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Path down the little valley of Brandstone Beck to some cottages at Mosscarr Bottom
Path down the little valley of Brandstone Beck to some cottages at Mosscarr Bottom

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Route No. 762 - Wednesday 27 February 2019
Pateley Bridge, Bewerley, Nidderdale Way,
Mosscar Bottom, Foster Beck, River Nidd circuit
7km - Nidderdale . . .

Route map from Ordnance Survey Open Space service.

Map: OS Explorer 298 Nidderdale


Bridge carrying the B6165 over the River Nidd at Pateley bridge
Bridge carrying the B6165 over the River Nidd at Pateley bridge

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Leaving the car park to start our walk
Leaving the car park to start our walk

Walking along the B6165 from the River Nidd bridge
Walking along the B6165 from the River Nidd bridge

The lane leading to Bewerley
The lane leading to Bewerley

Our right turn in Bewerley
Our right turn in Bewerley

We turned left off the B6165 to walk along the minor road to the village of Bewerley. After about 330m we came to a road junction at the edge of the village. Here we turned right and followed the route of the Nidderdale Way along the lane away from the village. We followed this lane for about 300m to its junction with the B6165.

This morning my friend, Jim, and I drove to Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale and parked the car in the long stay car park in the town centre next to the River Nidd at map ref. SE 157 655. From the car park we crossed the road bridge (B6165) over the River Nidd. From the road bridge we continued along the B6165 for about 230m.

Crossing the River Nidd on the B6165 bridge
Crossing the River Nidd on the B6165 bridge

Our left turn to Bewerley about 30m ahead
Our left turn to Bewerley about 30m ahead

The edge of Bewerley
The edge of Bewerley

Walking along the lane out of Bewerley
Walking along the lane out of Bewerley

Crossing back across the B6165 on Greenhow Bank above Pateley Bridge
Crossing back across the B6165 on Greenhow Bank above Pateley Bridge

The route of the Nidderdale Way along a narrow access lane
The route of the Nidderdale Way along a narrow access lane

Looking back along the lane to Eagle Hall
Looking back along the lane to Eagle Hall

Nidderdale Way route up through the woods from Eagle Hall
Nidderdale Way route up through the woods from Eagle Hall

We passed Eagle Hall on the right of the lane and at the end of the woodland we passed a public footpath on the right that leads back down the hillside to Pateley Bridge.

We crossed the B6165 and continued along the route of the Nidderdale Way along a narrow access lane climbing gently up through woodland.

The route of the Nidderdale Way along a narrow access lane
The route of the Nidderdale Way along a narrow access lane

Nidderdale Way route up through the woods from Eagle Hall
Nidderdale Way route up through the woods from Eagle Hall

Llama in a field by the lane
Llama in a field by the lane

Looking across Nidderdale from the lane above the woods
Looking across Nidderdale from the lane above the woods

We continued along the lane up from the end of the woods
We continued along the lane up from the end of the woods

The lane up to Riggs House
The lane up to Riggs House

Heading for the hill top from Riggs House
Heading for the hill top from Riggs House

We followed the route of the Nidderdale Way along the lane dropping down past a farm on the right hand side of the lane where there were some colourful garden gnomes by the side of the lane.

After about 400m from the corner of the woodland we passed Riggs House on the left hand side of the lane and continued climbing to the hill top about 350m beyond Riggs House.

Sheep handling pens next to the lane
Sheep handling pens next to the lane

Farm buildings at Riggs House
Farm buildings at Riggs House

Dropping down from the hill top towards our right turn
Dropping down from the hill top towards our right turn

Garden gnomes at the farm before our right turn
Garden gnomes at the farm before our right turn

Our right turn off the lane 150m past the gnomes
Our right turn off the lane 150m past the gnomes

Joining the grassy track down to Mosscarr Bottom
Joining the grassy track down to Mosscarr Bottom

The grassy track down to Mosscarr Bottom
The grassy track down to Mosscarr Bottom

From the gate the public footpath followed a grassy track with a dry stone wall on the right dropping down the little valley of Brandstone Beck to some cottages at Mosscarr Bottom.

