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|Glasshouses, Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale|
|Author: DWY, Published: 16 Oct 2016||Walk rating : Rating:|
|North Yorkshire, Nidderdale|
|A 6 mile circular walk from Glasshouses in North Yorkshire. This fairly long walk can be done in two stages with a refreshment stop in Pateley Bridge along the way. Part one from Glasshouses to Pateley Bridge takes you on a riverside journey into the market town, before heading up into the fields and green lanes of Nidderdale. The circular part returns to Pateley Bridge before retracing the outward route back to Glasshouses. This walk is especially for you if your dog likes a little swim along the way. It also offers loads of fresh air, good exercise and great views of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. |
The route follows medium terrain with some uphill walking on enclosed green lanes, fields, tarmac paths and quiet roads. There are no stiles and just some gates plus one high stonewall gap with stone steps up to negotiate. There is some walking on quiet roads and tracks. As this is the Dales you need to keep an eye out for sheep and cattle, as well as game-birds in season. There are plenty of opportunities for a canine paddle or swim and the enclosed green lanes and quiet fields allow plenty of off lead time for well-behaved dogs. If you prefer, you can shorten the walk to 4 miles by starting and finishing in Pateley Bridge. Allow 3 hours for the full walk, or 2 hours if you are starting in Pateley Bridge.
The walk starts in Glasshouses. Take the B6165, signposted from the A61 Harrogate to Ripon road at Ripley. At the crossroads, follow the signs down the hill through Glasshouses village. There is roadside parking in Glasshouses, by the river. The walk itself starts from the public footpath sign for Pateley Bridge (1.25 miles) in Glasshouses. Approximate post code HG3 5QH.
|Start to River Bridge|
Start point: 54.0752 lat, -1.7394 long
Start by the river in Glasshouses at a public footpath sign for Pateley Bridge (1.25 miles), and head north initially passing a fishing lake to the left. The path is wide and popular with dog-walkers – there is a waste bin by the sign. Most dogs will be fine off the lead here.
|River Bridge to Single Track Road|
Start point: 54.0854 lat, -1.7612 long
Cross the road then head over the bridge using the segregated footpath. Ignore the signpost for Com Close and continue along the pavement, passing a sign for the Industrial Heritage Trail on the right and a children’s play area. Keeping the Royal Oak pub ahead, cross the end of Low Road and look for a public footpath sign pointing to the right in front of the Park View Stores. The path is part of the Industrial Heritage Trail and heads uphill to a quiet road. Turn right then left between the houses towards a public footpath sign for Ladies Riggs (0.75 mile) – waymarked as the Industrial Heritage Trail.
|Single Track Road to Caravan Park|
Start point: 54.085 lat, -1.7769 long
On this section, there are some splendid views of the Dales. Head a short distance along the road to a waymarked wide wooden gate in the stone wall on the right. Pass through the wooden gate then a metal one into a field. Head downhill, keeping in line with a wire and post fence to the right towards another gate, at the end of a wall. Pass through the gate into another field and follow the path round to the left – alongside a stone wall.
|Caravan Park to End|
Start point: 54.093 lat, -1.7829 long
The road comes to a Stop sign at the junction with Grange Lane. Turn right and head along the lane for a short distance to a T-junction. Cross the road and continue ahead, following a public footpath sign to Pateley Bridge (1 mile). Now back on a green path, pass through a kissing gate at the side of a metal gate, and continue ahead, again with Foster Beck to the right. The path leads to a narrow footbridge to the right. Cross it and follow the path between the beck to the left and house to the right.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2016 by the author DWY and may not be reproduced without permission.
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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