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Most of the route is accessible by bike, may need to dismount in certain areas. Some of the signage could do with maintenance and be a bit more prominent in a few areas. Also be aware that it intersects the Knaresborough Round, the plus side...More
We have walked on different sections of the Ripon Rowel over the years and most are very pleasant. Highlights would be Hackfall, Druids temple and around the Fountains Abbey estate. Be aware though this is a promoted trail, in summer several parts can be badly...More
We enjoyed this easy walk following the river with views of Ripon Cathedral skirting the edge of Ripon. A peaceful place to walk. Popular with dog walkers. With the use of our ordinance survey map we were able to extend the walk past the golf...More
Apparently this is a 50 mile circular walk covering four stages The part that we walked started in Ripon and took in the scenic views of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Gardens. A pleasant ramble through part of Gods Own Country.
I haven't completed this excellent walk and just like most people I dip in and out of it as time and energy demand. A major feature of this walk is the varied landscape that takes in canal, riverside, woods and open countryside, and includes more...More
Basically a circular walk, completed in sections. Total distance some 60 miles. Best to break into 3 to 4 days sections. Varied landscape, Fountains Abbey, Littlethorpe, South stanly, the river walk, canal and the northerly section over towards Masham and West Tanfield. Back along the...More
We started and finished in Sawley. It was a most pleasant and interesting walk. Well sign posted and mostly easy walking. We stayed at Mickley B&B which was great and finished off with a lovely meal at the Sawley Arms. Worth a go !
The Ripon Rowel is a 50 mile walk to and from Ripon. It takes in the fascinating town of Ripon, with its impressive Cathedral and it's old streets and buildings. The Rowel Walk, recognisable on the Public Footpaths with its symbol of a spur (spurs...More