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Ripon Canal

Canal Wharf, Ripon HG4 1AQ, England
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A very good day out on the canal!

It is amazing to see the countryside from the perspective of the canal. We long-boated from York... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Terri J
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
No Welcome For Boaters

Ripon is a delightful place but it has turned its back on visiting boaters. Climbing up to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jan W
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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This idyllic rural waterway was once derelict, and nearly became a dumping ground for industrial waste. It was saved by the work of energetic local volunteers and campaigners and is now one of the country’s best canals for nature, and home to three Sites of Special Scientific Interest. We’re focusing on the upper reaches between Melbourne and Canal Head, which is not currently accessible by boat, but the towpath is open to walkers, and is a great place for spotting the wildlife and plants that thrive along the canal. The canal architecture also adds interest to the scenery, with distinctive swing bridges, classic hump-backed bridges and restored and unrestored locks. It’s a fantastic place to take the kids, have a picnic and travel west out of Melbourne on a trip boat to see the area from a totally different perspective.
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  • Average9%
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“lovely walk” (11 reviews)
“tow path” (4 reviews)
“race course” (5 reviews)
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Canal Wharf, Ripon HG4 1AQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

It is amazing to see the countryside from the perspective of the canal. We long-boated from York to Ripon. The turning around spot in Ripon was tight because someone was moored up where it is not allowed. We still maneuvered, but is nicer when folks...More

Thank Terri J
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ripon is a delightful place but it has turned its back on visiting boaters. Climbing up to the basin working our boat through the locks we were anticipating a lovely old wharf at the top where people visiting by boat can tie and spend a...More

Thank Jan W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked along the canal from The Forge first part is along side the road but once you go under the roundabout towards the racecourse it is very beautiful. Wildlife area and Marinas plus the locks make for an interesting easy and level walk well worth...More

Thank Alison J
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We have been to Ripon on a few occasions and have noticed this stretch of water so on our latest visit we decided to get out the car and walk the section, its a lovely walk and even on a crisp cold day it was...More

3  Thank EAN44
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Great short stroll to the boat club and back, short stretch of path is between a busy road and the canal, but mainly peaceful scenic walk with the dog.

Thank Ian F
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Even though it was cold and grey, we had a lovely walk along the telepathy towards the marina at Ripon racecourse. It's a shame we couldn't take a look at the last for sale, but that was strictly appointment only.

Thank Andy G
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

On a very pleasant early October day we spent quite a while walking along the towpath then our young granddaughter fed the ducks at the basin end near to the Cathedral. The canal area is a lovely place to spend some time taking in the...More

Thank dnowland_12
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Enjoyed the nearby golf courses and walking around the City. The small streets leading to the Cathedral were part of the pleasures of the old City centre. The Cathedral is one of the most impressive I have seen. There is much more to enjoy ....More

Thank PETERTHECAMPINGPOD
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I always enjoy the walk along the banks of this lovely canal. Its not particularly long, but one of the loveliest stretches of canal you could find. For those who view the photos on Trip Advisor however - a word of warning. The main photo...More

2  Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

We have walked this canal a couple of times. This time we walked to the small village of Roecliffe just under 8 miles away. We really enjoyed the walk following the Canal to the Ure. We had to leave the river once at a bend...More

1  Thank 118Christine
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