Landscape Matters: Exploring future implications of landscape-scale conservation

Thursday 13 September, 10:00am – 4:30pm, Bishopside and Bewerley Memorial Hall, Pateley Bridge. Free but booking essential (includes lunch and refreshments)

Find out about some of our key achievements under the themes of rural economy, heritage skills and cultural heritage and hear how these contribute to the national picture of landscape-scale conservation.

Programme available here: Landscape Matters

Download flyer here: Save the Date

Site visits and guided walks (optional, booking essential):

Wednesday 12 September (2pm – 5pm)
  • Guided walk from Pateley Bridge taking in Scot Gate Ash quarry and the ruins of the 14th century St Mary’s Church.
  • Visit to Iron Age and Romano-British sites identified and excavated as part of the Our Farm Heritage project – led by Iron Age (Nidderdale) Community Archaeology Group.
Friday 14 September (10am – 1pm)
  • Guided walk from Pateley Bridge to Wath taking in the wetlands of Nidd Marsh views across Gouthwaite Reservoir nature reserve and traditional Yorkshire Dales Hay Barns at Spring Wood Top farm.
  • Visit an Upper Nidderdale farm and discuss the lessons learned through the Upper Nidderdale Facilitation Fund – led by Marian Wilby, Nidderdale AONB’s Land Manangement Advisor.

End of Scheme Celebration (optional, booking essential):

Thursday 13 September (6:30pm – 9:30pm, includes supper). An opportunity to join us in celebrating the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership. Find out more here.


Landscape Matters Conference – Conference

Site Visits – Archaeological Discoveries / Wildlife and Farm Conservation

Guided Walks – Scot Gate Ash / Wath

End of Scheme Celebration – Celebration


A list of accommodation can be found at the end of our Nidderdale Way Guide: Here, or on the Visit Harrogate website: Here

All details subject to change