GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bewerley Industrial Heritage Trail

9 miles (14 km)

Explore the Pateley Bridge area of Nidderdale, North Yorkshire on this historical circular walk. The trail explores nearly a thousand years of lead mining history while also offering splendid views of the beautiful Nidderdale area.
Highlights include the delightful waterfalls at Throstle Nest and Coldstones Cut - a huge artisitic construction which visitors can freely walk through and explore. The sculpture overlooks the working Coldstones Quarry and offers fabulous views of the scenery of Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales.

Bewerley Industrial Heritage Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bewerley Industrial Heritage Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north of Pateley Bridge there's a lovely waterside path around the expansive Gouthwaite Reservoir to try.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nidderdale Walks page.


Bewerley Park Outdoor Education Centre - - 958037

Bewerley Park Outdoor Education Centre. Bewerley Park is an outdoor education centre belonging to North Yorkshire County Council. School groups from all over the county stay here and take part in rock climbing, canoeing, gorge walking, caving and other outdoor activities. The whole site [which extends into the next square] can be seen from the Panorama Walk across the valley.

Toft Gate lime kilns - - 445129

Toft Gate lime kilns

Coldstones Cut overlooks the huge working Coldstones Quarry and offers spectacular views. - panoramio

Coldstones Cut overlooks the huge working Coldstones Quarry and offers spectacular views.

Coldstones Quarry - - 2230985

Coldstones Quarry

Trail at Greenhow Hill - - 1562888

Trail at Greenhow Hill. This is the Greenhow Industrial Heritage Trail approaching the B6265 from the south.

Lane descending towards Brandstone Beck - - 1560851

Lane descending towards Brandstone Beck. Narrow access lane descending over upland pastures towards the small valley of Brandstone Beck and abandoned lead mine workings and spoilheaps.

Sheep pasture, Ladies Riggs - - 956630

Sheep pasture, Ladies Riggs

Weir on Foster Beck - - 957933

Weir on Foster Beck. One would guess that the weir was constructed in the 19th century to provide a head of water for the mill race leading to Foster Beck Mill [see photos this square]. More water came along another channel from Brandstone Beck just above its confluence with Foster Beck.

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Bewerley Industrial Heritage Trail.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Bewerley Industrial Heritage Trail.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)