What’s on in Nidderdale

2nd – 5th May 2019 – Tour de Yorkshire – (check for road closures –

27th July 2019 – 28th July 2019 – 1940’s Weekend – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

23rd September 2019 (Monday) – Nidderdale Show

Taking place every September, the annual Nidderdale Show is not to be missed.  Classes for horses, dogs, sheep, cattle, pigs and small animals.  There are also lots of trade stands and shopping, plus brass bands and a ‘main event’ which is different each year.

27th – 28th September 2019 –  UCI Road World Championships Yorkshire 2019.

The world’s best cyclists will be coming through Nidderdale and Pateley Bridge twice during the nine day race.

On the Friday 27th September 2019, the ‘Men’s Under 23 Road Race’ (Doncaster to Harrogate) cyclists will be coming from the direction of Ripon to Pateley Bridge, up gruelling ‘Greenhow Hill’ before heading back to Harrogate to finish the race.

On Saturday 28th September 2019 the ‘Women Elite Road Race’ (Bradford to Harrogate) will be coming from the direction of Menwith Hill towards Summerbridge, to Pateley Bridge, Lofthouse, up the fearsome ‘Trapping Hill’ towards Masham before heading back to Harrogate to finish the race.

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Places to eat

Pateley Bridge has a number of cafes, pubs, restaurants and takeaways within easy walking distance of Riverside Caravan Park. The Nidderdale website has a full list of local food establishments.

Places to visit

  • Fountains Abbey

    Fountains Abbey

    Fountains Abbey

    One of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries in England. Owned by the National Trust it is a Grade I listed building a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  • How Stean Gorge


    How Stean Gorge

    How Stean Gorge a spectacular natural chasm, almost a kilometre in length and up to 20 metres (80 feet) deep. A playground for gorge walking and gorge scrambling enthusiasts, How Stean Gorge also offer canoe and kayak trips, along with abseiling, caving and their new Via Ferrata.

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  • Lightwater Valley


    Lightwater Valley

    A theme park and separate shopping village, Lightwater Valley offers something for the whole family. Rollercoasters, the UK’s first Angry Birds activity park, falconry displays, farm visits and special events at Halloween and Bonfire Night.

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  • Nidderdale Museum

    Nidderdale Museum

    Nidderdale Museum

    Discover the local history of Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale, located in the old Workhouse. The museum has a number of themed rooms and lots of fascinating exhibits, documenting the rural history of the local area from pre-history to the present day. There is a souvenir shop open during museum hours.

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  • Stump Cross Caverns


     Stump Cross Caverns

    A natural limestone cave system running under Nidderdale and Wharfedale, it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and contains interesting stalagmite formations. Prehistoric reindeer, wolverine and bison remains have been found. The show caves have a restaurant and souvenir shop.

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