3.3 of 5 (6 votes)

Nidderdale and Brimham Rocks

A leisurely walk (riverside) in North Yorkshire, England, about 11.00km (6.84 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 214m (702ft)
Loss 193m (633ft)
Max. Elevation 210m (688ft)
Elevation (total) 407m (1335ft)
Start & End
Pateley Bridge
Distance 11.00km
(6.84mi)
Duration ~3:45h
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Ordnance Survey Map
4Created by timmy on 02 Oct 2012
The Nidderdale Valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty just outside the Yorkshire Dales. One of the region's highlights is Brimham Rocks, an area of dramatic rock formations set in beautiful moorland. It's well worth making a day of this short walk to allow time to explore them. Return via the River Nidd for an easy finish to the day.

Walk Functions

Share

Nearby Walks

The western side of Nidderdale

★★★★★ ★★★★★
A moderate, linear walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) starting in North Yorkshire, England, about 11.70km (7.27 mi) long, duration: ~4:00h.

Bolton Abbey Circular via Simon's Seat

★★★★★ ★★★★★
A moderate, circular walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) starting in North Yorkshire, England, about 15.20km (9.44 mi) long, duration: ~5:15h.

Great Whernside from Grassington

★★★★★ ★★★★★
A moderate, linear walk (mountain (above 600m)) starting in North Yorkshire, England, about 14.90km (9.26 mi) long, duration: ~6:00h.

Walk Map

Waypoints

OS Grid SE158655
Take the bus to Pateley Bridge.
OS Grid SE182650
Follow the Nidderdale Way to Blazefield, heading east out of town.
About 2.40 km (~1.49 miles) from
OS Grid SE196653
At Mill House, leave the Nidderdale Way to head towards Brimham Rocks.
About 1.47 km (~0.91 miles) from
OS Grid SE205652
Allow a bit of time to explore Brimham Rocks, managed by the National Trust. It's a great place for some scrambling about on the rocks, or just lazing on top of them if it's sunny. More info here: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brimham-rocks
About 0.89 km (~0.55 miles) from
OS Grid SE207645
At High Woods, pick up the footpath that will return you to the Nidderdale Way.
About 0.77 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid SE194642
Pass through Smelthouses back into Nidderdale.
About 1.34 km (~0.83 miles) from
OS Grid SE188638
Pass through Knox Hall to join the footpath along the River Nidd.
About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid SE171643
It's a pleasant riverside walk back towards Pateley Bridge.
About 1.79 km (~1.11 miles) from
OS Grid SE160654
Finish up back in Pateley Bridge for the bus home.
About 1.50 km (~0.93 miles) from

What do you think?

Comment Headline
Comment
Your Name
Your Email
What does the image (right) show?
(Starts with "B" and ends with "ackpack")
Please note: Car Free Walks are not responsible for the accuracy of public transport information. close 
Loading...