Explore key points in Upper Nidderdale’s past
A landscape steeped in the past and looking to the future; humans have influenced Upper Nidderdale over thousands of years, with successive generations finding different ways to exploit the area’s rich resources, leaving their mark as clues for future generations. These clues make up a landscape of features from many different periods, some survive as standing remains and others as the ‘lumps and bumps’ beneath your feet.
Life in Upper Nidderdale up to AD450
AD450–1540: clearing the land
AD1540–1900: a landscape of industry
AD1900 onwards: dramatic changes