GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ripon Rowel

50 miles (80 km)

This is a circular walk around the Yorkshire city of Ripon, visiting South Stainley, Markington and Masham. Highlights of the walk include two delightful waterside sections - first along the Ripon Canal at the start of the walk at Ripon, then along the River Ure at Masham. The walk also visits the National Trust owned Studley Park and Fountains Abbey. A designated World Heritage Site which has an area of 323 hectares (800 acres) and features an 18th century landscaped garden, some of the largest Cistercian ruins in Europe, a Jacobean mansion and a Victorian church designed by William Burges. It was developed around the ruins of the Cistercian Fountains Abbey.
The walk also visits Eavestone Lakes, the 18th century Newby Hall, Hackfall Woods and the splendid, moated 14th century house at Markenfield Hall. You will also pass through the beautiful valleys of the Rivers Burn and Ure on this varied walk.

Ripon Rowel OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ripon Rowel Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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Ripon Cathedral

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Along the Ripon Canal near Ripon

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The moated Markenfield Hall

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Water Gardens at Studley Park

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Ancient Folly Druid's Temple

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River Ure from Hackfall Wood

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River Ure near Ripon

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Returning to Ripon

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GPS Files

GPX File

Ripon Rowel.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Ripon Rowel.mmo (right click - 'Save As')