Lower Nidd at Dacre Banks

  • A tranquil section of Nidderdale
  • Good views over the valley
  • Pleasant riverside walking

Before the River Nidd flows through Harrogate and, after it takes a tumble down the wilder lands above Pateley Bridge, there is a lovely stretch of riverside walking. The area you are walking through is affluent (being in the proximity of Harrogate) and the home of dog walkers, fishermen and those determined to complete the Nidderdale Way. Rail enthusiasts can also follow the old line of the railway but for me the pleasure was in the excellent views over and along the valley and the slow moving Nidd on the riverside section.

Dacre Banks and Darley are certainly pleasant enough villages and it is a walk certainly worth doing for those holidaying in the area or the locals in Harrogate.

Recommend: If you like this section of walking consider a multi day walk, the Nidderdale Way

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Start Point: SE 196620. From here a track leads south past some houses and before it runs out skirts right up a bank and in to a field.
Height to Climb: 76 ms
Terrain: Easy walking on decent paths throughout.
Eating & Drinking: The Royal Oak at Dacre Banks is an excellent place to start and finish the walk. The Wellington Inn in Darley provides an option half way round!
Similar Walks Nearby: Thruscross Reservoir
Brimham Rocks
Countryside of Pateley Bridge
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