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NEW RIPON WALKS FROM CIVIC SOCIETY AND RAMBLERS

4th July 2011
Six new leaflets describing themed walks in and around Ripon have been published by Ripon Civic Society and the Ripon Ramblers.

Three of the walks follow routes around the city – the Hornblowers Walk, which introduces Ripon’s snickets and ginnels; the Mayors Walk, linking the three Law and Order Museums; and the Millers Walk, which follows the River Skell through the city.

The other leaflets take walkers further afield. The Navigators Walk follows Ripon Canal and returns through Littlethorpe; Fishermens Walk links the Rivers Ure and Skell and Monks Walk goes to Fountains Abbey, with two shorter routes also described.

Each of the walks provides a full route description, an outline map and colour photographs, and gives details of how much of the route is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. All the routes start and finish in the Market Square. Two of the routes are completely wheelchair-friendly, while the Hornblowers Walk suggests alternatives where there are steps. Notes on what to look out for on the walk are also provided.

The walks, which cost 50 pence each, were printed by Beyond Digital at Melmerby. They will be available from Ripon Tourist Information Centre on Minster Road, and from other outlets around the city.

David Winpenny, Chairman of Ripon Civic Society, says, ’We have worked closely with Liz Barron, Chairman of Ripon Ramblers, and her colleagues to produce these leaflets, which we believe offer a good selection of routes in Ripon and beyond. We hope our visitors – and many locals – will enjoy seeing the city and the countryside with the help of these walks.’

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