Come and explore Beautiful Nidd Gorge with us taking in the history, wildlife, and management of this ancient woodland close to Knaresborough and Harrogate in North Yorkshire.  This two-hour volunteer-led walk is a fascinating insight into this woodland.  The walk is free but booking essential.

Don't forget

Remember to wrap up warm and prepare for all weather as we can’t promise sunshine. Please wear stout footwear.

Please be aware there are no toilet facilities.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. 

When and where

  • Date: Tuesday 5 October, 11.00am - 1.00pm.
  • Price: Free, but donations to support the management of our woodlands are welcome.
  • Location: From the A1, take exit 47 onto the A59 towards Harrogate and York. Follow the A59 over one roundabout and at the second roundabout take the third exit to follow the A59. Continue into Knaresborough and onto High Street. From High Street, take the B6165 towards Ripley. After around 2.4km (1.5 miles) you will find the car park just before Scotton Drive.
  • Dogs: Well-behaved dogs are on leads welcome.
  • Access: Nidd Gorge site is steep in places. Paths may include steps and boardwalks, and they can be slippery in wet weather. Some surfaces are made up of stone but this walk is not suited to people with additional mobility requirements.
  • Parking: There is a small car park on the left-hand side of the B6165 when travelling from Knaresborough to Ripley.

How to book

Booking is essential as places are limited. To book, please email

A Woodland Trust Wood

Nidd Gorge

Bilton Banks Harrogate

45.98 ha (113.62 acres)

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