Tuesday, 14th May 2019

Walk: River Nidd, Swarcliffe, New Bridge, Catstone Wood, Brimham Lodge, Brimham Hall
Start Point: Summerbridge Grid Reference: SE 201 623
Distance: 11 miles Ascent: 1,680 feet
Time: 6 Hours
Weather: Hot and sunny all day

This walk started with a long section beside the River Nidd before leaving the Nidderdale Way at New Bridge. After crossing to the northern section of the Nidderdale Way fields were navigated to return to Summerbridge.

As we finished this walk quite early we decided to visit Coldstones Cut, a piece of public art on a monumental scale.

Walking close to the River Nidd . . .

we find some stepping stones . . .

which Marie considers crossing . . .

but decides against it

A perfect elevenses spot

This lovely old packhorse bridge dates from 1822
but probably uses materials from a much older one.

Refections on the River Nidd

A couple of helicopters come into view then go off in different directions, the closest one possibly going to the RAF base at Mildenhall

The entrance to Coldstones Cut . . .

which has two entrances leading to a higher section, one housing . . .

a 360 degree topograph

Royal Air Force Mildenhall

Dust created by a vehicle that has just driven . . .

into the lower reaches of the quarry

Interesting formation of rocks

There is also a reproduction limestone kiln but the disused ones seen on walks are much more ineteresting

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