GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Newby Hall

1 miles (1 km)

This 18th century hall near Ripon has extensive grounds with views over the River Ure, herbaceous borders and woodland walks. The house is open to the public from 21 March until 1 October. It was originally built in the 1690s by Sir Christopher Wren.
The gardens are extensive and varied and include a rock garden, rose garden and tropical garden. The footpaths are well laid out and surfaced.
There's great facilities with ample parking, an adventure playground for children and a nice cafe.
After exploring the magnificent grounds you can extend your walk by picking up the Ripon Canal towpath which joins with the River Ure, just to the west of the house. The long distance Ripon Rowel also passes the house so you could pick this up to further explore the countryside and villages surrounding the Yorkshire cathedral city.
Also nearby is the magnificent Studley Park and Fountains Abbey where you will find 800 acres of parkland and gardens with miles of good footpaths to try.


HG4 5AE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Newby Hall OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Newby Hall Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's lovely coffee, cakes, sandwiches and the home made ice cream available in the on site cafe.

Dog Walking

There's a small dog walking area next to the car park but most of the grounds/gardens are not open to dogs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south of the hall there's the delightful Staveley Nature Reserve. The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve includes a series of lakes and watercourses where you can look for a variety of wildlife including otters and various wildfowl.
There's also the Boroughbridge Canal Walk which you can pick up just east of the hall.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Sylvias' Garden, Newby Hall - - 1572017

Sylvias' Garden, Newby Hall. A commemorative garden in the grounds of Newby Hall

Newby Hall, Herbaceous Borders - - 1544626

Herbaceous Borders. View of the hall showing the magnificent herbaceous borders in full bloom during the summer of 2009. The gardens, which have extensiveherbaceous bordersand woodland walks, were developed in their present form by Major Edward Compton, who took over Newby in 1921.

Miniature railway train at Newby Hall - - 137835

Miniature railway train at Newby Hall. In 1973, a miniature railway was constructed; it was enlarged in 1985. Running along the bank of the river, a train is pulled by a Battison-built 1/5-scale model of theRoyal Scot (6100)on Sundays and bank holidays.

Newby Hall - - 834965

A view of the western side of Newby Hall from across the Ure. The hall contains a collection of fine furniture and paintings


GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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