GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Knaresborough River Walk

2 miles (3 km)

Enjoy a lovely riverside walk along the River Nidd, from Knaresborough Castle to the nearby Conyngham Hall. The walk runs for just under two miles, starting from the ruins of the 12th century Knaresborough Castle. For a fee you can explore the castle and its grounds which include pretty gardens, attractive lawns, abowling greenanda putting green.
From the castle head north and then west along the river until you come to High Bridge. Cross to the other side and you can follow footpaths through the woodland on the southern side of the water.
After the river bends round to the north you will come to a footbridge where you can cross to Conyngham Hall. There's nice trails to follow around the hall'sopen parkland, woodland and gardens.
After exploring the hall grounds the route then follows the northern side of the river back to the castle.
To extend the walk continue along the river into the wonderful Nidd Gorge. The gorge is a hugely popular walk and includes the impressive Nidd Viaduct and huge variety of wildlife to look out for.
You could also head south east along the river on the Knaresborough Round long distance trail. Heading in this direction will take you to Goldsborough.

Knaresborough River Walk Postcode

HG5 8AS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Knaresborough River Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Knaresborough River Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Boating at Knaresborough - - 782348

Boating at Knaresborough

View of the bridge from the castle - panoramio

View of the bridge from the castle

Bridge at Conyngham Park - - 819515

Bridge at Conyngham Park

River Nidd - High Bridge - - 1468435

River Nidd

Conyngham Hall - - 541237

Conyngham Hall

Footbridge over the Nidd. - - 541245

Footbridge over the Nidd.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Knaresborough River Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')