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Greenhow and Nidderdale Way is a 6.5 mile loop trail located near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Length 6.5 mi Elevation gain 1,043 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Walking Bird watching Views Wildlife No shade Historic site
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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 and moorland, passing through the remains of several old lead mines. The strenuous route rewards you with marvellous views across the bleak moorland which is dissected by several streams and the remote area is also home to plenty of birds including curlews, lapwings and snipes. These high moorlands are very exposed so ensure you are properly prepared with clothing, water, food, a map, a compass and other essentials. The walk has many long climbs and descents throughout. The paths are a mixture of stone tracks, quiet lanes and moorland paths, the latter of which can get very slippery and muddy in wet weather and winter. You will need to negotiate several gates, a shallow ford crossing, some steps plus a couple of squeeze stiles and one stone wall stile (which you cross twice). The stiles should be easy for most dogs to negotiate. About 90 percent of the route crosses moorland that is grazed by sheep so please be sure to close all gates and remember that dogs will need to stay on a short lead throughout. A couple of the pastures may also be holding cattle, so take care with dogs in these sections. There are no toilets or refreshments on route. Approximate time 3.5 hours.

Greenhow village is located on the B6265 between Pateley Bridge and Hebden in North Yorkshire. The walk starts and finishes from the Toft Gate Lime Kiln free car park which is about a mile east of the village and is marked with a brown tourism sign for The Coldstones Cut. Approximate post code for village HG3 5JQ.

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Danny Garland
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Decent walk. First 5-6k is the best, the second half is less scenic and a bit of a slog, but still a fantastic walk and will be doing it again.

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Steve Rawlins
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Nice walk, reasonably gentle and easy to navigate, a little muddy at times

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Richard Norman
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Richard J
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Lovely walk that is quite challenging. Some areas are quite remote and navigation is quite difficult as not all the paths are clearly signed as footpaths. (I would suggest using the app so that you can check the live map and make sure you are still on the right track.)

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Bas Barten
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Jamie Scarborough
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Nicola Butler
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