Brimham Rocks from Pateley Bridge
Sun 15th Aug 2021
by Lazlo Woodbine
Reccied this today. The "Free" car park on Nidd walk is now £1.40 a day. Not bad I suppose and the best place to park. Nidd walk is the road on your left just before the bridge if coming down through Pateley Bridge or the road on your right is coming over the bridge. Quite forgot how interesting and delightful the walk along the Nidd is. The Bridge Inn was good as well and has a giant water wheel on the side of the old mill, Worth a look. Login to Contact the Organiser 'Lazlo Woodbine'
Note the change of start time. Give you an extra half hour in bed.
There are lots of fascinating natural rock sculptures in Britain but the best of these is at Brimham Rocks, England's answer Monument Valley. Strangely it is an area neglected in OD invitations.
This is a more leisurely walk, only 8.6 miles and no big hills. We start from the pretty Pennine former mill town of Pateley Bridge. There are two car parks on either side of the River Nidd at the bridge. HG3 5NA. There used to be free parking on Nidd Walk but I don't know whether it is still there.The town is home to Britain's oldest sweet shop which we pass on our way out of the town making our way to Brimham Rocks. At Brimham rocks we will stop for about an hour or so for lunch and a chance to look around the site, there is a lot to see. Those who feel more energetic can have a scramble on on some of the rocks.
We then return to Pateley Bridge via the River Nidd path.
Meet outside Wilding's Cafe by the River Nidd at 10.30 HG3 5NA
After the walk we can go to the Bridge Inn just outside Pateley Bridge which has a large beer garden and hopefully enjoy the sun.
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