Local info

Nidderdale has much to interest the visitor. Church Gate Farm is in the middle of the picturesque televised Emmerdale and Heartbeat country with nearby market towns featuring as regular film locations. http://www.nidderdale.co.uk/

Nearby is Pateley Bridge – Nidderdale’s historic “capital” town. http://www.aboutbritain.com/towns/pateley-bridge.asp

Brimham Rocks, with its fascinating strange rock formations is a must for any aspiring photographers. Walks around Brimham Rocks are plentiful and a National Trust Office is available on site for information. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-brimhamrocks

Howstean Gorge is a naturally formed river gorge, with entrance to a cave walk and sightseeing gallery. There is also an excellent restaurant. http://www.howstean.co.uk/

Over the moors behind Middlesmoor is to be found Scar House Reservoir. For the ramblers and hill walkers this is a splendid walk with breathtaking views culminating in a bird’s eye view of Scar House Reservoir. http://www.visitnidderdaleaonb.com/nidderdale-57

Harrogate, just eleven miles away, is a charming Victorian spa town, famous for its floral beauty and its unique “Stray” – 200 acres of grassland that virtually encircles the town centre. Visit the Royal Pump Room Museum, Royal Baths, Assembly Rooms, Harlow Carr Botanic Gardens and enjoy afternoon tea in Betty’s. http://www.harrogate.co.uk

The cathedral cities of Ripon and York, together with a wealth of historic houses, castles and abbeys are within easy driving distance. http://www.visityork.org/