There has been a significant step forward in the project to extend the Nidderdale Greenway to Pateley Bridge and beyond to Wath.
On 20th August 2021 North Yorkshire County Council agreed to participate in a steering group and to support the proposed extension.
A Feasibility Study dated July 2021 was published as part of the NYCC meeting minutes. It details the proposed route, largely using the disused Nidd Valley railway line.
The next steps include:
- ecological assessment
- public consultation
- access agreements
- detailed design
- planning permission
- funding applications
- phased construction
A Nidderdale Greenway Trust could be set up.