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  Panoramic view of Upper Nidderdale from in front of Bruce Cottage

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Gouthwaite reservoir
As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Nidderdale has more than its fair share of breathtaking views and stunning scenery, including sights over both moor and farmland of Yorkshire. This special blend of beauty has appealed to artists and filmmakers alike, and Nidderdale scenery has featured in such films as ‘Wuthering Heights’ and ‘Fairy Tale - A True Story’.

The waters of Gouthwaite Reservoir have drawn birdwatchers to its shores for many years to see waders, gulls and migratory birds passing through. There have been sightings of Ospreys, Goshawk and Buzzards.
Pateley Bridge
The attractive town of Pateley Bridge offers a variety of specialist shops, including an excellent bakery and butchers, as well as tea rooms and the oldest sweet shop in Britain! The Nidderdale museum is situated near the centre, and Pateley has its own playhouse: the ‘Little Theatre of the Dales’.

For horse riders the Bewerley Riding Centre is only two miles away and there are many peaceful bridleways in Nidderdale.
Pateley High Street

There are many sights in the area that are definitely worth seeing during your stay.
Here are links to some Nidderdale based web sites and local places of interest.

  White Scar Caves Take a guided tour around these spectacular caves
  Brimham Rocks Unusual rock formations, a fun walk for all the family
  Black Sheep Brewery A visitor's centre for all the family and one of the finest beers in the land
  What to do in Yorkshire The official Yorkshire Tourist Board web site - What to do in Yorkshire Guide The Nidderdale web site - tourism
  Nidderdale Show The Nidderdale Show - Monday 20th September 2010
  Yorkshire Dales Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales
  Nidderdale Museum The Nidderdale Museum on
  Nidderdale visitor info Visitor information
  Nidderdale pubs Nidderdale pub guide
  Nidderdale Way The Nidderdale Way - The Ramblers' Association
53 mile circular walk around Nidderdale
  Grimwith reservoir Sailing & windsurfing 8 miles from Bruce Cottage
  Walks in Nidderdale Walking & cycling routes
  Mountain biking Upper Nidderdale - Mountain biking route
  Yorkshire Dales Fly Fishing Fly fishing and courses in the Yorkshire Dales
  Nidderdale Llamas Llama trekking for adults and children over 10

How to book

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