Water Water Everywhere
A walk from The Royal Oak, Ripon | 8 or 4¼ miles
The canal south of Ripon is a delight. Spot wildlife in the wetlands, watch narrowboats as they negotiate the locks and discover the film set-like canal basin. This route also includes hidden corners of the River Skell with views of the cathedral plus a footbridge just down river which leads you to and through the cathedral yard.
The picturesque village of Bishop Monkton is also well worth a visit not least for the beck that runs through it spanned by no less than seven little bridges. You also walk through the peaceful hamlet of Littlethorpe.