Nothing in the way of services (not even a litter bin) but it was clean and well kept, although a little boggy in places.
There's an honesty box with suggested donations and I'd gladly pay again if it keeps the spot open.
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Review by: regius
Visit date: Aug 2020
Unit type: Campervan
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7
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The Cockerel is no more! At least he wasn't on duty in Aug 2020. Nice overnight spot. Road typically Dales, narrow/twisty. Plenty of traffic passing thru day but v. quiet at night. Most cars park for a 5 minute visit at nearby viewing platform then go without paying. Farmer turns up to empty donation box around 5pm so can see if you've paid. It's a mile walk south to food at Wath (Sportsmen's Arms). A mile or so north is Ramsgill village pub, all on the road (no path so take gt care at night
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Review by: jhamby
Visit date: Aug 2020
Unit type: Campervan
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7.25
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Stayed here for 1 night on 10/08/20 lovely place well worth the £5 donation that you put in the metal box near the entrance thats collected by the farmer each afternoon. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again. We left the site very clean taking all our rubbish away with us. Thank you to the farmer for providing a lovely safe place to stop for the night.
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Review by: allylee
Visit date: Jul 2020
Unit type: Large Motorhome over 8m
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8
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Stayed one night. Very quiet. Not
Completely level but good enough.honesty box with a Suggested donation of £5 for overnight stay. No facilities or bins but there are picnic benches on grasses area. Limited views due to hedgerow but well worth the money.
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Review by: andysal2
Visit date: Jun 2019
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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7.25
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Great location. Quiet - except for the resident Cockerel which, as previously mentioned, is a right royal PITA from 4am to 7am! We were tempted to eat it! Early night recommend as you will be getting an early morning...
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Review by: PVUK
Visit date: May 2019
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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5.75
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A great location. Next to the resovoir. A suggested £5 donation is asked for at the 'donation' box. Although a lot of people failed to contribute, I believe it was worth it.
Quiet at night, not perfectly level, but good enough. No light pollution so a great skywatch location too.
Opposite is a RSPB viewing platform overlooking the bird life, so if you are a 'twitcher', then a great spot for you.
WARNING!=The cockerel, although friendly during the day, will wake you up at early EARLY doors!
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Review by: jimleigh
Visit date: Apr 2019
Unit type: Campervan
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7
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Great spot, cross the quiet road to the reservoir & wildlife viewing platform. Signs welcome overnight stays for a suggested fee of £5.00 (honesty box). Expect an early morning wake-up call from the resident Cockerel.
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Review by: nicklaura
Visit date: Aug 2018
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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8.5
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A nice spot, which is very quiet once the day-time and early evening traffic finishes. I was there on a clear evening and you get a great view of the stars and birdsong which you wouldn’t if you stayed in Pateley Bridge for the night.

Small point, as you approach from Pateley Bridge you’ll pass a sign that says ‘picnic spot and car-park, half a mile’. It’s actually quite a lot further than that, just in case you’re looking for it in the dark as I was.
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Review by: bobl
Visit date: Mar 2018
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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8
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Great little car park, nice view of reservoir, blocks required if you need to be level
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Review by: christhefisherman
Visit date: Feb 2018
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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4
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Nice quiet spot for a stop over, plenty of room but we were the only ones there. They do ask you to put a fiver in the box, it's worth it because I didn't see any other places you could stop near the reservoir.
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Review by: tsettle
Visit date: Sep 2017
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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7.75
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We stayed the night recently and it was quiet and very dark - take a torch. There was no one else there, so plenty of room. There are a couple of picnic benches but no other facilities. The car park was a bit muddy. There is a sign saying that it is £5 to stay overnight and there is an honesty box. Nice views to wake up to! Approaching from Pateley Bridge, there is a sign saying that the car park is half a mile away, but it is more like 2 miles with a sign just by the car park entrance.
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Review by: majo
Visit date: Jun 2017
Unit type: Campervan
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5.5
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Stopped to check this site out as we were passing, there are signs about paying for parking, £5.00 for overnight which is fine but not free though to be honest I don't know if anyone collects the money as there is no way to pay at the site.
Although we moved and paid more than this site I feel what we got at the other site was better value.
Also the walks here look like they are on the road which probably not busy but very narrow.
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Review by: pyrobruce
Visit date: Jan 2017
Unit type: Large Motorhome over 8m
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7.5
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Really nice place, special almost. There is plenty of space here with odd vehicle passing on the road. Will come here again. Opposite overlooking the reservoir is a viewing area enclosure. This reservoir has a 6 mile walk around it. I would imagine in summer its a popular stop. No restrictions regarding overnight sleeping/parking.
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