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Named signpostsNidderdale Way

87 km / 54 miles

N Yorkshire
A long-established route from the lowland pastures to the open fells near the source of the River Nidd. From Pateley Bridge the route follows the Nidd north, keeping to the east of Gouthwaithe Reservoir, to Lofthouse. Here the Way loops round the head of the valley to Scar House Reservoir. The route returns along the south side of the dale and follows the west side of Gouthwaithe Reservoir before looping away from the Nidd to visit Merryfield Mines and Heyshaw Moor. After Dacre Banks the Nidd is again followed to the village of Hampsthwaite where the route heads to Ripley with its castle. The Way now follows the northern side of the dale, passing the gritstone outcrops of Brimham Rocks high above the dale and the old lead mill at Smelthouses, on its way back to Pateley Bridge.

Harvey Maps provide a strip map listed below and the route is on OS mapping.

A new guide has been produced by the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership and is available as a download. An option to avoid a long stretch of road walking alongside Gouthwaithe Reservoir is described.

Novermber 2018. Rucksack Readers are producing a comprehensive new guide to the Nidderdale Way to be published in Spring 2019. Working with North Yorkshire County Council, the author Beth Rimmer, has agreed some route changes with NYCC to eliminate some dangerous road walking and taking practical diversions which have long been obstructed. The path across Heyshaw Moor will be improved with a heather cut. The route outlined below reflects the changes which differs from that marked on current OS mapping.


Details:

Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named signposts
Waymark
Named signposts
Attributes
AONB; Lake/Reservoir/Loch; Moorland; River
Start and Finish
SE157655 - Pateley Bridge, N Yorkshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF
Nidderdale Way - Walking Guide (Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership - 2018)
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Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
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OS Landranger Active
OS Explorer
230289297298299
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230289297298299
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey Map (Stripmap)
Nidderdale Way (Harvey Maps - 2002)

Walking Support Providers:

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Greenwood Close  (bookable online)
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Abbey Holiday Cottages  (bookable online)
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The Station Hotel  (bookable online)
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The Bijou  (bookable online)
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Hollins House  (bookable online)
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Spring Lodge  (bookable online)
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Ashwood House  (bookable online)
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Coppice Guest House  (bookable online)
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Alvera Court  (bookable online)
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Murray House  (bookable online)
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The Camberley  (bookable online)
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Scotia Guest House  (bookable online)
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Downloads:

GPX Route File
Nidderdale Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 12/11/2018 18:01:03 - Changes to Route
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MemoryMap Route File
Nidderdale Way Memory Map Route File
Last Updated 12/11/2018 18:01:03 - Changes to Route
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Tracklogs Route File
Nidderdale Way Tracklogs Route File
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Route Profile:

86.3 Km (53.6 miles)
2,144 m (7,034 ft) ascent
434 m (1,424 ft)  maximum height