WALKING from Riverdale Lodges

There are so many famous walks and national treasures in the area around Riverdale Lodges that you wouldn’t know where to start. Hackfall, Nidderdale AONB, Brimham Rocks, Studley Royal, the Ripon Rowel Walk, they are all famous and come with documentation (if you click the pictures at the bottom of this page) from the National Trust or the Woodland Trust and other specialists for walking trails. And right at the doorstep of your own lodge, you will find the most amazing walking territory with stunning scenery in every direction you look. Just go where the wind or the sun takes you, you will find tracks and trails in every direction once you’re out and about.
To get you started, we show you here more details of just one example of a walk that starts at your own lodge. If you are new to the area and want to explore, then this wonderful family walk might be a good introduction to the limitless options around. It will take an hour approximately, but there are many alternatives to shorten or extend the route to your own liking. Click the button below the pictures to see, print, or download all details of this walk.

The red track along the river forms part of a famous long distance trail, the Ripon Rowel Walk and we marked Riverdale Lodges in the top right section of this map. The walk described above, covers only the area marked in yellow, and you can see it is just a tiny part of the huge walking possibilities. If you’re up for more, then it will take close to 3 hours (one-way) to follow the path along the river all the way to the enchanting Hackfall with grottos and glades, temple ruins and spectacular waterfalls. See also  https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood-information/hackfall/  or the descriptions of  the walks at Hackfall . Luckily there are plenty of variations with a stop at a dog-friendly pub in Grewelthorpe and maybe call it a day and arrange a taxi for the way back? Or start the day with a short (taxi)drive (15 minutes) to the car park at Hackfall and walk all the way home?   Other strong favourites among our guests, that require just a quick hop in the car, are Brimham Rocks (a stunningly beautiful drive of 35 minutes), Studley Royal / Fountains Abbey (20 minutes by car) where especially the Seven Bridges Valley Walk is highly recommended, and a bit further away, to the other side of the A1, there is the historical railway over the North York Moors with a number of interesting walks linked to its stations. Click any of the pictures below to see the full package of information on their websites!

The red track along the river forms part of a famous long distance trail, the Ripon Rowel Walk and we marked Riverdale Lodges in the top right section of this map. The walk described above, covers only the area marked in yellow, and you can see it is just a tiny part of the huge walking possibilities. If you’re up for more, then it will take close to 3 hours (one-way) to follow the path along the river all the way to the enchanting Hackfall with grottos and glades, temple ruins and spectacular waterfalls. See also https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood-information/hackfall/ or the descriptions of the walks at Hackfall. Luckily there are plenty of variations with a stop at a dog-friendly pub in Grewelthorpe and maybe call it a day and arrange a taxi for the way back? Or start the day with a short (taxi)drive (15 minutes) to the car park at Hackfall and walk all the way home?

Other strong favourites among our guests, that require just a quick hop in the car, are Brimham Rocks (a stunningly beautiful drive of 35 minutes), Studley Royal / Fountains Abbey (20 minutes by car) where especially the Seven Bridges Valley Walk is highly recommended, and a bit further away, to the other side of the A1, there is the historical railway over the North York Moors with a number of interesting walks linked to its stations. Click any of the pictures below to see the full package of information on their websites!