Accessible Wheel Friendly Canal Walk In Ripon

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From The Outdoor Guide.


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AccessTOG was asked by The Canal & River Trust to film a section of the Ripon canal walk, promoting wheelchair accessibility. Debbie North, AccessTOG’s Outdoor Ambassador was up for the project!

This was my first proper visit to Ripon. Although I have passed through the area on several occasions, I have never stopped to explore this small but beautiful medieval city, situated in North Yorkshire.

Already well known for its cathedral and racecourse, Ripon is a very popular destination for tourists, helped further by its proximity to ​Studley Royal Park​and ​Fountains Abbey​, a ​UNESCO​​ World Heritage Site​.

Our walk began at the canal basin, just outside of the city centre. It is a beautiful little area, with a café and carefully restored houses. There is a car park, but no toilet facilities. From here river cruises run along the two and half mile stretch of canal. I am told that the river cruise boat is wheelchair accessible but sadly it was closed when we visited. There are winter and summer opening times.


To find out more, click on the link below:


Link to Wheelchair Friendly Route story

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