Ripon, Hell Wath Nature Reserve, Studley Park and Studley Roger
This is a delightful walk which is popular with local ramblers and walking groups. It explores the countryside west of Ripon which is the most scenic quadrant outside the city. From Ripon the walk follows the River Skell through Hell Wath Nature Reserve before leading past Whitcliffe Wood to meet the Ripon Rowel Path at Whitcliffe Hall. The walk then follows the Ripon Rowel Path into the managed landscape of Studley Park and to Studley Park Church before turning course and heading back to Ripon via the Deer Park and the pretty village of Studley Roger. Once back in the city the walk concludes by following the A6265 into town, a route in which a lovely park can be visited and a number of Ripon’s historic buildings can be viewed.