GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rudding Park and Crimple Valley Viaduct Walk

4 miles (6.6 km)

This walk takes you around Rudding Park to the photogenic Crimple Valley Viaduct on the outskirts of Harrogate.
The walk starts in the little village of Follifoot where you can pick up a footpath heading north around the edge of Rudding Park. The park includesaGrade I listedRegency-style country house, a spa and an 18-hole golf course in the 18th-century parkland. You can stay at the hotel and enjoy a popular spa day here.
Near the park you can link up with the Harrogate Ringway and follow the waymarked trail west through the Crimple Valley to the viaduct. It's a pretty area with woodland and weirs on the Crimple Beck leading you to the impressive railway structure.

Rudding Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rudding Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

You can extend your walking by continuing west along the beck to Pannal. There's also the Knaresborough River Walk to try in the nearby town.


Saxon Cross and Rudding Park Gates - - 227109

Saxon Cross and Rudding Park Gates

Disused viaduct over Crimple Beck - - 194060

Disused viaduct over Crimple Beck. There are two impressive viaducts across the Crimple valley on the south side of Harrogate. This one is on the disused Leeds Northern line between Starbeck and Pannal. Seen from the corner of the Crimple Valley golf course.

Crimple Viaduct - - 65672

Crimple Viaduct

Crimple - - 194066

Crimple. Mill Cottages at Crimple seen across a field from Crimple Lane.

Rudding Park Gates, Follifoot (24th December 2013) 002

Rudding Park Gates, Follifoot (24th December 2013)

Rudding Church - - 1565192

Rudding Church

Rudding Park House

Rudding Park House

Old railway line - - 539936

Old railway line Underneath an arch of Crimple Viaduct that now carries the Harrogate line from Leeds, the course of the old railway line that skirted Harrogate can be seen. This line ran through to Starbeck without passing through Harrogate.


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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