Ripon walkers have officially launched six new themed walks around the city.
The Ripon Ramblers club and Ripon Civic Society have published leaflets describing the walks.
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; Fishermen’s Walk links the Rivers Ure and Skell and Monks Walk goes to Fountains Abbey, with two shorter routes also described.
Chairman of Ripon Civic Society David Winpenny said:
“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.”
The leaflets describe each of the walks with an outline map and colour photographs, and give details of how much of the routes’ accessibility.
All the routes start and finish in the Market Square, and two are completely wheelchair-friendly,
The leaflets, which cost 50 pence each, and will be available from Ripon Tourist Information Centre on Minster Road, and from other outlets around the city.