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Rowel logo - circular part of a spurRipon Rowel

80 km / 50 miles

N Yorkshire
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
Rowel logo - circular part of a spur
Average Gradients; Moorland; River; World Heritage Site; Heritage
Start and Finish
SE314710 - Ripon, N Yorkshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

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


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path
Along Path
Mallard Grange  (bookable online)
1 Km
25 Km
St George's Court  (bookable online)
1 Km
30 Km
1 Km
37 Km
West Leas Farm  (bookable online)
3 Km
38 Km
Bunk House
< 1 Km
48 Km
B & B Accommodation
Bank Villa  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
56 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