Pateley Bridge Walks
Pateley Bridge Walks

Pateley Bridge Walk

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Pateley Bridge Walks

Pateley Bridge Walk

Distance: 3.6mi
Elevation: 420ft
Time: 1.5-2h

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The Pateley Bridge Walk takes you on a lovely stroll in Nidderdale. Explore Glasshouses and wander along the Pateley Bridge that hangs over the river. You will also pass through market town and the endless open fields in this area.

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Getting there

To get to the Pateley Bridge Walk from Ripon, head west on Market Place Street toward High Skellgate and continue onto Westgate. Turn left onto Park Street and at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Studley Road. Continue onto Limekiln Bank/B6265 and turn right to stay on B6265, and arrive at your destination.

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When to do

April - October

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Pateley Bridge Walk Description

The Pateley Bridge Walk is a beautiful stroll that can be enjoyed in two parts if you want to take a break at the refreshment stop at Pateley Bridge. Beginning at the riverside marked for Pateley Bridge in Glasshouses, follow the path and pass a fishing lake. You will continue to follow along the river for the first part of this walk and will pass through a gate and arrive at the Wildings Tea Room and Terraces. Here, you can stop for a refreshment or carry on with the walk.

Continue to the bridge and cross the River Nidd, and you will see the Royal Oak pub, follow the signs to the footpath that is right in front of the Park View Stores. You will now be walking along the Industrial Heritage Trail heading uphill. You will continue along this path, following the markers and pass through multiple gates to get to Pateley Bridge. You will be able to see amazing views of the Dales from this area of the walk, and you will again have to navigate some gates in this area. You will then come across a footbridge, where there will be a small stream that is great for paddling, and as you stroll along the path, you will come across a caravan park, continue through the metal gate and follow a tarmac road through the caravan park.



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