A local version of the
Lake District only 3 miles from Otley using well marked accessible Water
Authority paths and some lesser used paths on the surrounding moorland.
This area should really be in the Yorkshire Dales National Park!
Here and e mail a short message together with any comments or suggestions!
Map reading is essential
for these walks. The relevant map is OS Explorer 297 Lower Wharfedale
& The Wasburn Valley
|Path alongside Fewston
: There are few useful transport services serving this area.
- 24 from Harrgate to
Pateley Bridge passes Darley Mon to Sun
- 74 from Ilkley to
Grassington passes Bolton Bridge Mon Wed Fri
- 874 DalesBus from
Wakefield / Leeds via Bolton Abbey on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank
- 821 DalesBus Nidderdale
Rambler runs from Otley to Pateley Bridge passes Lindley Reservoir
and Norwood [Summer Sundays only]
- X84 from Leeds to
Skipton serves Otley [every day]
- Northern Rail run
frequent services to Harrogate, Ilkley and Skipton.
for further details. Unfortunately the daily X59 which once ran from
Harrogate to Skipton was a victim of the cutbacks.
- The Washburn Heritage
centre next to Fewston Church is accessed by a path from the reservoir
and serves light refreshments on Sundays and some other days throughout
the summer. http://www.washburnvalley.org/
- The Hopper Lane Hotel
is situated 1/4 mile from Blubberhouses carpark on the A59 http://www.hopperlanehotel.co.uk/
- Sun Inn at Norwood
is approximately 1/2 mile from Fewston and Stack Point carpark - probably
favoured for ease of access and opening http://www.thesun-inn.com/
- Timble Inn is situated
in the hamlet of the same name and caters mainly for meals http://www.thetimbleinn.co.uk/
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.
An excellent site with recreation section covering the water authority
sites in Nidderdale and the Washburn
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