Outdoor and active

With 600km2 of stunning landscape and 900km of rights of way to explore Nidderdale AONB has some of the best opportunities for outdoor activities in Yorkshire, if not the whole of the UK.

As you’d expect this beautiful corner of the Yorkshire Dales has fantastic walking routes in spades! Take a look at our walking pages for some lovely walking route suggestions. You can also find out about long distance trails that cut through Nidderdale AONB and learn more about open access

Our cycling pages have lots of great ideas for cycling routes in Nidderdale AONB – whether road cycling or mountain biking are your thing, you’ll find plenty to go at, as well as ideas for family cycle rides.

Nidderdale AONB’s reservoirs are a brilliant resource for fishing, and kayaking and the AONB’s underlying geology lends itself to climbing and caving. If your ideal way of exploring the outdoors is on horseback, take a look at our horse riding information to find out more.

Browse these pages to get inspired and get out there!

Photo Credits: 

Main image: Walkers above Gouthwaite Reservoir courtesy of Janina Holubecki.