Nidd Gorge, Bilton and Knaresborough Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jun 22

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Well marked paths and tracks along the river and fields.

This is a circular 7.5 mile walk from the village of Bilton, through the Nidd Gorge and into Knaresborough. This is a relatively easy walk through beautiful broadleaf woodland. The route visits the Victorian Nidd Gorge Viaduct some 104 ft high, with seven arches and completed in 1848. It carried the North East Railway Line between Leeds and Thirsk and was closed in 1969. We will have lunch in Knaresborough, a warren of medieval streets and stone staircases that weave their way up and down the hill. The town centre is perched on the cliffs above the River Nidd and the imposing railway viaduct. The walk returns through Conyngham Hall and Park passing the Gardeners Arms pub for a drink. 

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Photo credits

Knaresborough by Tim Green (CC BY 2.0)

Nidd Gorge by Malc MacDonald (CC BY-SA 2.0)

View across river to viaduct
Woodland path view
View across river to viaduct
Woodland path view