A project to improve the paths around Thruscross Reservoir near Pateley Bridge starts this month (July 2017).
Yorkshire Water is investing £40,000 in the four-week project, which will see improvements to the 4.5 miles of paths which circle the reservoir and take people into the nearby woodland.
The work will include improvements to drainage so the path is in better condition during wet weather as well as improving the surface of certain parts of the path and repairing some steps on steeper sections.
The walk around Thruscross is described as challenging, with steep climbs up on to the moors above the reservoir which form part of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Alastair Harvey, recreation advisor for Yorkshire Water, said: This work is part of a programme of maintenance and improvements at our sites across Yorkshire. We want people to be able to enjoy our land, using it as a gateway to getting out into God’s Own Country to enjoy the beautiful landscapes in the county we are all lucky to call home.
This year’s work compliments improvements made last year, where Yorkshire Water replaced two footbridges at the same site as part of its ongoing maintenance and improvement programme.
Millions of visitors take advantage of access to Yorkshire Water land each year. Many reservoirs have paths for walkers, some have specific biking routes and others, such as Scammonden Water, Winscar and Grimwith, are home to water sports.
Yorkshire Water is the second largest landowner in Yorkshire, caring for 80,000 acres, including some of the most scenic spots in the county.