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Dog Friendly Walks

Don’t let those daily walks slip.  The morning dog walk is a great way to explore your new surroundings, and the afternoon or evening walk offers the chance to walk off the delicious food and drink you won’t be able to help but consume when you visit us. 

Of course your dog will relish a new place full of new interesting smells and sights to explore, as well as the new dog friends they can make.

Our Dog Friendly Walks

Our growing list of dog friendly walks contains walks that may have styles, but we have walked these routes and found any stiles can be crossed unaided by an able Labrador or Collie sized dog without the need to jump or leap. 

Small dogs may need lifting over some styles/features, and dogs with mobility problems may also need assistance.

Look after your best friend.

You can’t always be sure of water on a walk so when you’re packing your water for a walk pack some extra.  Take either a small or expandable bowl  that, you can fill from streams or your own water bottle.  A water bottle that is labelled for the dog means you can fill the bottle at suitable streams and rivers to give to your dog later.

Training is not only a way to ensure you have control over your dog, but it’s also the key part of your relationship, and a great way of keeping a constant line of communication between you and your dog, and keeping their attention.  

Take some treats so you can combine your walk with periodic training, even if your dog is trained keeping on top of various commands in a fun environment helps keep their enthusiasm and interest for when you need those commands more practically or urgently.

Please Note: These walks do not guarantee somewhere to let your dog off the lead.  This should always be judged on your surroundings, and only in the complete absence of any and all livestock and under good verbal control.  You should also avoid letting your dog off the lead between April and Jun when ground nesting birds are breeding in undergrowth and moorland.

If in doubt, please keep your dog on the lead for the protection of you, your dog and farm animals and wildlife.

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  1. The Yorkes of Bewerley

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    The Yorkes of Bewerley

    Type

    Walking Route

    Pateley Bridge

    This popular local classic walk takes in some of Nidderdale’s most popular landmarks.   The walk passes through fishpond wood in the village of Bewerley.  This popular walking spot was landscaped to create a small quiet lake amid woods that see stunning displays of blue bells and wild garlic in…

  2. Scar House Cycle Route

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    Scar House Cycle Route

    Type

    Walking Route

    Pateley Bridge

    Scar House Walking & Cycle Routes are a permissive bridleway loop around Yorkshire Water’s Scar House Reservoir which comes to 4 miles and crosses both dams at the top of the valley.

    For walkers it can be extended with a further loop of rough yomping around Angram Reservoir to the remote top…

  3. Scar House Reservoir Walk

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    Scar House Reservoir Walk

    Type

    Walking Route

    Pateley Bridge

    Walk the edge of Nidderdale’s most famous reservoir, crossing the immense Scar House Dam with its teetering viewing platform (not for vertigo sufferers) and pass through the lost village of Lodge.

    The reservoir is also home to a range of wildlife and birds.at the upper reaches the banks are…

  4. Scotgate Ash walking route

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    Scotgate Ash walking route

    Type

    Walking Route

    Pateley Bridge

    Scale the north side of Nidderdale to explore the heritage of Pateley Bridge’s early years as a significant town. This four-mile walk tours the landmarks and remains of the quarry that paved train station platforms across the country. The Scotgate Ash walk offers a variety of landscape and…

  5. Victorian Gardens of Pateley Bridge

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    Victorian Gardens of Pateley Bridge

    Type

    Walking Route

    Pateley Bridge

    Take a tour around Pateley Bridge and see some of the fabulous historic houses and gardens.

    Nearest town: Pateley Bridge.   Length: 3.75 miles (6km) or 4.75 miles (7.5km).   Time (approx): 2-3 hours.   Difficulty: moderate

    Pateley Bridge has long been a focal point for visitors to…

  6. Boroughbridge Town Trail

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    Boroughbridge Town Trail

    Type

    Walking Route

    Boroughbridge

    An easy stroll through the centre of old Boroughbridge and out to the town’s boundaries takes you on a journey which includes a touch of history, a battle site, the works of a blind road-maker and some mysterious ancient stone monuments.

  7. Ripon & Fountains Abbey Walk

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    Ripon & Fountains Abbey Walk

    Type

    Walking Route

    Ripon

    This walk allows visitors to reach Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden and Studley Royal Deer Park via footpaths, roadways, bridleways from the centre of historic Ripon. It includes the popular Valleu of the Seven Birdges.

    Allow more time than recommended if you would like to enter the…

  8. Ladies Riggs and Ashfoldside Moorland Walk

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    Ladies Riggs and Ashfoldside Moorland Walk

    Type

    Walking Route

    Pateley Bridge

    Enjoy this local classic of a walk to get a taste of all that the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has to offer.  An easy to follow route that goes from fields to fells to moorland and industrial heritage before gently following a stream back down to Pateley Bridge, this route features…

  9. Nought Moor Trail

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    Nought Moor Trail

    Type

    Walking Route

    Pateley Bridge

    Set forth for a good healthy yomp across the heather, through some of Nidderdale’s ancient woodland and abandoned Victorian industry.  The Naught Moor Trail will take you through the village of Bewerley and up the valley side of Nidderdale though beautiful ancient woodland.  The path emerges from…

  10. Swinsty Reservoir Walking Routes

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    Swinsty Reservoir Walking Routes

    Type

    Walking Route

    Harrogate

    Swinsty Reservoir, managed by Yorkshire Water sits in the Washburn Valley on the southern side of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    Covid 19 May Update

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  11. Fewston Reservoir -  Walking Routes

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    Fewston Reservoir - Walking Routes

    Type

    Walking Route

    Harrogate

    In the middle of the Washburn Valley in the south of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fewston Reservoir offers a number of relaxing paths along the side of the water and through the woods.

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  12. The Seven Bridges Valley walk

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    The Seven Bridges Valley walk

    Type

    Walking Route

    Ripon

    The Seven Bridges Valley walk is something to truly experience! 

    Take this circular walk to see a more rustic and beautiful side of the estate.

    Starting at the Lake outfall, this walk follows the meandering Skell river along the steep-sided valley via a series of delightful arched bridges, of…

  13. Bewerley Tree Trail

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    Bewerley Tree Trail

    Type

    Walking Route

    Pateley Bridge

    This short walk takes in the delightful village of Bewerley, and through fishpond wood, along side the lake.  The route offers beautiful views throughout the seasons, from bluebells to the rich colours of autumn.

    Nearest village: Bewerley.   Length: 1.25 miles (2km).   Time (approx): 1 hour.  …

  14. Nidderdale Greenway

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    Nidderdale Greenway

    Type

    Cycle Route

    Harrogate

    The former railway line is also known as the Nidderdale Greenway.

    As well as developing the traffic-free path, this route development included bringing back into use the Grade 2 listed, seven-arch Nidd Gorge Viaduct and providing new safe crossings of the A61 near Ripley.

    The Greenway also links…

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