Ripon Rowel

A long distance path of 50 miles in North Yorkshire which begins and ends in the City of Ripon. The route includes Fountains Abbey, Studley Park, Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the cathedral city itself. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Ripon
Distance: 50 miles (80 km)
Grid Ref: SE314710
Climbing: 1,195 metres
Walk time: 20-25 hours
Days: 3-5

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Ripon Rowel long distance footpath 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. The route travels through the villages of North Stainley, Mickley, Masham, Dallowgill, Grantley, past Fountains Abbey and then Markington and back up to Ripon through South Stainley and Bishop Monkton.

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