"I had the most wonderful time walking the Nidderdale Way and would recommend it as an ideal long distance path. It’s beautiful, and its circular nature makes finding places to stay a bit simpler." - Clare Balding, broadcaster and author
The Yorkshire Dales is a famously beautiful part of northern England, and Nidderdale is perhaps the least known of its valleys.
This unique dale has three large reservoirs formed by damming the River Nidd, and it boasts impressive natural features such as Brimham Rocks, Guise Cliff and How Stean Gorge. It’s also rich in human heritage, from mining to textile mills.
The Nidderdale Way is a delightful 54-mile circuit through the valley, much of it beside the River Nidd. The route starts and ends in the market town of Pateley Bridge, and can be walked comfortably over four to six days. It has had several recent improvements, and is well waymarked throughout.