Enjoy a walk at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

There are miles of footpaths and trails for you to explore in this beautiful landscape. Explore the woodland High Ride path through the estate or wander through Seven Bridges Valley. Wherever you choose to go, grab your boots now and stretch your legs!

View of Ripon Cathedral from the Deer Park at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

Ripon and Fountains Abbey walk 

This walk allows visitors to reach Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden via footpaths, roadways, bridleways and Studley Royal Deer Park.

Couple walking by the moon ponds in Studley Royal water garden

A walk through the centuries at Fountains Abbey 

An easy walk through the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Estate, exploring the significant stages in the estate's history from 1132 to 1987.

The view over the Half Moon Pond and weir of Studley Royal Water Garden towards Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

Boots, gaiters and vistas walk at Fountains Abbey 

This route will take you around the boundary of the estate with fantastic views of the Abbey, deer park and water garden to enjoy.

The Monk's Footsteps in Autumn

In the Footsteps of Monks 

Walk in the monks' footsteps from Brimham Rocks to Fountains Abbey, following the ancient trail. There are excellent views from Riva Hill to Brimham Rocks.

Couple walking along De Grey's path to the abbey

Fountains Abbey ancient trees walk 

On this circular walk you'll learn a little more about the ancient trees in the Deer Park and gain insights into 18th-century landscaping.

A family group walking at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

The Seven Bridges Valley walk 

See a rustic and beautiful side of the estate on this circular walk starting at the Lake outfall and following the meandering Skell river.

Couple walking along the avenue in the deer park

Bring your dog with you 

Bring your four-legged friend along to explore Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. There's lots to see!

A view of Fountains Hall in summer

Holiday at Fountains Abbey 

From a mini-break to a family holiday or a group getaway in the great outdoors with the best of Yorkshire on your doorstep, stay in a Fountains Abbey holiday home this year.

Take a look at our dog friendly holiday cottages

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