Through the Nidd Gorge
Anne Richards was our leader on Saturday's walk. Starting from Trinity Church the group walked across the Stray to High Harrogate and on to Bogs Lane via Silverfields Road and Kingsley Drive. The cycle track from Starbeck to Bilton, normally very easy walking, was iced over in parts leading to a temporary slowing of the pace. Leaving the track, the group of twelve walkers turned right, to pick up the footpath past Valley Farm. A squall of rain greeted our entry into Nidd Gorge via Milners Lane. The River Nidd was in full flow and we enjoyed good conditions underfoot, helped by the considerable amount of boardwalk maintained by The Bilton Conservation Group. The final stretch into Knaresborough followed The Harrogate Ringway to High Bridge. After lunch in the grounds of Conyngham Hall, the group returned to Harrogate via Forest Head and Longlands Farms.