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Walking the Nidderdale Way

The Nidderdale Way is a beautiful, 53 miles long, circular walk in Nidderdale's area of outstanding natural beauty.


The route begins and end in Pateley Bridge.  It follows the river Nidd through the valley above Scar House Reservoir, then heads back down and through the village of Ripley.


Attractions en route include:


  • the wind-weathered gritstone ‘sculptures’ of Brimham Rocks

  • How Stean Gorge, a spectacular limestone ravine

  • Yorke’s Folly, built to resemble a window arch from a ruined abbey

  • Ripley Castle which has a deer park and gardens laid by Capability Brown.

Recently we accommodated Clare Balding and the Rambling Team while they walked the Nidderdale route for her BBC Radio 4 rambling show.

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