Glasshouses, Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale

Glasshouses, Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale

Glasshouses, Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale

9 Comments on Glasshouses, Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale

Glasshouses, Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale

Distance: 6 miles
Duration: 3 hours
Level of walk: Medium View Walks Key


Weather Forecast

Pateley Bridge Weather
light intensity shower rain
humidity: 81%
wind: 14m/s W
H 7 • L 7
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Why you should do this walk…

A 6 mile circular walk from Glasshouses in North Yorkshire. This fairly long walk can be done in two stages with a refreshment stop in Pateley Bridge along the way. Part one from Glasshouses to Pateley Bridge takes you on a riverside journey into the market town, before heading up into the fields and green lanes of Nidderdale. The circular part returns to Pateley Bridge before retracing the outward route back to Glasshouses. This walk is especially for you if your dog likes a little swim along the way. It also offers loads of fresh air, good exercise and great views of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Dog friendly?…

The route follows medium terrain with some uphill walking on enclosed green lanes, fields, tarmac paths and quiet roads. There are no stiles and just some gates plus one high stonewall gap with stone steps up to negotiate. There is some walking on quiet roads and tracks. As this is the Dales you need to keep an eye out for sheep and cattle, as well as game-birds in season. There are plenty of opportunities for a canine paddle or swim and the enclosed green lanes and quiet fields allow plenty of off lead time for well-behaved dogs. If you prefer, you can shorten the walk to 4 miles by starting and finishing in Pateley Bridge. Allow 3 hours for the full walk, or 2 hours if you are starting in Pateley Bridge.

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How can I follow this walk?…

This walk is available on the iFootpath App or to print the Glasshouses, Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale please visit iFootpath 

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    • admin  - 27/02/2012 - 7:11 pm
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      Really pleased you like the blog. Let me know if you enjoy the walk.

  1. mark  - 28/07/2013 - 6:00 pm
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    did walk 28/7/13 really good walk and great scenery,cassie my border collie enjoyed too,great walks on this site done 4 of them now and enjoyed all

    • corina  - 28/07/2013 - 8:21 pm
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      Hi, thanks for your comments on this walk. Really pleased that you’ve enjoyed all the four walks that you’ve done. Hope you’re going to enjoy more in the future. Please let us know how you get on with your next ones 🙂

  2. Kathryn  - 11/08/2013 - 5:54 pm
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    I tried to do this walk today got to pateley bridge up the track between the hedges right and left though the cottages and to the gate up the stone steps , then there was no tarmac track to the right of the gate and so walked right which took you down the hill to the wall and along the filed boundary bounded by other fields no tarmac path. just stone walls.

    So sadly had to abandon, it looks like from this gate the path actually goes left up the hill then through the wood over a stone stile.
    Really frustrated , perhaps you can adjust the instructions at this point or make the map clearer for those of us who dont download gps markers?

    • corina  - 11/08/2013 - 6:15 pm
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      Hi – thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry you don’t don’t find our instructions detailed enough. I hope you and your dog find our other walks more satisfactory.

      Below is point 6, which I think you are talking about? I remember doing this part of the walk and there is definitely a very easy to find and clearly visible track. We have not had any other negative feedback on these instructions, however when we are in the area again we will update any changes people may have made to the paths in the area.

      Point 6
      The road quickly becomes a track and heads uphill by a wire and post fence. Passing a barn conversion to the right, keep left, continuing ahead to a waymarked gate. Keep following the now narrow path uphill with hedgerows either side towards a waymarked kissing gate up some stone steps to a gap built into the wall. Pass through the gap and bear right towards a single track tarmacked road signposted to Nidderdale Way and the Industrial Heritage Trail.

      • Mike  - 05/09/2013 - 5:17 pm
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        Firstly, thanks very much for a very enjoyable walk that we would not have found without your help.
        However, Kathryn is quite correct to say that point 6 is wrong. Indeed several ,of the detailed points are wrong. I suggest some corrections below.
        What would be more help than detailed corrections would be a simple introductory statement that “the walk is roughly as described but that the detailed directions may not always be precisely correct”. We found our way around the walk simply by taking that approach, plus a bit of common sense; had we assumed that every bit of the description corresponded exactly to the reality on the ground, we would have been lost.
        “Distance 7 miles” should read “Distance 5 miles”
        5) “by the Park View Stores” should read “a little before the Park View Stores”
        6) “Pass through the gap and bear right towards a single track tarmacked road” should read “Pass through the gap & gate and continue along the left hand side of the field to a stile (plus gate) on the left. Over the stile bear right towards a single track tarmacked road”
        8) “continue through another gate to an enclosed green lane” should read “continue through another gate, and then another to an enclosed green lane”

        • corina  - 08/09/2013 - 8:12 pm
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          Thanks for your comments we will re-walk and update and publish soon. Glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Beastie House  - 08/02/2015 - 5:54 pm
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    Thanks for the walk suggestion! We started in Pateley Bridge and had no trouble following your directions. We were sad to see that the large tree off the small road (step 7 in directions) has fallen. Though the stump of the tree is still there and the dry stone wall is severely damaged, it looks like work is being done to clear the tree and probably repair the wall. For future reference, the right turn is well before the long row of trees at the top of the hill. Thanks, again, for such thorough directions! Very helpful!

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Walking on mostly flat terrain, little walking up hill and few styles or dry stone walls to negotiate. Distance from 1 to 5 miles.

Some walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, negotiating dry stone walls. Distance from 3 to 6 miles.

A lot of walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, and some scrambling up rocks. Distance from 6 miles upwards.

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