Walk: Hackfall Woods – Short Route

in Ripon

A blast of woodland in this simple walk through Hackfall Woods.

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The Route

  • Start / Finish Point: Lay-by on Nutwith Ln, Ripon HG4 3DF
  • Distance: 2 Miles

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Walk Description

From the layby, keep the wood to the right of you, and walk towards the Public Footpath sign pointing into the wood. Turn right and follow the path into the woods. When the public footpath turns right over a bridge, continue to carry straight on. Follow the clear path until there’s a fork. Take the left hand turn and continue to follow the path as it drops fairly sharply. Cross over two streams and turn right, then right again to the Weeping Rock. Continue along the path, with the river not too far away on the left. This is now part of the Ripon Rowel Walk. The path bends around to the left, and soon there’s a large path branching off to the right. Take this path as it climbs back up, turning right as it bends round and follow it all the way to where the path’s forked, after crossing a stream. Turn left and retrace your footsteps back to the entrance of the wood, and then turn left to return to where you parked.

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