Nidderdale
Situated to the east of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Why Nidderdale was not included in the National Park during it's founding in 1954 or it's expansion in 2016 is a mystery.  At the heart of Nidderdale is the small town of Pateley Bridge, halfway between Grassington and Ripon.  Near the head of Nidderdale is How Stean Gorge where a variety of activities, rock climbing, via ferrata and caving can be enjoyed.  Gouthwaite Reservoir is located between Pateley Bridge and Ramsgill and there are several other reservoirs nearby.   Lead mining took place on Greenhow Hill above Pateley Bridge on the road to Grassington and there are other interesting geological features, notably Brimham Rocks.
   
Nidderdale
Nidderdale
Pateley Bridge
Pateley Bridge
Brimham Rocks
Brimham_Rocks
How Stean Gorge
How Stean Gorge
Tom Taylor's Cave
Tom Taylor's Cave
Pubs and inns
Pubs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Camping
Camping

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