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Ripon

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Planning your visit

Address: Canal Wharf, Ripon, HG4 1AQ

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Toilets: There are no toilets on site

The Ripon Canal starts in the heart of the medieval city of Ripon, with its twisting lanes, and stunning 7th century cathedral. The canal basin is overlooked by restored historic buildings, including a renovated warehouse. A walk along the towpath takes you past moored narrowboats and locks, along a green corridor through the city and out into the countryside.

Great for

  • Dog walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Canoeing

Nearby

Just a short walk from the canal head you'll find Ripon Marina, a fantastic place to see lots of boats, and if you fancy a flutter the racecourse is on the banks of the canal.

Refreshments

  • The Forge Farm Shop

    The Forge Farm Shop is a take away café with limited outside seating.

Boat trips

Picnic spot

There are a few benches where you can rest your feet and have a snack

Trails

  • A walk or boat trip to the Racecourse Marina and back is highly recommended

Wildlife

You may see:

  • Ducks

The environment around the canal is truly stunning. Just a stone's throw from the city it is a tranquil haven and very pretty. There are bird hides on the canal so bring your binoculars. There are some good circular routes here to enjoy the wildlife at its best

Parking

You'll find a small car park and some on-street parking

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