Posts tagged “nidderdale

Ramsgill to Lofthouse Circular

This walk joins up with the previous walk in Nidderdale.  Again on part of the Nidderdale Way.  Although only 4 and a half miles there’s a pretty strenuous climb between 3 and 4.  Be good to try and join the two together but don’t think I’m quite ready for that yet.



Nidderdale walk via Scar Dale Reservoir

Lovely walk, lovely weather.  We did intend to go further by taking the path over In Moor, down to Middlesmoor or Lofthouse, but we were hot and a little short of time.  We actually parked the car on the Waterways road by way mark 7.  The road is private but public are allowed for access to the reservoir.  The road is just after Lofthouse on the right coming from Patley Bridge.

Starting the way by the 7 way mark you go through fields and cross the river by the side of Limely Farm.  The dogs are noisy but tied up! (poor things).  there’s a climb up to way mark1 and a straight forward walk with lovely views down the Nidd Valley, then another climb up to way mark 3.   From here you get good views of the reservoir.  The walk is nearly all on the the Nidderdale Way.  You cross over the dam and reach the end of the Waterways road.  There is a car park and information area and thankfully a little cafe for a welcome cup of tea.  We then walked back along the road to the car.

If you take a dog along you should keep it on an extending lead. Lots of nesting birds and sheep.


Had a fabulous day out at Howe Stean Gorge near Pately Bridge in Nidderdale, N. Yorkshire, easier this month.  The cafe hangs out over the gorge and has glass in the floor so you can gaze down at the gorge below, whilst drinking your coffee.

Theres activities that you can book but we just did the gorge walk which was great fun.  Its narrow and can be slippery – theres ropes to help you – theres caves and tunnels – you have to be reasonably fit.  The photos below help tell the story.  The scratch marks you can see on the rocks on one of the photos are made by otters-unfortunately we didn’t see any.


On Wednesday I visited Coldstones Cut near Pately Bridge Yorkshire.  What a very interesting place.  Its Yorkshires biggest and highest public artwork.



It was so windy and wild and quite exhilarating.  Below are the explanation boards and a link to the website.

Below the sculpture and quarry is the original site of the Toft Gate Lime Kiln


Nidderdale is one of my favourite dales.  If you love walking, history, rivers, wildlife, nature, picturesque towns and villages its the place to be.