Nidd Gorge: from Scotton

Nidd Gorge: from Scotton - Photographic Walks in North Yorkshire
Photographically, this is a beautiful walk through ancient woodland taking in weirs and a victorian viaduct. I suspect there will be dramatic shots of these in winter without the summer foliage.

From Knaresborough, take the B6165 towards Pateley Bridge and about a mile out of the town, the road runs straight and rising gently towards the brow of a hill. About 100 yards over the hill, there is a car park on the left hand side. This car park is not signed well and is easy to miss, and if you see signs for Scotton on the right, then you have passed it. From the car park, follow the broad gravel path down the hill into the wood. The path turns sharp left and then you will come across the footbridge across the river. You can actually walk along both sides of the river but the main footpath runs on the other side in both directions. I walked upstream from this point as far as the viaduct.

To see a detailed OS map, click on this link ( ) or use O.S map Explorer 27, Grid ref: SE351567. About 30 minutes from York along the main road A59. A 4 mile walk through ancient deciduous woodland through the Nidd gorge.

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