Nidderdale is on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales and is part of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Its landscape ranges from remote and wild gritstone to the west with its internationally important moorland, to the softer and more lowland eastern landscape. At its heart is the historic town of Pateley Bridge and nearby Bewerley.
Nidderdale is a popular place for people to visit both for its scenery and for the many local and nearby attractions, and there are many places to stay ranging from camping and caravanning sites to award winning hotels.
A visit to The Coldstones Cut is an essential part of any visit to Nidderdale. Perched on Greenhow Hill above Pateley Bridge, the sculpture offers spectacular views over the landscape of Nidderdale reaching as far as the Vale of York and York Minster.
From the viewing platforms provided by the Sculpture, you can see how the landscape has been shaped by centuries of agriculture, quarrying and mining. You can also look down into the spectacular Coldstones Quarry and watch the quarrying operation at England’s highest quarry. Adjacent to the Car Park is the restored Toft Gate Limekiln, which dates from 1860, one of only a couple of industrial sized kilns which still exist in the Dales.