Address: Canal Wharf, Ripon, HG4 1AQ View on Google map
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.
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.
There are a few benches where you can rest your feet and have a snack
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
By car - you'll find a small car park and some on-street parking