Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership

The Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership is a four year Heritage Lottery funded partnership programme that is working to conserve and enhance the unique natural and cultural heritage of Upper Nidderdale

Upper Nidderdale is a distinctive, deeply rural, upland valley of 158 square kilometres in the heart of Nidderdale AONB.

The area is characterised by the contrasting nature of the vast, windswept high moorlands and the narrow dale below, with its patchwork of fields enclosed by dry stone walls, small stone-built villages and the imposing reservoirs at Angram, Scar and Gouthwaite. Pateley Bridge, a small market town of 1,140 people, is the largest settlement and lies at the foot of the dale.

The Landscape Partnership brings together local communities, volunteers, farmers, land managers and a wide range of organisations to:

  • conserve and enhance the area’s rich historic environment and cultural heritage for current and future generations
  • support a diverse and resilient network of wildlife habitats through the efforts of the dale’s sustainable upland farming community
  • help a wide range of people of all ages to discover, appreciate and enjoy Upper Nidderdale
  • help visitors to access, on the ground and online, Upper Nidderdale’s natural environment and heritage features
  • inspire Upper Nidderdale’s communities to learn from the area’s heritage past to help to develop a sustainable rural future.

Find out much more about the Upper Nidderdale Landscape partnership at uppernidderdale.org.uk