To start your visit head for the only town in Nidderdale, Pateley Bridge. To get there by car using Sat Nav key in HG3 5AW to get to the very centre. Once in Pateley Bridge there is a tourist information centre and maps around the town showing local visitor attractions and the wider AONB and what it has to offer.
By bus: the Transdev Harrogate & District number 24 service runs regularly from Harrogate into the AONB through Lower Nidderdale to Pateley Bridge. Harrogate is easily accessible by bus from surrounding towns and cities such as York, Leeds, Ripon, Knaresborough, Wetherby, Bradford, Ilkley and Otley. Leeds, Harrogate, York, Ripon and Thirsk are also served by National Express coaches.
By train: the nearest train station is Harrogate with regular services from Leeds and York.
By plane: the nearest airport is Leeds Bradford International Airport and a regular bus service (737) runs from the airport to Harrogate.
By road: the AONB is easily accessible from the A1 (M) and the A61 to the east and the A65, A59, M65 and M62 to the south.
For more information on public transport in and around Nidderdale AONB, see the DalesBus website. For more information on getting here see the Traveline website.
There are bus routes throughout the AONB. For timetable information go to www.dalesbus.org
Visitors can travel by train as far as Leeds, York and Harrogate. For more information go to www.eastcoast.co.uk