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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 and BH Mondays.

Scar House Reservoir

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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

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*Only possible when DalesBus Nidderdale Rambler is running

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See also Nidd Valley Light Railway.

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Scar House Reservoir Scar House Reservoir
Gowthwaite Dam The path around Gowthwaite Reservoir
The Crown at Lofthouse The Crown at Middlesmoor
 
Pateley Bridge High Street  

 

Transport : Bus/ train services

  • Service 24 runs Harrogate to Pateley Bridge every day
  • DalesBus 825 runs from Ripon to Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks on Summer Sundays
  • DalesBus 821 runs from Keighley to Pateley Bridge/ ScarHouse via Otley and Fewston on Summer Sundays
  • DalesBus 822 runs from York to Grassington via Pateley Bridge and Harrogate on Summer Sundays
  • Northern Rail run regular trains services to Harrogate www.northernrailway.co.uk

See www.dalesbus.org for further information

DalesBus 821 Nidderdale Rambler runs from Keighley to Pateley Bridge/ ScarHouse via Otley and Fewston on Summer Sundays Service 24 runs Harrogate to Pateley Bridge every day
DalesBus 822 runs from York to Grassington via Pateley Bridge and Harrogate on Summer Sundays DalesBus 821 Nidderdale Rambler at Lofthouse (outside former railway station)

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.

Links

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 25-May-2020

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