By avoiding the busy A59 road National Route 636 provides a more safe and scenic route between Knaresborough and Bilton.
This route starts near St James Retail Park in Knaresborough and follows the River Nidd on quiet roads through the town. Travelling across the river the route takes you on a traffic-free path until Bilton Hall Drive where you pick up Bilton Lane.
At Bilton the route connects to National Route 67, a section known as the Nidderdale Greenway, providing a traffic-free path all the way to Ripley.
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.