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Best trails in Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Looking for a great trail in Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, North Yorkshire? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ranging from 2.9 to 6.8 miles and from 462 to 1,312 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is located in North Yorkshire and borders Yorkshire Dales National Park to the east and south. The highest point in the park is Great Whernside at 704 metres (2,310 ft) above sea level. The most popular activities for visitors are walking, mountain biking and caving. Two long-distance trails traverse the park, the Six Dales Trail from south to north, and the Nidderdale Way from south east to north west. Caving takes place in the Upper Nidderdale caves.

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Map of trails in Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Park information
Acreage:
149120 acres
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Contact
+44 1423 712950
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Top trails (7)
#1 - Hackfall Explorer Trail
Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
A circular and fairly strenuous trail around the woodland of Hackfall, near Masham in North Yorkshire. The magic of Hackfall is undeniable. From a castle and follies to wonderful old trees, Hackfall iShow more
#2 - Brimham Rocks and Brimham Moor
Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
A circular walk from the National Trust site of Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire, within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Brimham Rocks is a natural spectacle of giant rock formationShow more
#3 - Scar House and Angram Reservoirs Circular
Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
Scar House and Angram Reservoirs Circular is a 6.8 mile loop trail located near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#4 - Greenhow and Nidderdale Way
Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
A circular walk from the village of Greenhow in North Yorkshire, within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The route follows paths and stone tracks across the areas of high pasture andShow more
#5 - Gouthwaite Reservoir Circular
Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
Gouthwaite Reservoir Circular is a 6 mile loop trail located near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkingShow more
#6 - Thornton Steward Circular
Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
Thornton Steward Circular is a 7.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ripon, North Yorkshire, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used fShow more
#7 - Greenhow and Nabs Sun Side
Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
Greenhow and Nabs Sun Side is a 4.9 mile loop trail located near Greenhow Hill, North Yorkshire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkShow more