River Nidd Waterside walk

The Nidd riverside in the centre of Knaresborough is extremely photogenic for the high banks of the gorge and dense vegetation. You can easily walk the length of the town centre’s riverside, from Mother Shipton’s Cave down to Our Lady of the Crag.

The latter is a sweet early-15th-century chapel excavated from the sandstone. A constant presence along the route will be Knaresborough’s Victorian viaduct leaping across the gorge. In summer you can hire a rowboat to float down under the viaduct and see it from a new angle.

Knaresborough Round walk

The Knaresborough Round is a well-established circular route passing through the Nidd Gorge and a succession of villages which surround the historic town.

This walk is not for the faint hearted at 20 miles estimated to take 8 – 10 hours.

Harrogate District

With the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales and the plains of the Vale of York you have access to the best of both worlds. With terrains to suit everyone!

Click below to find your best route from the Nidderdale walks, right to roam routes and much more, you’ll find the right walk for you.

Walks for Mileage Preference

Surrounding Knaresborough are miles of public footpaths which make for excellent routes for all experience levels. Whether you’re looking for a quick afternoon stomp or an all-day adventure we have just the list for you.

Ranging from the Harrogate Pinewoods to Harewood Park there is something for all ages and abilities expertly put together by the Walking Englishman.