Walking the Harrogate Ringway….. .

The Harrogate Ringway trail is a 21 mile circular route around the outskirts of Harrogate taking in Knaresborough along the way.  As we now have more time we decided it would be more enjoyable to do the walk over a couple of days rather than cramming it into one day.  Fortunately, we can pick up the path less than a mile from where we are currently staying so we didn’t have to detour too much.

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Views across fields towards Pannal.

 

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Who can resist a lamb??
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A legacy from the Tour de Yorkshire!

We did the north western route first taking us from Pannal across fields and lanes towards Harlow Carr Gardens.

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Woods beyond Harlow Carr.

The path then skirts around the back of the gardens and leads up to Birk Crag where we stopped for a bit of Yorkshire Parkin!

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Birk Crag.
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Irongate bridge – Harrogate’s oldest bridge.
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Triffids??!
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Spruisty Bridge.

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Eventually the path descends down the Nidd Gorge and follows the Nidd pretty much into Knaresborough.

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Bluebell Wood.
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Nidd Viaduct.
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River Nidd.

It took us about 5 hours and was about 13 miles so was a decent walk for us.  Then on Friday we went the other way taking in the Crimple Viaduct and pleasant paths leading into Knaresborough again.

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Near Fulwith Mill Lane.

A shorter walk which took about three hours.

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Crimple Viaduct in the distance.

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Crimple Viaduct from the other side.

 

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Crossing the bridge into Knaresborough.
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What a place to live!

We wanted to get into Knaresborough in time for some lunch as we had planned to watch The Tour de Yorkshire roll through the centre of town in the afternoon.  More on that tomorrow.

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We are Jane and Tim and we recently gave up our jobs and rented out our house to persue a life of travel across Europe in our motorhome called Ollie.

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