About 150m past the gnomes we turned right off the lane leaving the Nidderdale way to follow a public footpath across the field to a gate in the northeast corner of the field.

Heading down to the gate in the NE corner of the field
Heading down to the gate in the NE corner of the field

The grassy track down to Mosscarr Bottom
The grassy track down to Mosscarr Bottom

The grassy track nearing Mosscarr Bottom
The grassy track nearing Mosscarr Bottom

The cottages at Mosscarr Bottom where our route continued through the red gate ahead
The cottages at Mosscarr Bottom where our route continued through the red gate ahead

Our route was through the red gate with the cottages on our left
Our route was through the red gate with the cottages on our left

Bridleway along the track leaving Mosscarr farm
Bridleway along the track leaving Mosscarr farm

Bridleway from Mosscarr farm to the road
Bridleway from Mosscarr farm to the road

We continued along the track from the farm for about 850m to a road at map ref. SE 149 662.

From the cottages we continued following the bridleway along a farm access track past Mosscarr farm.

Bridleway to Mosscarr farm from Mosscarr Bottom
Bridleway to Mosscarr farm from Mosscarr Bottom

Bridleway from Mosscarr farm to the road
Bridleway from Mosscarr farm to the road

Bridleway from Mosscarr farm to the road
Bridleway from Mosscarr farm to the road

Turning left on to the road down to Corn Close
Turning left on to the road down to Corn Close

The road at the Bridge Inn
The road at the Bridge Inn

We turned to walk across this yard to the path along Foster Beck
We turned to walk across this yard to the path along Foster Beck

Footbridge across Foster Beck
Footbridge across Foster Beck

We walked along the bank of the beck for about 240m to a footbridge across the beck. We crossed the footbridge to a cottage opposite and then turned left to follow a paved path past the cottages and along the bank of the beck for about 100m to a kissing gate into a field.

At the road we turned left and walked along the road for about 300m past the Bridge Inn and water wheel to the junction with Grange Lane. Opposite Grange Lane we turned right off the road and followed a public footpath through a yard to continue along the bank of Foster Beck.

Huge water wheel on the buildings behind the Bridge Inn
Huge water wheel on the buildings behind the Bridge Inn

The path along Foster beck
The path along Foster beck

Path from the footbridge along the opposite bank of the beck
Path from the footbridge along the opposite bank of the beck

Kissing gate to the path across the field leading to the path along the River Nidd floodbank
Kissing gate to the path across the field leading to the path along the River Nidd floodbank

Path topped with slate chippings
Path topped with slate chippings

Path along the River Nidd floodbank
Path along the River Nidd floodbank

We continued along the public footpath on the top of the river floodbank. After about 350m along the floodbank we came to a footbridge over the River Nidd. From this footbridge there are footpaths along both side of the River Nidd back into Pateley bridge.

Through the gate there was a path, with the first 30m surfaced with slate chippings. The path headed diagonally across the field and we followed this path to the flood bank of the River Nidd.

Following the path on to the River Nidd floodbank
Following the path on to the River Nidd floodbank

Path along the River Nidd floodbank
Path along the River Nidd floodbank

The floodbank path passed a footbridge across the River Nidd
The floodbank path passed a footbridge across the River Nidd

Footbridge across the River Nidd
Footbridge across the River Nidd

Floodbank path passing the park heading for the road
Floodbank path passing the park heading for the road

About to turn left on to the bridge over the River Nidd
About to turn left on to the bridge over the River Nidd

We crossed the road bridge and returned to the car park by the river at the end of our walk. The whole route had been a little over 7km and it had taken us almost two and a half hours to walk on this lovely warm, bright sunny day.

Today we did not cross the footbridge but stayed on the same side of the river. We continued along the floodbank past a caravan site on our right and past a public park and children's playground to the B6165 at the road bridge across the River Nidd.

The floodbank path passed a large caravan site
The floodbank path passed a large caravan site

Floodbank path passing the park heading for the road
Floodbank path passing the park heading for the road

Road bridge and footpath across the River Nidd
Road bridge and footpath across the River Nidd

We crossed the road to the car park and the end of our walk
We crossed the road to the car park and the end of our walk

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