Knaresborough & the River Nidd

2019-05-19 10:00:00 2019-05-19 17:00:00 Europe/London Knaresborough & the River Nidd

We begin by heading to the ruins of Knaresborough Castle, then we take steps down to the river and follow the Harrogate Ringway along Waterside, before crossing farmland to reach Bilton on the edge of Harrogate. We then join the Nidderdale Greenway (disused railway line) which is very popular with cyclists, runners and horseriders so we must try not to block the path.

We will pass by a wood which a few Take A Hike members helped to plant back in 2007. After crossing the Nidd Gorge Viaduct, we continue on the Greenway to Killinghall.

We head back towards Harrogate via farmland (which is usually very muddy) and then cross the Oak Beck via an old packhorse bridge. After a lunch stop by the beck we meander through a residential area and woodland to the Nidd Gorge. We pass underneath the viaduct we crossed a few hours earlier and then follow the slow moving river through woodland for a couple of miles until we gradually climb out of the valley and emerge beside Conyngham Hall in Knaresborough.

If it is dry weather we will stop for refreshments on Waterside where there is a pub (The World's End), plus tea shop and icecream options. Waterside is about a 15 minute walk from the car park. Directions to the car park can be provided to  anyone wanting to go straight back.

There are usually horses and cows in the fields on the route so this walk is not very suitable for dogs.

Meeting point info: York Place car park is opposite the public swimming baths, next to the Marquis of Granby pub. There are toilets in the car park. Meet outside the toilet block.

If you are catching the train to Knaresborough that arrives at 0951 head straight to the castle and we will pick you up there on our way past at about 1015. 

54.00679,-1.462816 Susan Wilkinson susanw1lk1nson@msn.com
date
Sunday 19 May, 2019
distance
13.0 miles
grade
Moderate
starts
10:00
description

We begin by heading to the ruins of Knaresborough Castle, then we take steps down to the river and follow the Harrogate Ringway along Waterside, before crossing farmland to reach Bilton on the edge of Harrogate. We then join the Nidderdale Greenway (disused railway line) which is very popular with cyclists, runners and horseriders so we must try not to block the path.

We will pass by a wood which a few Take A Hike members helped to plant back in 2007. After crossing the Nidd Gorge Viaduct, we continue on the Greenway to Killinghall.

We head back towards Harrogate via farmland (which is usually very muddy) and then cross the Oak Beck via an old packhorse bridge. After a lunch stop by the beck we meander through a residential area and woodland to the Nidd Gorge. We pass underneath the viaduct we crossed a few hours earlier and then follow the slow moving river through woodland for a couple of miles until we gradually climb out of the valley and emerge beside Conyngham Hall in Knaresborough.

If it is dry weather we will stop for refreshments on Waterside where there is a pub (The World's End), plus tea shop and icecream options. Waterside is about a 15 minute walk from the car park. Directions to the car park can be provided to  anyone wanting to go straight back.

There are usually horses and cows in the fields on the route so this walk is not very suitable for dogs.

Meeting point info: York Place car park is opposite the public swimming baths, next to the Marquis of Granby pub. There are toilets in the car park. Meet outside the toilet block.

If you are catching the train to Knaresborough that arrives at 0951 head straight to the castle and we will pick you up there on our way past at about 1015. 

starting point
York Place pay and display car park, Knaresborough
starting grid reference
SE353568
post code
HG5 0AD

Start point

York Place pay and display car park, Knaresborough

54.00679, -1.462816

contacts
name
Susan Wilkinson
surroundings
Farmland, River, canal, Woodland
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