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Curlew motif on named signpostsNidderdale Way

87 km / 54 miles

N Yorkshire
A long-established route in the Yorkshire Dales 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 retraces the outward route on the east 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. Most of the route is in the Nidderdale AONB.

The downloadable guide from the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership describes the old route using the road on the west of Gouthwaite Reservoir with the safer eastern route described as an alternative.

Rucksack Readers have a comprehensive new guide to the Nidderdale Way 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 has been improved with a heather cut.

The route outlined below reflects these changes which are not marked on current (2019) OS mapping.


Strider News - August 2019 (Publication Update)

New guidebook from Rucksack Readers listed below.


Details:

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

Guidebook
Nidderdale Way (Rucksack Readers - 2019)
External PDF
Nidderdale Way - Walking Guide (Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership - 2018)
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Badge
Cloth Badge (Sypeland Outdoor - 2019)

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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.
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Walking Support Providers:

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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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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63 Km
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Ashwood House  (bookable online)
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63 Km
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Coppice Guest House  (bookable online)
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64 Km
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Alvera Court  (bookable online)
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64 Km
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The Grafton Boutique B&B  (bookable online)
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Murray House  (bookable online)
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The Welford  (bookable online)
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64 Km
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The Camberley  (bookable online)
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64 Km
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Scotia Guest House  (bookable online)
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64 Km

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Downloads:

GPX Route File
Nidderdale Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 11/03/2019 16:38:21 - New Guide book with route alterations
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MemoryMap Route File
Nidderdale Way Memory Map Route File
Last Updated 11/03/2019 16:38:21 - New Guide book with route alterations
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Tracklogs Route File
Nidderdale Way Tracklogs Route File
Last Updated 11/03/2019 16:38:23 - New Guide book with route alterations
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Route Profile:

86.7 Km (53.9 miles)
2,147 m (7,044 ft) ascent
434 m (1,424 ft)  maximum height