We’re looking forward to our not-quite-the-dawn-chorus bird walk with leading naturalist Nick Davies, at 7am on Saturday 6th August.
The walk will start in the hamlet of Wath, a couple of miles updale from Pateley Bridge. We’ll walk up through Spring Wood, towards Gouthwaite Reservoir and then back along the river to Wath.
There are a few things we’d like to make people wanting to come on the walk aware of.
The terrain: There are fairly steep, strenuous sections on this walk, on uneven surfaces as we head up Spring Wood and later return downhill towards Wath. Please wear suitable footwear.
Dogs: Are very welcome, but need to be kept on leads.
Parking: There is very limited parking in Wath. There are a few spaces at the bus stop on the main road from Pateley Bridge, before you cross the river to Wath. Please do not park in the Sportsman’s Arms car park. NiddFest is looking to arrange additional parking and we’ll let you know soonest about this.
Walking to Wath: Why not leave your car in Pateley Bridge and walk along the river to Wath? It’s a beautiful 30-40 mins walk. Park in one of Pateley’s car parks and follow the footpath beside the playground to Wath. You’ll cross a wide metal bridge after the caravan park and turn left, walking on the other side of the river to Wath. When you cross a narrow bridge at the end of fields, turn right on the road and you’ll see the Sportsman’s Arms a short distance away.
Travelling on to NiddFest events in Middlesmoor: The NiddFest bus will stop in Wath at 0910 and take you on to Middlesmoor in good time for the first talk by Adam Feinstein. Bus details at the bottom of the Getting Here/Getting Away page. It is essential to pre-book the bus. We cannot guarantee space on the bus without a pre-booked ticket.
Breakfast: The Sportsman’s Arms in Wath welcomes walkers to come for breakfast after the walk. The walk will finish at 0830 at the latest.
Please contact us if you require further information.
With best wishes from the NiddFest team.