Fountains rocks: a guided landscape walk

The monks arrived here nearly 900 years ago but the rocks have been here longer. Join this free guided walk through the abbey and the water garden to learn more about the geology of the valley.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The monks arrived here nearly 900 years ago but the rocks have been here longer. Join our guide to explore the way the natural landscape has been shaped by the natural elements, the monks and Georgians to form the scenery and buildings you see today.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £18.50 £16.80
Child £9.25 £8.40
Family £46.25 £42.00
One adult family £27.75 £25.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 16
N/A £14.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 16
N/A £7.20

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

National Trust and English Heritage members free (except English Heritage corporate and education memberships). Free admission to St Mary's Church.

All members need to bring their cards, including family passes. 

A family ticket includes 2 adults and 3 children. Under 5s go free. 

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Porter's Lodge. You can find this building at the bottom of the hill from visitor centre to the abbey.
What to bring and wear
Sturdy footwear
Accessibility
This walk will be going off the path through the abbey and down to the water garden.
Other
This walk starts at Porter's Lodge but finishes at Studley Lake. If the return walk is too much for you there is a free minibus service to take you to the visitor centre or West Gate admission points. Please ask at Studley Royal admission desk if you'd like to make use of this service.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 April 2020 13:30 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Fountains Abbey
Email
fountainsabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01765 608888

Upcoming events

Beginners running club at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Wed 29 Jan 2020
09:00-10:00
Join this new beginners running club to gently build up your strength and stamina with the help of our England Athletics trained run leaders.

Pilates in Fountains Hall

Thu 30 Jan 2020
09:00-10:00
Get yourself moving this winter with a pilates class in Fountains Hall.

Winter garden tours

Sat 01 Feb 2020
11:30-12:30
Join a free tour to learn more about the Aislabies, the father and son who created this World Heritage Site water garden.

Winter abbey tour

Sat 01 Feb 2020
13:30-14:30
If these walls could talk… Join one of our knowledgeable guides as they bring to life the dramatic history of this fascinating building.

Wild wellbeing walk around Studley Royal deer park

Sun 09 Feb 2020
10:00-11:30
Start the year with an invigorating Sunday morning walk enjoying the scenery and wildlife of Studley Deer Park.

Pick up a welly wander trail

Sat 15 Feb 2020
10:00-16:00
Introduce the kids to the sounds and smells of the landscape this February half term. Pull on your wellies and pick up a trail sheet to engage their senses while surrounded by nature and have a stomp and splash about outside in the fresh air.