For occasional or seasoned walkers and ramblers, there are many options on your doorstep.

Nidderdale Way

A 53 mile circular walk, the Nidderdale Way encompasses a panoramic landscape of the most beautiful views in the UK. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Nidderdale Way is visited year on year by seasoned walkers and ramblers alike.

Fountains Abbey to Markenfield Hall

Discover the countryside between two of the most important medieval buildings in the area.  Once, their lands adjoined, but in the disruption after the dissolution of the monasteries both estates saw then end of their heyday and much of their land. This 6.5 mile circular walk gives an informative view on the land that was shaped by these two great estates.

Six Dales Trail

This 38 mile route takes in the entire length of the Nidderdale AONB from Otley in Wharfedale to Middleham in Wensleydale and showcases some of the remarkably beautiful dales in the area.

Scar House Walking & Cycling Routes

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 of Nidderdale under the shadow of Great Whernside, a peak of 704m which separates Nidderdale and Wharfedale.