Ripon is a beautiful City, surrounded by the magnificent Yorkshire Dales. Ripon is a great base for walkers as we are only minutes away from the countryside. For visitors and locals who enjoy the history of the city there are trails that explain the times gone by in this wonderful City.
To mark the Centenary of Rotary International in 2005, the two Rotary Clubs of Ripon, The Rotary Club of Ripon and The Rotary Club of Ripon Rowels, have produced The Ripon Sanctuary Markers, Sanctuary Way Walk that takes you along the ancient boundary of the Sanctuary Markers. As part of the Liberty of St Wilfred in 937 A.D., King Athelstan granted the right of sanctuary overnight for anyone, as long as they were within the eight markers. The Rotary Club installed replica markers along the walk to mark the Ancient Sanctuary Boundary. You can download the Sanctuary Walk here.
We would like to thank The Ripon Rotary Club for providing Ripon Internet with this walk.
You may also want to take a trail through the old streets of Ripon and follow the Ripon Civic Tour that is marked with plaques around the City. Ripon Internet have provided information on the Ripon Civic tour and you can also view our Civic Tour Map of Ripon.
The trail begins and ends at the Tourist Information Centre on Minster Road. The Trail is in the form of a simple quiz, and entry forms can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre next to the Cathedral. A special Plaques Trail sticker is awarded to those with correct entries. All you need to do is follow the directions on the map.
Ripon Internet aims to provide you with interesting walks that will make your time in Ripon more enjoyable. If you have a walk or a trail that you would like to have published on Ripon Internet then please get in touch with us.
If you need more information please contact Ripon Tourist Information Centre