GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


3 miles (5.6 km)

This pretty village is located in theHarrogate districtofNorth Yorkshire. Birstwith is a nice place to start a riverside walk around a lovely part of the Nidderdale AONB.
Notable features in the village include an old mill, a weir, a picturesque mill race, an old packhorse bridge and the Station pub for refreshments.
This circular walk uses part of the Nidderdale Way to visit neighbouring Hampsthwaite and Clint.
The walk starts in the village where you can pick up the waymarked trail and follow it east to Hampsthwaite.
After exploring the village the trail then heads north, crossing the river before coming to Clint. From here you head west, passing the remains of Clint Hall before returning to the village.


HG3 3AG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Birstwith OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Birstwith Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Birstwith

  • Ripley Castle - Explore the grounds of this Grade I listed14th-century country house on this circular walk in Ripley, North Yorkshire
  • Nidderdale Way - Explore beautiful Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales on this circular walk
  • Summerbridge - This pretty riverside village is a nice place to enjoy a walk through the surrounding countryside of the Nidderdale AONB.
  • Harrogate to Knaresborough - A riverside walk between these two attractive Yorkshire towns
  • Nidd Gorge - Explore this beautiful river gorge on this waterside walk in Knaresborough
  • Nidderdale Greenway - This traffic free route, follows the Nidderdale Greenway from Harrogate to Ripley in Yorkshire
  • Brimham Rocks - Brimham Rocks is a National Trust owned site with a collection of fascinating rock formations
  • Pateley Bridge Circular Walk - This circular walk around the Yorkshire town of Pateley Bridge makes use of the Nidderdale Way to take you on a tour the countryside, reservoirs, rivers and woodland surrounding the town
  • Gouthwaite Reservoir - This walk takes you around this delightful reservoir, near Pateley Bridge and Ramsgill
  • Studley Park and Fountains Abbey - This marvellous attraction boasts 800 acres of beautiful parkland set in the Yorkshire countryside
  • Ripon Rowel - This is a circular walk around the Yorkshire city of Ripon, visiting South Stainley, Markington and Masham
  • Thruscross Reservoir - This is a delightful waterside walk around Thruscross Reservoir in the Yorkshire Dales
  • Eavestone Lake - This circular walk in Nidderdale visits Eavestone Lake and the Picking Gill Nature Reserve
  • Bolton Abbey - Explore the huge estate surrounding the ruins of this 12th-century Augustinianmonastery
  • Hampsthwaite - This North Yorkshire based village is located in a pleasant spot on the River Nidd near Birstwith.


The Station Hotel is a nice place to enjoy a rest and a meal after your walk. They serve good quality food in their AA certified restaurant and also provide rooms if you wish to stay in the area. The attractive stone pub has a cosy interior with roaring log fires. Parking is available and there is a lovely large garden area outside for warmer days.
You can find them at postcode HG3 3AG for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a fine dog walk and the Station Hotel mentioned above is also dog friendly with water bowls available.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area head east to visit Ripley Castle. The 14th century castle is surrounded by some lovely grounds with an ornamentallake and deer park.


Birswith Weir - - 2075576

Birstwith Weir

River Nidd - - 1873592

River Nidd

Mill Stream, Birstwith - - 1873612

Mill Stream, Birstwith

The Old Station Inn, Birstwith - - 2075575

The Old Station Inn, Birstwith

Birstwith Hall - - 847772

Birstwith Hall. Tang Beck runs through the grounds of Birstwith Ha

View across playing fields at Birstwith - - 471064

View across playing fields at Birstwith. The goalposts have been taken down for the summer, so there is a clear view of grazing cattle and the village church on the hill.

Hampsthwaite Bridge - - 2317000

Hampsthwaite Bridge

Top of Clint Bank - - 3859365

Top of Clint Bank


GPS Files

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