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Ripon Canal

Canal Wharf, Ripon HG4 1AQ, England
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Hidden Treasure

We have been to Ripon on a few occasions and have noticed this stretch of water so on our latest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EAN44
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Great dog walk from the city

Great short stroll to the boat club and back, short stretch of path is between a busy road and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ian F
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Bootle, 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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“lovely walk” (11 reviews)
“race course” (5 reviews)
“tow path” (4 reviews)
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Canal Wharf, Ripon HG4 1AQ, England
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"boats moored"
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"feed the ducks"
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"canal side"
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"walk along"
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"canal cruise"
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"newby hall"
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"city centre"
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"well worth a visit"
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"towpath"
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"ure"
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"stroll"
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"marsden"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank EAN44
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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

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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

Thank 118Christine
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

A delightful walk to the canal where-weather permitting you can go on a boat ride. There is a pub nearby and a fish and chip shop before you arrive. Very pretty area.

Thank Theresa F
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We took a short trip on the canal. The boatman had lots of interesting history relating to Ripon and the canal. Good value and you can feed the ducks!

Thank AndysFoods
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

While visiting Ripon we wanted to walk by the Canal. At first we could not find the way to the canal, however when we found it it was a lovely walk. We saw a few canal boats while walking along the banks of the canal,...More

Thank margaret m
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