Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire
The old lead mining town, Pateley Bridge, is situated on the River Nidd in Nidderdale an area of natural beauty. The small market town’s rural charm and narrow cobbled streets attract visitors’ year upon year.
Pateley Bridge has also been renowned for offering inspiration to many artists due to its delightful views and tranquil vibe and during the summer months Pateley is decorated with attractive floral displays.
The Nidderdale Way is a fantastic 53 mile circular walk that starts and finishes in Pateley Bridge. The Nidderdale Way takes you through the contrasting landscapes that Nidderdale offers. You’ll walk through lush rolling hills, hike up high moors, wonder past rural farms and stroll along riverbanks and reservoirs…and when you’re finished your back where you started for a well-deserved pint.
Pateley Bridge’s lead mining and rural history is on show in the award winning Nidderdale Museum. The Nidderdale Museum is set up in what was once a Victorian workhouse, which in itself reeks with history. History lovers will be in awe at the fascinating exhibits that tell the story of the harsh but beautiful Dales life. The exhibits include a cobbler’s shop, general store, school room, Victorian parlour, chemists and joiners.
The Pateley Bridge Butchers
We are huge fans of Kendall’s Farm Butchers and frequent the Harrogate shop regularly. Those visiting Pateley are in for a treat as Pateley Bridge is home to the original shop. As you’re in Yorkshire it would be rude not to treat yourself to one of their beautiful pork pies…we’d recommend the pork pie with stuffing, yum! Nip across the street after to the oldest sweet shop in England for some traditional Yorkshire Mix.
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