Nidderdale AONB Walks

Brimham Rocks by Alison Christine

Walks in Nidderdale AONB

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) consists of 233 square miles of stunning countryside to the east of the Yorkshire Dales. Why not explore the farmland, riversides and reservoirs of this lovely area with some of our walks, below. To find out more and to find longer walks in Nidderdale AONB, visit the AONB’s website.

Nidderdale, near Pateley Bridge by M Hillier - Walks in Nidderdale

Bewerley Tree Trail – a 1.25 walk through the village of Bewerley and nearby Fishpond Wood.

Blubberhouses Tree Trail – A 3 mile riverside walk through the valley of River Washburn

Brimham Rocks Circular – A 1.25 mile walk showing the highlights of the famous rocks at Brimham

Brimham Rocks Pastures and Panoramas – An extended 6.25 mile walk across open farmland with amazing views

Dacre Walls Walk - A 5.5 mile walk across rolling farmland celebrating the long time local trdition of dry stone walls

Fearby Black Swan Walk – A 3 mile walk (with an option to extend to 8 miles) through countryside near Masham

The Mines of Greenhow and Bewerley Moor – A 6 mile walk across fields and moorland through a landscape of lead mining, starting in one of Yorkshire’s highest villages.

Greenhow Moor by mattbuck4950 - walks in Nidderdale

Moors, Mines and Mills – A shorter 3.8 mile walk starting at Toft Gate Lime Kiln and exploring mine and mill ruins at Greenhow

Kirkby Malzeard AONB Pub Walk – A gentle 4 mile walk through farmland around Kirkby Malzeard, setting out from the Henry Jenkins pub

North Stainley Parish Circular – A 5.25 mile walk through local countryside allowing exploration of the village of North Stainley

Pateley Bridge Made in Nidderdale Walk – Explore Nidderdale’s Industrial history on this 5.5 mile walk through the lovely small town of Pateley Bridge

Sawley Circular - An opportunity to explore the Eastern edge of the AONB, with 3 or 5.5 mile options starting in the picturesque saxon village of Sawby

Scarhouse and Angram Reservoirs – 4 or 6.2 mile options to explor the wild yet beautiful area around two of Yorkshire Water’s reservoirs.

Angram Reservoir by colgregg - walks in Nidderdale

Thanks to the following who helped to compile these walks in Nidderdale: