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Ripon

North Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Ripon and Boroughbridge, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Masham, Pateley Bridge, Pickhill, Thirsk

England / North Yorkshire / Ripon

Ripon’s seven Slow Ways are 64% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 6/7
verified: 3/7
and surveyed: 2/7

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Slow Way Route To do
Harrogate—Ripon
Harrip one Verify me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 199m Descent 283m
Harrogate—Ripon
Harrip two Verify me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 310m Descent 392m
Masham—Ripon
Masrip one Survey me Distance 22km/13mi Ascent 195m Descent 242m
Pateley Bridge—Ripon
Patrip one Enjoy me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 493m Descent 412m
Ripon—Boroughbridge
Ripbor one Verify me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 103m Descent 79m
Ripon—Boroughbridge
Ripbor two Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Ripon—Knaresborough
Ripkna one Enjoy me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 212m Descent 252m
Ripon—Pickhill
Rippic one Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 103m Descent 91m
Ripon—Thirsk
Ripthi one Pioneer me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 137m Descent 141m

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Collective progress

64% of Ripon’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

8/9

reviewed

3/9

surveyed

3/9

verified

8 people have contributed to Ripon’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Ripon

150km out of 175km have been walked and reviewed

333km of reviews have been shared in Ripon

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although alongside the river Ure for much of the route the way was quite a pleasant and easy walk....

Tim Ryan

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Ripon—Boroughbridge

Tim Ryan added Ripbor two, a new walk from Ripon to Boroughbridge

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An interesting route, mostly secluded paths and lanes to the North and mostly paved route south of Ripley. A very good local store in Ripley....

Ross

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I totally agree with the comments made by reviewer 1 that the detour from the river into Bishop Monkton is unnecessary unless you wish to call there for refreshments - there is a pub there. Also it is possible to continue on pavement along Bar lane between Boroughbridge and Roeckiffe. Both options make for a shorter and more direct equally enjoyable walk....

Tim Ryan

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There is a wide variety of beautiful scenery with fantastic views of Nidderdale from the Panorama Walk out of Pateley Bridge, lovely woodland walking round Eavestone Lake and in Skell Bank Wood and the magnificent walk through Studley Deer Park, with views of Ripon Cathedral in the distance....

RCS

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We walked from Boroughbridge to Ripon in mid June following the Slow Ways path, including the diversion through Bishop Monkton which is unneccesary unless you need to go into the village - the footpath continues alongside the river. There is a nature reserve (Ripon City Wetlands) between the canal, river and racecourse, and an alternative to keeping by the canal would be a slightly longer walk through the reserve and then along the river Ure to Hewick Bridge and up the river Skell into Ripon....

FreeRangeHuman

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Great views, good pub at West Tanfield, very little road walking....

Tim Ryan

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Mostly on roads, which are unpaved off the main roads but fairly quiet, fairly wide and with grass verges for the most part....

Tim Ryan

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The path is now officially diverted to go round Ashbrook Farm (North of Bishop Monkton). A section of the path between Ashbrook Farm and the Ripon Canal has also been diverted3...

Chrisl

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Mainly well signed, some footpaths in Hackness Woods paths aren't in very good condition but can be avoided by using the estate maintained footpaths which will eventually bring you out in the right place. 1 awkward ditch (see photo 1)just before going up good steps about 1.5 miles from Masham. Pub and shop at West Tanfield....

Sandra Blyton

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Sandra Blyton took this photo on Masrip one

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Descending along Whitcliffe Lane, after Whitcliffe Hall, watch out for a path on the left hand side leading into Whitcliffe Wood (see photo)....

Chrisl

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Harrogate—Ripon

Chrisl added Harrip two, a new walk from Harrogate to Ripon

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The previous excellent review says almost all there is to say about this lovely walk and I have only a few additional comments....

Chrisl

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The route leaves Harrogate on the Nidderdale Greenway, a Sustrans cycle/pedestrian asphalted path to Ripley, mainly built along the old railway line to Pateley Bridge. The path leaves the Nidderdale Way at High Cayton farm and continues on to Markington over a mixture of arable and grazing land for cows. The path continues round the cricket and football field, leaving the football field up 4 or 5 steep steps (in need of repair) towards Ingerthorpe where it joins the Ripon Rowel path on to Markington Hall. The route leaves the Ripon Rowel at Whitcliffe Hall farm and then follows a long very quiet single track road, with good views of Ripon Minster, to Hell Wath Nature reserve before dropping down to the River Skell for the final approach to Ripon....

RCS

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Great easy to follow route, well signed and used...

Steve S

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A great route following the canal out of Ripon then fields, tracks and paths....

Ross

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I had a problem with lovely cows in a field at Brearton, but this can be avoided by turning right instead of left at Brearton and taking the footpath on your left. This joins the other footpath after a few fields....

Sandra Blyton

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Given four starts as it would not be suitable for buggies or wheel chairs....

Ross

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Ripon

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Ripon

Pc surveyed Ripon

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Lovely countryside and some wide views. Places of interest (and refreshment) along the way....

joy

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Ripon

Ross surveyed Ripon

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Ripon

Margaret21 surveyed Ripon

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Ripon

vpogson surveyed Ripon

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Harrogate—Ripon

Slow Ways added Harrip one, a new walk from Harrogate to Ripon

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Masham—Ripon

Slow Ways added Masrip one, a new walk from Masham to Ripon

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Pateley Bridge—Ripon

Slow Ways added Patrip one, a new walk from Pateley Bridge to Ripon

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Ripon—Boroughbridge

Slow Ways added Ripbor one, a new walk from Ripon to Boroughbridge

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Ripon—Knaresborough

Slow Ways added Ripkna one, a new walk from Ripon to Knaresborough

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Ripon—Pickhill

Slow Ways added Rippic one, a new walk from Ripon to Pickhill

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Ripon—Thirsk

Slow Ways added Ripthi one, a new walk from Ripon to Thirsk

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Ripon’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE3121471264

Lat / Lon

54.13629° / -1.52376°

Easting / Northing

431,214E / 471,264N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Ripon's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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