Self-catering Lodges and Cottages – Nidderdale, Yorkshire Dales
Postcode for SAT NAV is HG3 4DR. Please note - This post code serves two addresses, so ignore the driveway marked ‘Private access’ and continue up the hill another 100 yards and then turn left immediately in front of Helme Pasture Lodges and Cottages.
However, for Fern Crag and Stone Croft lodges themselves, you will need to take the 'Private Access' driveway and then follow the signs for these lodges.
When you arrive in Summerbridge (from the B6165), at the crossroads immediately after the Flying Dutchman pub, turn right up Hartwith Bank. Helme Pasture Lodges and Cottages are situated approx. a quarter of a mile up the hill on the left hand side.
From the North (A1 at Ripon):
Travelling south along the A1 exit at junction 50 and follow the A61 towards Ripon. Go straight over the roundabout on the outskirts of Ripon and continue along the A61 Ripon bypass. Go straight over at the next 4 roundabouts following the signs for Harrogate. At the Ripley roundabout, take the third exit towards Pateley Bridge (B6165). Continue along this road going through the villages of Bedlam and Burnt Yates and follow the ‘From Summerbridge’ directions above.
From the South (A1 at Knaresborough):
Travelling north along the A1 exit at the A59 and travel towards Knaresborough. At the Flaxby Park roundabout continue straight on along the A59. At the first roundabout, take the third exit (turning right) continuing along the A59 into Knaresborough. Go through the centre of the town and at the T-junction/traffic lights turn left (and immediately get into the right-hand lane). After approx. 100 yards turn right onto the B6165 following the signs for Pateley Bridge. Continue along this road past the villages of Scotton and Nidd. At the first roundabout at Ripley take the third exit (turning right) onto the A61.At the second roundabout go straight over, towards Pateley Bridge on the B6165. Continue along this road going through the villages of Bedlam and Burnt Yates and follow the ‘From Summerbridge’ directions above.
Take the A59 from Skipton towards Harrogate. After Blubberhouses and Fewston Reservoir, turn left onto the B6451 towards Pateley Bridge. Go past the turning for Darley, through Dacre and Dacre Banks. In Summerbridge, at the cross roads (the Flying Dutchman pub is across the road on your right) go straight over up Hartwith Bank. Helme Pasture Lodges and Cottages are approx. a quarter of a mile up the hill on the left hand side.
The nearest train station is in Harrogate and the service runs regularly from Leeds and York. From Harrogate train station either a bus or taxi will be necessary to reach Summerbridge. There is a taxi rank immediately outside the station exit.
The bus station is adjacent to Harrogate train station (come out of the exit and turn right. The stop is approx. 200 yards down the main road). The number 24 runs hourly and travels from Harrogate to Pateley Bridge passing through Summerbridge. Once leaving the bus at Summerbridge bus shelter cross the road opposite Summerbridge General Store. Walk up the road towards the Flying Dutchman Pub. Turn left up Hartwith Bank to walk up the steep hill to Helme Pasture Lodges and Cottages which are approx. a quarter of a mile up the hill on the left hand side.
The nearest airport is Leeds/Bradford Airport. Taxis are available from the airport.