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Fountains Abbey & Markenfield Hall
Introduction to Walk 3528

Photo from the walk - Fountains Abbey & Markenfield Hall

Region - Nidderdale AONB

County/Area - North Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.7 miles / 14.1 km

Ascent - 750 feet / 227 metres

Time - 5 hours 10 minutes

Grade - moderate

Fountains Abbey is the focus of this North Yorkshire Walk which is full of variety and historic interest. The route includes a variety of terrain from dales to open farmland. Along the way you pass Markenfield Hall, cross part of Studley Royal Park and use a section of the Ripon Rowell Walk. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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