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Rowel logo - circular part of a spurRipon Rowel

80 km / 50 miles

N Yorks
A route around the ancient city of Ripon, visiting villages, historic sites, wooded valleys, rivers, lakes and streams. The route on recognised public rights of way and permissive paths includes Markenfield Hall, the romantic and magnificent Fountains Abbey, Studley Water Gardens and Park and the beautiful St Mary's Church. There are visits to the tranquil River Skell's Valley of the Seven Bridges and to Eavestone Lakes, Dallowgill, Ilton-Cum-Pot and the quaint Druids Temple. On the return leg are the lovely valleys of the Rivers Burn and Ure along with Hackfall Woods and Ripon Parks with local fauna and flora.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Rowel logo - circular part of a spur Waymark: Rowel logo - circular part of a spur
Attributes: Moorland; River; World Heritage Site; Heritage
Start and Finish:
SE314710 - Ripon, N Yorks
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Open Date: 11/04/1996
Web Sites: Walking Britain - Ripon Rowel Walk Leg 1 (with links to Legs 2-5)
  Rotary Club of Ripon Rowels

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet: Ripon Rowel Walk (Russell Williams - 1996)
Badge: Badge for Ripon Rowel (Russell Williams)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 99
OS Landranger Active: 99
OS Explorer: 298299302
OS Explorer Active: 298299302

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
Hotels: The Royal Oak  (bookable online) < 1 Km < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ravencroft B&B  (bookable online) 1 Km < 1 Km
Hotels: The Crown Inn  (bookable online) 3 Km 6 Km
Other: Mallard Grange  (bookable online) 1 Km 26 Km
Other: Bay Tree Farm  (bookable online) 1 Km 26 Km
Other: St George's Court  (bookable online) 1 Km 31 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Moorhouse  (bookable online) < 1 Km 38 Km
Self-catering: West Leas Farm  (bookable online) 3 Km 38 Km
B & B Accommodation: Cowscot House  (bookable online) 3 Km 39 Km
Bunk House: Bivouac Bunkbarn < 1 Km 48 Km
Self-catering: Poppy Cottage, Masham  (bookable online) 4 Km 53 Km
B & B Accommodation: Hollybreen, Masham  (bookable online) 4 Km 53 Km
Hotels: Swinton Park  (bookable online) 1 Km 55 Km
B & B Accommodation: Bank Villa  (bookable online) < 1 Km 57 Km

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Connected Paths:

Path Highlights: Ripon Rowel Highlights
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Nidderdale Way; Ripon Rowel Highlights
Other Paths: Abbey Trail; Abbeys Amble; Aislabie Walk; Bay to Bay Walks; Grassington to East Coast Walk; Great English Walk; Head to Head; North of England Way; Sanctuary Way Walk; Trans Pennine Way; Way of the Roses; Yoredale Way
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Anytime Challenges: Trans-Dales Trail - 1; Trans-Dales Trail - 3


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Route Profile:

79.4 Km (49.3 miles)
1,130 m (3,707 ft) ascent
266 m (873 ft)  maximum height