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The Nidderdale Way

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At 53 miles, this long distance circular footpath was devised in the 1980s and has quickly become a favourite amongst continuous trail walkers.

At 53 miles, this long distance circular footpath was devised in the 1980s and has quickly become a favourite amongst continuous trail walkers. It is traditionally walked from Pateley Bridge, the home of England’s oldest sweet shop, in four stages. However our holiday is for six nights, with five walking days to allow more time to take in many of the interesting features along the route. Although the Nidderdale Way is a low level route, it does ascend above the valley floor at times.

This walk is a beautiful journey through subtly contrasting landscapes. The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was created in 1994 to conserve the rich heritage and character of the dale and its surrounding countryside.

Some of Yorkshire’s famous sights you’ll see along the way include Ripley Castle, with its deer park and gardens laid out by Capability Brown, including a beautiful 19th century estate village rebuilt to resemble a French village castle. There’s also How Stean Gorge, a spectacular limestone ravine as well as the Guisecliff buttresses and the fascinating natural gritstone sculptures at Brimham Rocks.

There are charming old villages too which we pass along the way as well as the River Nidd and Gouthwaite Reservoir, with its array of birdlife.

Our route starts and finishes at Brimham Rocks and transport will take us to the start of the trail each day and return us back to Harrogate at the end of the walks.

Holiday Highlights

  • Accommodation in the centre of Harrogate.
  • Visits the villages of Pateley Bridge, Middlesmoor, Ripley and Ramsgill.
  • Experience a quiet and undisturbed journey.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Half board en suite accommodation
      All transport necessary to and from the walks.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 5

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Travel Details

Please  note,  if  you  choose  to  drive  to  the  Crown  Hotel,  car  parking  is  very  limited  and  is  on  a  first  come  first served basis. If you are able to park at the hotel, the hotel charges a surcharge of £12 per day. Reception staff can assist with nearby street parking if required, however street parking is likely to be charged on the meter. There are various other chargeable car parks in the town which you may wish to use. 

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

The Crown Hotel Harrogate

We stay at the three star Crown Hotel situated in the heart of the charming old town of Harrogate. Just a few minutes walk from the Turkish Baths, Royal Pump Rooms, Betty's Tea Rooms and Valley Gardens. The hotel has created a contemporary environment which complements its historic architecture. The hotel has 114 individually styled bedrooms, each with its own unique charm. A range of modern amenities are available as well as 24 hour room service, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities.

Breakfasts and dinners are taken at the hotel. With a menu sourced from local suppliers, breakfast is served in the historic Churchill Suites featuring oak-panelled walls, stained glass windows and ornate ceiling decorations. The hotel's stylish restaurant, known as The Place, is where our evening meals are taken. 

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