Welcome to Nidderdale

Rightly proud of its place within the Dales, Nidderdale is for many the favourite Dale. It truly deserves its status as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its stunning moorland scenery and tapestry of lush green meadows.

Bordered by the Yorkshire Dales National Park and close to the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey, Nidderdale is that unique blend of ingredients, mixed in the right proportions and painted in the right colours – whatever the season – that has had a timeless appeal to artists, photographers and film makers. Its landscape has starred in such classics as ‘Wuthering Heights’ and Mel Gibson’s ‘Fairy Tale – a True Story’.

The River Nidd flows the length of the Dale from its origins on the slopes of Great Whernside, through the splendidly engineered Victorian Reservoirs of Angram and Scar House, to the tranquility of the highly prized bird sanctuary at Gouthwaite.

Unspoilt by its rich heritage, Nidderdale’s charm belies its proximity to the vibrant city of Leeds, the cathedral cities of York and Ripon, the genteel spa town of Harrogate and the bustling markets of Skipton.
Nidderdale is joined to the wider community by excellent motorway and rail connections, Leeds/Bradford airport, and the ferry port of Hull with its links to Europe.

Nidderdale - naturally a better place!

© Nidderdale Chamber of Trade, 2014 This web site has been developed under the auspices of Nidderdale Business Association.

Contact information

Nidderdale Business Association
E-mail: Nidderdale Chamber of Trade
Nidderdale Chamber of Trade
39 High Street
Pateley Bridge