Thruscross Reservoir

Address

Reservoir Road Blubberhouses Harrogate North Yorkshire

Thurscruss Reservoir is highest of the four reservoirs in the Washburn Valley, and as such has a more remote and desolate feel.  The dam itself is a dramatic concrete structure that stretches across the steep sided valley.

Thruscross reservoir is also known as West End, after the village that used to exist alongside the River Wash and during drought conditions becomes visible again when the water levels drop far enough.

The car park at Thruscross offers wonderful views from its vantage point above the dam and is also an excellent location from which to observe the night sky.  Due to the low levels of light pollution, the site has been designated a Dark Sky Discovery Site with the darker 'Milky Way' rating.


Read more

Behind the scenes of  Things To Do

Further curiosities from the museum
Attractions
27th May 2020
Further curiosities from the museum icon

Further curiosities from the museum

It always brings great excitement and even after 11 years there are still always new surprises for me, with...

Caring for the state beds
Attractions
26th Feb 2021
Caring for the state beds icon

Caring for the state beds

Caring for the state beds by Alana Bates, Collections Assistant, Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens An empty house When...

Something amazing is happening at Ripon Cathedral this summer
Attractions
8th Jul 2020
Something amazing is happening at Ripon Cathedral this summer icon

Something amazing is happening at Ripon Cathedral this summer

Something amazing is happing at Ripon Cathedral this summer Thousands of beautiful, white, paper angels are being created and...

Loading...

Loading entries...

More  Things To Do businesses

Bygone Classics
Things To Do

Bygone Classics

Beningbrough - National Trust
Things To Do

Beningbrough - National Trust

Aldborough Roman Settlement
Things To Do

Aldborough Roman Settlement

Ripon Workhouse & Garden...
Things To Do

Ripon Workhouse & Garden...

Ripon Walled Garden
Things To Do

Ripon Walled Garden

Valley Gardens, Harrogate
Things To Do

Valley Gardens, Harrogate

Ripon Spa Gardens
Things To Do

Ripon Spa Gardens

Bebra Gardens, Knaresborough
Things To Do

Bebra Gardens, Knaresborough

Harewood House
Things To Do

Harewood House

Loading...

Loading entries...