GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Beryl Burton Cycleway

2 miles (3 km)

Travel from Knaresborough to the village of Old Bilton on this traffic free cycle path. It starts near the town centre and train station in Knaresborough and heads west through Foolish Wood to Old Bilton passing Bilton Hall Farm on the way. The route can be extended to nearby Harrogate along National Cycle Network Route 67. It's a quiet country lane with nice countryside views so it's also suitable for walkers.
You can extend your exercise by heading to the lovely Nidd Gorge. The walk takes you along the River Nidd through a lovely wooded gorge before crossing the Nidd Viaduct.
The Nidderdale Greenway runs past the viaduct so this is a good option for continuing your exercise. The traffic free path runs into Ripley along a dismantled railway line.

Beryl Burton Cycleway OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Beryl Burton Cycleway 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.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you have time we recommend exploring the splendid Knaresborough Castle. The 12th century castle sits in a fine location, next to the river, just south of the train station. For a fee you can explore the interior of the castle and visit the interesting museum which details the history of the castle. The grounds include pretty gardens, attractive lawns, abowling greenanda putting green are free to access. From the castle's elevated position there are also fine views over the surrounding area.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Beryl Burton Cycleway - - 144634

Looking towards Knaresborough on the Beryl Burton cycleway.

Across the Nidd - - 144638

Across the Nidd. Taken from the cycleway, looking across the Nidd towards the grounds of Conyngham Hall.

Field next to Bilton village farm - - 144627

Field next to Bilton village farm, taken from along the cycleway. Beryl Burton was a famous local cyclist.

View towards Knaresborough - - 144636

View towards Knaresborough. From the cycleway, before the descent down to the Nidd. Nice run down, hard work to come back up!

Descending into Knaresborough - - 1343008

Descending into Knaresborough

Hen Farm - - 144623

Hen Farm on the route


GPS Files

GPX File

Beryl Burton Cycleway.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Beryl Burton Cycleway.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)