Brimham Rocks Walk - October 1st

Posted 3/10/2017

Despite the heavy overnight rain a small group of 6 of DVWG’s regulars made the journey to Pateley Bridge in North Yorkshire for our walk to Brimham Rocks and back on Sunday. Thankfully, upon arrival the rain had stopped and the day stayed dry

Following an excellent breakfast at Wildings Tea Rooms our group started with an almost immediate ascent out of Pateley Bridge along “Panorama View” and the Nidderdale Way which gave excellent views across the Nidd Valley.

A descent to cross Fell Beck followed before we were forced to deviate from our intended route by a non existent footpath which saw us approach Brimham Rocks from below and then meander our way up through the rocks to the National Trust café for a well earned lunch break.

We then descended slowly southwards towards Brimham before turning due west to rejoin the Nidderdale Way to Smelthouses. Here we took a local path to the River Nidd which we then followed along its banks to Glasshouses where the path became the Six Dales Trail which was then followed back to Pateley Bridge for a welcome post walk pint in the Crown Inn.

Well done to our group who completed the 10.24 mile walk in far better weather than we envisaged on leaving South Yorkshire in the morning. This walk will be well worth revisiting in better weather when hopefully more walkers will enjoy the pleasure.

Finally, well done to Steve Pennock who has now walked 500 miles with DVWG and also to David Richardson who passed 600 miles walked with the group on Sunday.