Pateley Bridge is a haven for nature lovers, offering countless opportunities to explore the breathtaking landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. On alighting the bus, there’s lovely walks to be enjoyed  along the Nidderdale Way, a scenic 53-mile walking route that winds through lush meadows, tranquil rivers, and ancient woodlands. For a more challenging hike, ascend to the summit of nearby peaks such as Brimham Rocks or Stump Cross Caverns, where panoramic views of the surrounding countryside await. It’s an enchanted part of the UK and the Upper Valley boasts the incredible limestone How Stean Gorge, dubbed ‘Little Switzerland’ by Victorian climbers, and the unspoilt, cobblestoned village of Middlesmoor which dates back to the 12th Century. In the Middle Valley is Brimham Rocks, an extraordinary collection of wacky, eccentric, weird shaped rock formations which are part of 50 acres of Brimham Moor. Meanwhile, in the Lower Valley is Ripley Castle, with its amazing glorious gardens, courtesy of Capability Brown.

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