Bewerley Industrial Heritage Trail

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Start: Nidderdale Museum, Pateley Bridge
Distance: 9 miles (14 km)
Grid Ref: SE158567
Climbing: 404 metres
Walk time: 4-5 hours
Days: 1

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Bewerley Industrial Heritage Trail is nine miles long with some steep ascents. The route follows Public Rights of Way with a small section of permissive paths. For hundreds of years man has exploited the rich mineral deposits of the landscape - lead, lime and stone. Explore almost a thousand years of lead mining history on this walk through stunning scenery. The route passes by a hand-cut level, the remains of old smelt mills and a unique 19th Century lime kiln around Pateley Bridge in the heart of Yorkshire's Nidderdale. Places of interest and sites visited on the walk, in order from start to finish and beginning at the Nidderdale Museum in Pateley Bridge include Bridgehouse Gate, Moorhouses, Toft Gate, Coldstones Quarry, Greenhow Hill and village, Cockhill and Providence Mine.

Useful Links:
My Walk of the Industrial Trail
Industrial Trail Guide and Map
Long Distance Walkers Association

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