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Rowel logo - circular part of a spurRipon Rowel

N Yorkshire

80 km / 50 miles
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.


Waymark: Rowel logo - circular part of a spur
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Rowel logo - circular part of a spur
Attributes: Average Gradients
World Heritage Site
Start and Finish: SE314710 - Ripon, N Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 11/04/1996
Web Sites: Walking Britain - Ripon Rowel Walk Leg 1 - Ripon to South Stainley Rotary Club of Ripon Rowels Walking Britain - Ripon Rowel Walk Leg 2 - South Stainley to Sawley Walking Britain - Ripon Rowel Walk Leg 3 - Sawley to Ilton Walking Britain - Ripon Rowel Walk Leg 4 - Ilton to Grewelthorpe Walking Britain - Ripon Rowel Walk Leg 5 - Grewelthorpe to Ripon

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Ripon Rowel Walk  (Rotary Club of Ripon Rowels  - 2014 )
Badge Badge for Ripon Rowel  (Rotary Club of Ripon Rowels )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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 298, 299, 302
OS Explorer Active 298, 299, 302

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

1 km
37 km

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Route Profile:

79.1 km (49.2 miles)
1,121 m (3,678 ft) ascent
266 m (873 ft)  maximum height

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