Cycle route signs on Slingsby Walk

Harrogate District Cycle Action would like to gather ideas for improvements to existing cycle routes, and for new routes. We’re also very happy to hear ideas about how to make it easier to get around on foot.

We have used the Harrogate District wards to divide up Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, and the rest of Harrogate District, and we’d like to collect ideas for active travel improvements according to these wards.

Tell us your ideas for active travel improvements

We would very much appreciate supporters‘ ideas for active travel improvements – what must change to make cycling and walking easier in Harrogate District?

How can you tell us your ideas? There are three options.

1) Use the comments on the relevant ward page

Please choose the page for the relevant ward (e.g. Stray, Oatlands or Pannal) and add your idea to the comments. The wards in Harrogate itself are on this page, below; for the wards in Knaresborough, see Knaresborough areas.

Check which ward it is on the Harrogate District wards map.

2) Add your idea to our Harrogate District Active Travel Suggestions Map

If you prefer, you can add your comments via our HDCA active travel suggestions map. Please get in touch and ask for authorisation to edit the map.

3) Contact us if you’d like to write a blog post

If you would like to set out your ideas in more detail, please contact us and let us know. We would be very happy for you to use your local expertise to set out ideas in a blog post or on a specific page of this site.

Harrogate wards

They wards in Harrogate District are shown on this Harrogate District map, and on individual PDF maps found on this HBC web page. The wards are listed below, with links to a page for each ward.


Stray ward includes:

  • South Drive/St James’s Drive/Stray Rein
  • Slingsby Walk
  • Oatlands Drive


Oatlands ward includes:

  • the A61 Leeds Road as far as Norfolk Road/Tewit Well Road
  • Leadhall Lane
  • Fulwith Mill Lane & the routes off it to the Crimple Valley and to Hornbeam Park
  • Hornbeam Park Avenue & the Yorkshire Showground Greenway
  • Hookstone Road


Hookstone ward includes:

  • Hookstone Drive, Hookstone Chase & part of Forest Moor Road
  • Yorkshire Showground Greenway
  • Stonefall Park route to Plompton Park
  • NCN67 route from the Showground to Crimple Lane & Rudding Lane


Pannal ward includes:

  • new cycle facilities built in conjuction with the Bellway housing development at the old Dunlopillo site
  • Green Lane
  • (in conjunction with Oatlands ward) Leadhall Lane

St Georges

St Georges ward includes:

  • Otley Road
  • West End Avenue
  • Arthurs Avenue
  • Pannal Ash Road & Richmond Avenue
  • Green Lane
  • the paths near Rossett School & Rossett Nature Reserve
  • Parsons Intake
  • Leadhall Lane
  • Harrogate Cricket Club
  • St George’s Road & the A61 roundabout


Harlow ward includes:

  • Otley Road
  • Beckwith Head Road
  • Crag Lane
  • Pinewoods
  • Beckwith Road
  • Harlow Moor Road

Valley Gardens

Valley Gardens ward includes:

  • Beech Grove
  • Otley Road
  • Queens Road
  • Cold Bath Road
  • Harlow Moor Drive & Valley Drive
  • Valley Gardens
  • Harlow Moor Road


Central ward includes:

  • West Park
  • Victoria Avenue
  • Station Parade
  • South Park Road
  • Queen Parade/Station Avenue
  • North Park Road
  • East Parade
  • Kings Road
  • Studley Road, Franklin Road, Franklin Mount, and the railway crossing


Duchy ward includes:

  • Cornwall Road
  • Penny Pot Lane
  • Duchy Road
  • Kent Road
  • Oakdale/Oakdale Glen


Saltergate ward includes:

  • Jennyfield Drive
  • link from Oaker Bank to Heather Way
  • some painted lines on Skipton Road pavement

New Park

New Park ward includes:

  • links from Oakdale Glen
  • Jennyfield Drive
  • crossing opposite the Coop to the Hydro
  • painted white line on Skipton Road pavement
  • Knox Mill Lane

Coppice Valley

Coppice Valley ward includes:

  • Luchon Way
  • residential roads around two primary schools
  • A59 Skipton Road & Roberts Crescent

Bilton Grange

Bilton Grange ward includes:

  • A59 Skipton Road
  • Crab Lane/Knox Lane
  • top of Bilton Lane

Old Bilton

Old Bilton ward includes:

  • Bilton Lane
  • Nidderdale Greenway

Bilton Woodfield

Bilton Woodfield ward includes:

  • Nidderdale Greenway
  • path linking Greenway to Bilton Lane/Hall Lane
  • Woodfield Road

High Harrogate

High Harrogate ward includes

  • York Place, Empress roundabout, A59
  • Granby Road
  • East Parade/Dragon Parade/Regent Parade
  • the Dragon cycleway
  • Claro Road
  • Ainsty Road
  • Claro Way


Kingsley ward includes:

  • A59 Knaresborough Road
  • Granby Road & route to Birstwith Road
  • Kingsley Drive


Fairfax ward includes:

  • Willaston Road
  • A59 Knaresborough Road
  • Lancaster Park Road
  • Wetherby Road


Starbeck ward includes:

  • A59
  • The Avenue
  • the railway path to Bilton Lane
  • Bogs Lane

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