The Bilton Heritage Trail - Old Bilton and the Nidd Gorge
Sponsored by Bilton Gala Committee.
Appreciate the history of the area by walking through the Nidd Gorge with the aid of this illustrated leaflet.
Although this path is known to many, the industrial activities within the Gorge and ancient Bilton Park of the 18th and early 19th centuries remain less so. Notes and pictures point to evidence which still remains of the considerable activities which once characterised the area.
Features along the route include:
- Old Bilton
- Panoramic view from Milners Lane at a point formerly named Beacon Hill
- Old river crossings and remains of old weir
- "Engine Race"
- Coalpits Wood
- Limekiln Plantation
- 18th century Gardeners Arms
Included is a short history of Bilton's historical background.
Published in 2015 price £ 0.50.