GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ripley Castle Walk

1 miles (2.2 km)

Explore the grounds of this Grade I listed14th-century country house on this circular walk in Ripley, North Yorkshire.
There's nice trails to follow around the large ornamentallake and through the deer park. Here you can look out for a variety of wildlife including fallow deer, rabbits, squirrels, heron, canada and greylag geese, mallard, teal and wigeon, pheasants and woodpeckers.
There's also a beautiful walled garden and pleasure grounds which contain a collection of specimen trees from around the world including thousands of spring flowering bulbs, daffodils, narcissi, snowdrops, aconites and bluebells.
Also of interest is the guided tour where you learn all about the castle's history and enjoy six of the rooms including the Library, Drawing rooms, Tower room and Knights Chamber.
The Nidderdale Way long distance trail passes to the south of the castle. To extend your walk you could follow the trail west through Hollybank Wood to Hampsthwaite, enjoying views of the River Nidd as you go.
The castle is located just a few miles north of Harrogate where you can pick up the Harrogate Ringway and visit the splendid Nidd Gorge.
You could visit the castle from Harrogate by following the Nidderdale Greenway shared walking and cycle path from the town centre.

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Ripley Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ripley Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Ripley

  • Harrogate Ringway - This is a 20 mile circular walk around Harrogate
  • Harrogate to Knaresborough - A riverside walk between these two attractive Yorkshire towns
  • Nidderdale Way - Explore beautiful Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales on this circular walk
  • Nidd Gorge - Explore this beautiful river gorge on this waterside walk in Knaresborough
  • Nidderdale Greenway - This traffic free route, follows the Nidderdale Greenway from Harrogate to Ripley in Yorkshire
  • Birstwith - This pretty village is located in theHarrogate districtofNorth Yorkshire

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Follow the Nidderdale way south west and you will soon come to the neighbouring village of Birstwith. It's a nice place for a stroll with riverside trails, an old mill, a weir, a picturesque mill race and an old packhorse bridge to see.

Photos

Ripley Castle reflections - geograph.org.uk - 1490758

Ripley Castle reflections

The grounds of Ripley Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1490764

The grounds of Ripley Castle

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Ripley Castle

On Hollybank Lane - geograph.org.uk - 1542728

On Hollybank Lane

Ripley (8030718003)

Ripley village

Gardens at Ripley Castle - panoramio

Gardens at Ripley Castle

Gatehouse Ripley Castle - panoramio

Gatehouse Ripley Castle

Daffodils at Ripley Castle - panoramio

Daffodils at Ripley Castle

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Ripley Castle.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Ripley Castle.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)