Attending a conference, visiting on holiday or planning to see one of Harrogate's many exhibitions or shows?

Use the journey planner or download the Open Harrogate smartphone app to find your way around, discover Harrogate’s hidden secrets, or just get to your hotel, meeting venue or conference as quickly and simply as possible.


We all know Harrogate is a great place to live, but we can make it better by thinking about the way we travel around.

Walking and cycling enable you to enjoy your surroundings and give you time to better appreciate your local environment.  Using public transport helps to reduce congestion, improve the environment and it's easier and quicker than you might think. 

Open Harrogate is a website and mobile phone application that aims to make your journeys in and around Harrogate easy and enjoyable. Open Harrogate is also an inspirational tool that will help you explore the town for fun or simply find the places that you want to go to. The central aim of Open Harrogate is that of promoting cycling, walking, and public transport options as enjoyable and fulfilling alternatives to car use.

By using more sustainable modes of local travel you can experience Harrogate in a new light and find your overall quality of life improved.

Open Harrogate is funded by the Department of Transport through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund and by North Yorkshire County Council working closely with Visit Harrogate and Harrogate Borough Council.

Valley Gardens

Valley Gardens is a stunning public gardens with playgrounds and a skate park, café and boating lake.  From the heart of the gardens you can walk through the Pinewoods to RHS Harlow Carr. The route takes just 15 minutes and is 1m in length.

Valley gardens harrogate

Beryl Burton

One of the greatest of all women cyclists Beryl Burton lived and cycled in Knaresborough for most of her career. Throughout the 60’s and 70’s Beryl dominated women’s cycling in the UK and her 12hour distance record still stands to this day.

Berly Burton