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Cod Beck Reservoir

Osmotherly, DL6 3AL

Walk around the beautiful man-made lake situated within the North York Moors National Park.

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4 kms

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60 mins

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Start your adventure in the Cod Beck Reservoir main car park.
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Cod Beck Reservoir Car Park
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Look for a small metal plaque near the entrance to the car park.

Walk closer to this point to reveal a question.

This plaque reserves the place for which type of vehicle (3 words)?
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54.387826
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Did you know that the nearby 'Hambleton Drove Road' is an ancient route that is believed to have been in use even before the Romans arrived here? Please note that this trail does not take you along the drovers road.

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Bridge & Gate
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Head across the car park and walk along Cod Beck keeping the stream to your left. Near the entrance of the reservoir look for a bridge with a green gate.
What 3 word description is on the small blue Yorkshire Water marker to the right of the green gate?
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54.385956
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The Drove Road was very busy during the 18th century. Drovers from Scotland would take their cattle to markets at Malton, York or even London – a long slow journey as they would only travel about 12 miles each day.

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Welcome Board
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Head through the gate, cross the bridge, and look for a metal swing gate.
On the Water Park Byelaws 2010 sign, the fourth bullet point states that it is an offence to "light any fire or" what?
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54.385845
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The Cod Beck river runs for about 20 miles (32Km) through the valley and beyond Thirsk where it joins the river Swale.

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Wooden Benches
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Continue through to the reservoir and follow the path keeping the water to your right. There are several wooden benches along the path.
What is the first name of the person who is remembered as having "A wonderful laugh and an infectious smile"?
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54.384153
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Did you know that the name Cod Beck has nothing to do with fish as Cod do not live in fresh water? Photo: Low water levels in 2018 (by www.fhithich.uk)

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Too Soon
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Continue along the path and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you go.
Another bench remembers a girl who sadly died aged 14. What is the nickname (in brackets) of this brave spirit?
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54.383713
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The name Cod Beck, is a derivative of the name Cold Beck, but some authorities have suggested that it comes from the Celtic word ‘Coed’ meaning ‘woody’.

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Fenced Area
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Continue along the path and look for a small metal-fenced area left of the path.
Low and to the back-right side is a small white post with a red plaque. Which 2 characters are on the plaque?
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54.380430
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The Cod Beck Reservoir was constructed between 1948 and 1953 to provide water to Northallerton, Thirsk and Osmotherly Photo: construction of the dam (Credit: Hutton Rudby and District Local History Society)

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A Great Place to Stop
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Walk towards the dammed side of the reservoir.
How many picnic benches are on this side of the dam?
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54.379527
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Each year volunteers go out on toad patrol for up to a month to collect the toads in buckets and carry them to safety. Photo: construction of the dam (Credit: Hutton Rudby and District Local History Society)

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Water Tower
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Walk across the dam and head to the other-side.
How many sides does the tower have that stands in the reservoir?
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54.380309
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Did you know that the threatment works at Cod Beck were closed down in 2006 after the deterioration of the quality of the water from the Moorland? Photo: construction of the dam (Credit: Hutton Rudby and District Local History Society)

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Sign Design
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At the edge of the dam the path forks. Head left up towards the entrance by the road.
What is the name of the Osmotherly Primary School student who designed the artwork on the sign (first and last name)?
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Photo: construction of the dam (Credit: Hutton Rudby and District Local History Society)

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A Bench With A View
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Head back down to the path and return to the reservoir. Your next marker is a fair way around so enjoy the views as you head along the path, keeping the reservoir to your right.
A lone wooden bench stands on this side containing a memorial plaque to Katherine Kerr. Which three words are used to describe what this place meant to Katherine?
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Reservoirs Can Kill
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Continue along the path and leave the reservoir via the green gate. To your left are a couple of large signs.
What is the name of the Osmotherly Primary School student who designed the artwork on the sign (first and last name)?
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54.386289
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Sheepwash, at the northern end of the reservoir down by the ford crossing probably gets its name from the fact that shepherds would have brought their sheep down off the moors to wash them.

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A Famous Walking Route
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From this point you should be able to see a small car park. Carefully cross the road and look for a stone marker.
This stone marks the starting point of which famous local walk (three words)?
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54.386710
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Starting at this point, the Lyke Wake Walk is a difficult 40 mile trek across the moors ending in in Ravenscar and includes about 5000 feet of climbing. The challenge is to complete it in 24 hours.

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