Things to do and see

People have recognised Nidderdale as a fantastic place to visit in Yorkshire for a day out since Victorian times. This area of the Yorkshire Dales is home to beautiful scenery, lovely towns and villages and world class attractions that inspire great days out for all ages.

Nidderdale really does offer so many things to do.

Browse our attractions – from the well known National Trust visitor sites such as Brimham Rocks to smaller more local hidden gems like the Studfold Trail for a family day out.

Use our activity generator to help you narrow down your search for things to do that match your interests. From the best spots to see a great view to tips on stargazing and enjoying amazing dark skies you’ll find plenty of inspiration.

Take a look at our suggestions to get outdoors and active – walking, cycling, horse riding, climbing, caving, fishing and kayaking - if you’re looking for outdoor activities you’ve come to the right place!

Check out our information on local towns and villages – Pateley Bridge, Masham, Ilkley, Otley and the Washburn valley are great for days out in their own right or to use as a starting point for your outdoor activities.

Nidderdale AONB is home to internationally important explore wildlife species and habitats, - look at our tips on how and where to look.

Nidderdale has plenty of things to do, from days out with the kids to adrenalin filled outdoor activities, there really is something for everyone.

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Main image: Family anjoying activities at Studfold Explore, Discover and Learn Trail in Upper Nidderdale courtesy of Paul Harris.