Nidderdale Greenway - Harrogate to Ripley Cycle Route

This short and sweet ride passes wildflower meadows, gorgeous woodland and golden wheat fields. On its 4-mile length you’ll travel over the stunning Grade 2-listed, seven-arch Nidd Gorge Viaduct. This is a wonderful place to pause and admire the views.

This route connects Bilton, North Harrogate, and Knaresborough with Ripley on a fantastic 4-mile converted railway line. Along this short and gentle ride the North Yorkshire countryside is golden with wheat fields in the summer and ablaze with the amber leaves of the surrounding woodland in autumn.

As well as developing the traffic-free path, this route development included bringing back into use the Grade 2 listed, seven-arch Nidd Gorge Viaduct. When you cross the viaduct make sure you pause to enjoy the glorious views over the fields and towards the thick coniferous forest that spreads across the nearby hillside.

On the Nidderdale Greenway you’ll pass lovely woodland, which in spring is carpeted with bluebells and in summer you’ll be treated to views of yellow and purple wildflower meadows.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

The Nidderdale Greenway is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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