PATELEY BRIDGE WITH WHEELS
Pateley Bridge is situated in the heart of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is the perfect place to experience the Yorkshire Dales.
👩🦽Todays walk we didnt plan beforehand, it was trial and error with some of the paths and some turning back, but we did find a path in he end that was Terrain wheelchair friendly and would be perfect for a tramper.
🅿️Pateley Bridge cricket club Pay and display, Harrogate HG3 5BD
🚻Facing the car park, is public toilets and a play area
☕Pubs, cafes and restaurants in Pateley bridge
Facing the cricket club is the play area, with large grass area
🥾Approx 6 miles but you can do less or more
Some road walking, some ascent 199m in total
From the car park entrance turn right, initially we crossed the bridge and took a left which is wheelchair friendly but the path turned super boggy and the wheelchair wouldnt get past. So we back tracked to the bridge, go through the play area and past the toilets heading towards the right hand side of the park and follow the path at the back which is the six dales trail.
We follow this for approx 500m before coming to a path on the left that leads to the road.
The next section follows a path and main road which can get busy, You could eat/drink at the Bridge Inn on Low Wath Rd and ask to park there as this is closer to the wheelchair friendly path into the valley and cuts out this section.
Past the bridge inn you come to Grange Lane which leads through a caravan park but is also a public footpath so access is allowed.
The road runs through the caravan park for a good mile, there is some ascent so assist is needed or tramper would be ideal once you come out of the caravan park.
To the left is Ashforld side beck, as the path rises the views will eventually open up over the valley.
As the path winds through the valley you will come to Prosperous Lead Mine, which shows landscape of abandoned mine working reflects only part of a long history. To get down to the bottom is not wheelchair friendly but you do get some views from the path. We returned the same way from here.