Nidderdale Greenway - Harrogate to Ripley
This traffic free route, follows the Nidderdale Greenway from Harrogate to Ripley in Yorkshire. It follows National Cycle Network Route 67 along a dismantled railway line for a distance of about 4 miles.
The route starts in the centre of Harrogate, just to the north of the train station and the bus station. You then head north east to Old Bilton, before coming to the Nidd Viaduct over the River Nidd. Around here you can pick up walking trails through the lovely Nidd Gorge where there's ancient woodland and a wide variety of wildlife.
After passing the viaduct you follow the course of the river toward Ripley where the route finishes.
At the end of the route you can visit the fascinating Ripley Castle. It's a lovely place for a walk with beautiful grounds surrounding the Grade I listed 14th-century country house.
The Beryl Burton Cycleway also links with this route. You can pick it up at Old Bilton and follow it to Knaresborough.
Nidderdale Greenway Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Nidderdale Greenway Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Nidderdale Greenway OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Nidderdale Greenway Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In the little village of Old Bilton you could stop for some refreshments at the Gardeners Arms. The classic old pub has some features like wainscotting, stone flags, and stone fireplaces still remaining. There's also a nice large garden area to sit out in when the weather is fine. You can find the pub on Bilton Lane with a postcode of HG1 4DH for your sat navs.