Pateley Bridge and Yorkes Folly

Walk 4 - Pateley Bridge and Yorkes Folly - 5 miles    - an excellent family walk with a few sights along the way including Yorkes Folly and Guise Cliff. Return to Nidderdale Walks

Yorkes Folly

Pateley Bridge from Guisecliff


Park in the showground carpark in Pateley Bridge and turn left along main road (out of Pateley). After a short distance turn left and walk through the small village of Bewerley. Take the 2nd turn right out of Bewerley and after 300m look for a footpath sign at the entrance to Strikes Farm. The footpath follows the beck for a short while before entering woodland. After passing buildings bear left and then uphill through the woodland (do not go down to the footbridge). The path turns a few times before emerging at the boundary of the moorland. Passing through the gate walk onwards to cross the road at which point Yorkes Folly will be seen in distance.

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Passing Yorkes Folly, cross stile and follow path over top of Guisecliff with spectacular views across Nidderdale. Take care to avoid cliff edge and crevasses which will appear later. After passing the transmitter turn left down the hillside and then left again. The path enters woodland and follows the same contour for a while below the cliff. After a short while the path emerges at a small lake. Bear right at this point and the path again drops down the hillside (towards Glasshouses) emerging at a small hamlet. Follow the track to Glasshouses. Cross the River Nidd by the road bridge and then turn immediately left to follow River Nidd all the way back to Pateley Bridge.  Back to top

Guisecliff Woods View from Guisecliffe
Guiscliiff Tarn Pateley Bridge High Street

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.

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