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Nidderdale and Brimham Rocks

A leisurely walk (riverside) in North Yorkshire, England, about 10.81km (6.72 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 10.81km
(6.72mi)
Duration ~3:45
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.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SE158655
Take the bus to Pateley Bridge.
Blazefield About 2.40 km (~1.49 miles) from
OS Grid SE182650
Follow the Nidderdale Way to Blazefield, heading east out of town.
Mill House About 1.47 km (~0.91 miles) from
OS Grid SE196653
At Mill House, leave the Nidderdale Way to head towards Brimham Rocks.
Brimham Rocks About 0.89 km (~0.55 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
High Woods About 0.77 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid SE207645
At High Woods, pick up the footpath that will return you to the Nidderdale Way.
Smelthouses About 1.34 km (~0.83 miles) from
OS Grid SE194642
Pass through Smelthouses back into Nidderdale.
Knox Hall About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid SE188638
Pass through Knox Hall to join the footpath along the River Nidd.
Glasshouses About 1.79 km (~1.11 miles) from
OS Grid SE171643
It's a pleasant riverside walk back towards Pateley Bridge.
Pateley Bridge again About 1.50 km (~0.93 miles) from
OS Grid SE160654
Finish up back in Pateley Bridge for the bus home.

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