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    Studley Royal Walk

    Studley Royal Walk

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    The Studley Royal Walk immerses you in a beautiful area that is family and dog-friendly. Visit the Ripon River and let your furry friend take a dip, and explore the area around the river. Another highlight is Studley Royal Water Garden, which grants peaceful views!

    Route Description for Studley Royal Walk

    The Studley Royal Walk takes you on a wonderful stroll along the Ripon River, where deer sightings are abundant. Beginning at the Ripon Cathedral, head over the bridge that crosses River Skell and walk down the concrete steps that lead to the riverbank. Continue to follow the path and you will arrive at the Fountains Abbey sign, follow this path and enter Studley Park. Here you can marvel at the beauty of the water gardens and then move along the stone fence until you reach the park's exit.

    You will come to an open field and walk along the grassy paths passing the Whitecliffe Hall Farm and the Whitcliffe Grange Livery, where you can enjoy expansive views of Ripon and Rion Cathedral. You will then come across the Hell Wath Grove sign, where you will continue straight and pass a few football pitches. You will see a wooden gate, where you will not pass through, but rather turn right and follow the tree line. River Skell will appear again, and you will follow the path back to where you began, as this is a circuit walk.

    Getting to the Studley Royal Walk Trailhead

    To get to the Studley Royal Walk from Ripon, drive along Studley Road and B6265 and after 4.3 km, turn left. In 1.1 km, you will arrive at your destination.

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      April - September

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