LATEST INFORMATION ON VISITING HARROGATE DISTRICT TAP HERE
Scot Gate Ash walking route
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 interest; passing historic sites, view points and habitats.
The name of the walk comes from the disused quarry that you pass at the halfway point. Scot Gate Ash Quarry was a source of particularly high quality flagstones that were renowned for their strength and shape. The enormous flagstones were carried down to Pateley Bridge below by an inclined railway the route of which is still clearly visible.
On leaving the quarry this walk descends back into the valley via the road known as Silver Hill, which offers a popular view of the valley and of Gouthwaite Reservoir. The walk finishes with half a mile alongside the River Nidd where you might see kingfishers, dippers and even otters which have recently returned to the River.
Nearest Town: Pateley Bridge.
Length: 4 miles (6.5km).
Time (approx): ~2 hours.
Difficulty: moderate with some significant hills.
Search What's Nearby
The Holiday Apartment Sleeps 2/4 people In two acres of garden with views, peacefull…0.23 miles away
Lavender Cottage is a converted barn in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales with its own…0.71 miles away
Farmhouse Cottages and Scandinavian lodges for short breaks and longer stays within…3.44 miles away
The site is situated in an area of outstanding beauty in Nidderdale, being 12 miles from…4.84 miles away
High Winsley Farm is a stone-built property set in peaceful scenic countryside, 1 miles…5.34 miles away
We are a traditional English country inn priding ourselves on serving freshly cooked and…5.8 miles away
Informal campsite at stunning location with shop and licensed restaurant. Free wifi,…6.36 miles away
A perfect blend of town and country, Holly Beck Stables is a romantic bolthole. This…6.42 miles away
Planning on staying at the amazing Station Hotel in Harrogate?...If so, you have come to…6.49 miles away
Cold Cotes, a collection of warm and welcoming luxury accommodation in a delightful rural…6.54 miles away
The Wheelhouse is a unique Bed and Breakfast property. It is a newly converted ground…7.37 miles away
Sophie’s Bed and Breakfast, Café & Bistro in Hampsthwaite offers the perfect resting…7.58 miles away
Sophie’s cottage is a recently renovated and beautifully decorated charming rural retreat…7.59 miles away
Planning on staying at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Holiday Cottages?...If so, you…7.75 miles away
The Timble Inn, hidden away in the picturesque village of Timble and nestling in the…7.99 miles away
A delightful secluded Caravan Park attractively situated to the rear of the Village Pub…8.09 miles away