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Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

There is good parking down the side road parallel to the River Nidd down left from the bottom of the High Street by the Wildings Cafe.


 

old railway station LNER Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

On heading back from the car park to Pateley Bridge's High Street you pass the house that was once the old LNER railway station that was the terminus of the branch line from Harrogate to Pateley Bridge opened in 1862, but the 'Nidd Valley' line closed in 1964.

 

High Street Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

Looking down the High Street of Pateley Bridge.

 

High Street Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

This route takes you up the High Street of Pateley Bridge.

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Path to Panorama View Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

Heading roughly southwest  B6265 up the path to Panorama View across Nidderdale

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Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

Looking back down towards Pateley Bridge and Gouthwaite Reservoir in the distance

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

Panorama View from 'The Rock' viewing platform

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

The information board tells you the history of the Victorian built 'Rock' viewing platform Golden Jubilee.

 

The Victorian Rock Viewing Platform Nidderdale Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

The Rock viewing platform was first railed and surfaced in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria's.

You carry on up the path parallel to Ripley Bank below you and climb up to Knott .

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

You descend down a path through Knottside Farm to the B 6165 and walk along a short distance to take a path down to Glasshouses and the River Nidd with pleasant views of Nidderdale.

 

Glasshouses village Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

You pass through Glasshouses village and negotiate a path by Glasshouses Mill (being re-developed in 2019)

 

Nidderdale walking Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

You then continue walking SEE along the NE bank of the River Nidd down in Nidderdale.

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Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

You pass under the remains of the railway bridge that once carried the branch line from Harrogate to Pateley Bridge over the River Nidd.

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

Eventually you reach a footbridge, which you cross to the opposite bank of the River Nidd and follow the river on the path heading NWW back towards Pateley Bridge.

 

 Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

It is a beautiful along the River Nidd, as scenic as anything in Nidderdale.

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

Near the footbridge proved a good spot to have a picnic!

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

Then on we go back to Glasshouses and on to Pateley Bridge.

 

 Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

 Once again you pass under the old railway bridge of the now disused Harrogate to Pateley Bridge branch line.

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

PLEASE admire the wonderful workmanship of the railway stone masons

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

Perhaps the best view of the bridge?, once part of the Nidd Valley Line.

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

Now approaching the Glasshouses Mill development ...

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Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

... still under development in 2019. Glasshouses Mill was a flax mill.

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Glasshouses bridge Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

You cross the bridge in Glasshouses by the Mill to continue walking on the northerly bank of the River Nidd back to Pateley Bridge.

 

Glasshouses Mill development Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

This charming Glasshouses 19th century mill has been converted into a collection of 1 to 4 bedroom luxury apartments, cottages and houses. Its location in the heart of Nidderdale allows residents to experience a truly idyllic lifestyle, with panoramic views of the Yorkshire Dales countryside and a peaceful setting alongside the River Nidd. Glasshouses Mill is only a short drive of Pateley Bridge and Harrogate, Glasshouses Mill is located in a beautiful countryside village, surrounded by picturesque woodland walks, waterscapes and breath-taking views.

 

reservoir Glasshouses Mill Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

After Glasshouse Mill you walk past the vast reservoir and sluice system that once served the mill.

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

After the reservoir the path is very tree-lined with good native old woodland.

 

Leech house ? Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

A passerby said this was a 'leach house' for cultivating the leeches for the barbaric and ignorant practice of bloodletting!

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Castlestead house Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Castlestead weir Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

A large house and weir at Castlestead

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

Just before Pateley Bridge, another old station house, I think this was Dacre station?, now a private dwelling.

 

Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

Pictures of the 'Pillars Past' art project by Joseph Hayton, explanation above.

 'Pillars Past' art project by Joseph Hayton Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd  'Pillars Past' art project by Joseph Hayton Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

 

 'Pillars Past' art project by Joseph Hayton Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Pillars Past art project by Joseph Hayton Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

 

station turntable Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd The 'Pillars Past' art project by Joseph Hayton is erected on the site of the turntable used to reverse the steam locomotives that worked the Nidd Valley line from Harrogate to Pateley Bridge. You can still see some of the supporting stones from the turntable in the picture below.

 

Pillars Past art project by Joseph Hayton erected on the site of LNER turntable Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

 

road bridge Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

The road bridge in Pateley Bridge.

 

children's play area Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd The Wildings Cafe Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

Just across the bridge from the Wildings Cafe is a children's play area in Pateley Bridge.

 

The Wildings Cafe Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd The Wildings Cafe Pateley Bridge circular walk via Glasshouses & River Nidd

The Wildings tea room and riverside cafe, by the River Nidd, proved a suitable place to seek refreshment at the end of a beautiful walk.



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