GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Greenhow Hill

7 miles (11 km)

This challenging route takes you up to Greenhow Hill from Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale. The road has a very steep descent into Pateley Bridge from Greenhow (between 16 and 19%) so please take care on the return. The stretch of road is very popular with cyclists and was part of the2016 Tour de Yorkshireand is part of theWay of the Rosesbike trail.
The ride starts in Pateley Bridge on the bridge over the River Nidd. From here you can follow the road west to Bridgehouse Gate and Strawberry Hill. The road continues to climb past Beweley Moor until you come to the village of Greenhow and Greenhow Hill. The summit stands at a height of 306 feet (398m) offering fine views over Nidderdale and Wharfedale. The church in the village (St Mary's) is reputedly the highest parish church in England still in use, though services are now only fortnightly on Sunday evenings plus major feast times.
On top of the hill you can stop for refreshments at the Toft Gate Barn Cafe. The popular cafe has a good menu and offers fabulous views over the surrounding area.
This is a linear ride but you could turn it into a circular ride by heading south east from the hill along Redlish Road and then returning to Pateley Bridge on other country lanes.
To continue your cycling in the area head north from Pateley Bridge and enjoy a waterside cycle along the lovely Gouthwaite Reservoir. Not far to the south is Thruscross Reservoir which can be reached by following Redlish Road from the hill. Parts of the Nidderdale Way also run along country lanes in the area and is another good option.

Greenhow Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Greenhow Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Greenhow Hill MMB 03

A rainbow on the moors near Greenhow Hill and Pateley Bridge in Yorkshire.

Greenhow Hill Top - - 50244

Greenhow Hill Top. Greenhow Hill Top, the highest point around here at about 1390ft. The fence in the foreground surrounds the old East Engine Shaft which was sunk onto Banks Vein of the Sunside Lead Mines.

Greenhow Hill at Toft Gate - - 51396

Greenhow Hill at Toft Gate. The hill rises 900 feet from Pateley Bridge to the hill top village of Greenhow 3 miles away. This difference in altitude can mean feet of snow on the hill and sunshine in Pateley

Coldstones Quarry, Greenhow Hill - - 51402

Coldstones Quarry, Greenhow Hill

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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