An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with steep sided valleys, rock formations and remote moorland not as often frequented by walkers as some of the other dales. There are various starting points the main ones being Pateley Bridge, Middlesmoor or Scar House. There is excellent public transport access to Pateley Bridge via Harrogate and from further afield on Summer Sundays.
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Map reading is essential for these walks. The relevant maps are Outdoor Leisure 30 Northern & Central areas (double sided) and the Nidderdale Explorer map
See also Nidd Valley Light Railway.
Service 24 runs Harrogate to Pateley Bridge every day
DalesBus service 75 runs Harrogate - Skipton via Blubberhouses on Saturdays
Please note that DalesBus 823/825 no longer runs to Upper Nidderdale
Northern Rail run regular trains services to Harrogate www.northernrailway.co.uk
See www.dalesbus.org for further information
Important note:- Whilst the author has taken every care in assembling the information on this site, no responsibility can be accepted for any error or omission herein. If in any doubt walkers should consult the relevant OS map.
www.yorkshirewater.co.uk An excellent site with recreation section covering the water authority sites in Nidderdale and the Washburn
This page was last updated on 01-Jun-2016
©John Carey 2009