Pateley Bridge. Guise Cliff to Yorke's Folly Walk.

Pateley Bridge. Guise Cliff to Yorke's Folly Walk. - Photographic Walks in North Yorkshire
A stunningly beautiful short walk through ancient woodland to Guise Cliff and Yorke's Folly.

Take the B6165 from Knaresborough to Pateley Bridge. Just before Pateley Bridge is the village of Glasshouses on the left. You can park in the village and start the walk from there. Walk down to the river, across and up the hill. The footpath splits but take the right fork to the farm. Just above the farm you enter Guise Cliff Wood. Turn immediately right alongside the fence and then follow the footpath up into the wood towards Guise Cliff. It is worth making a detour off to the right to the tarn. The footpath eventually turns to the left alongside the base of the cliff and after about half a mile you can walk onto the cliff to join the Nidderdale Way. Turn right and walk along the cliff to Yorke's Folly. Then follow the path down to the road and return by the road to Glasshouses. The wood is criss-crossed with footpaths and I advise using the OS map.

There is a small car park by the road about 400 yarks from Yorke's folly if you just wish to go up to this landmark.

To see a detailed OS map, click on this link ( ) or use O.S map Explorer 26, Grid ref: SE155655. About 60 minutes from York. This is a fairly strenuous 4-5 mile walk uphill through beautiful ancient forest

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