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'Rocks and Roots' geology walk

Join us on a guided walk to discover more about the rocks and roots that lie beneath the estate.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Learn about the rocks that lie beneath the estate. Discover how they have shaped the scenery, landscape, buildings and the plants that grow around the abbey and water garden.

We recommend grabbing a hot drink beforehand as the cafes will be closed by the time this walk finishes.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Porters Lodge, a 10 minute walk from the Visitor Centre, 5 minutes from the West Gate entrances and 30 minutes from the Studley ticket office.

What to bring and wear

Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

Accessibility

This walk take you across hard standing paths, boggy and steep terrain.

Upcoming events

Event

Garden and abbey tour 

Join one of our volunteer tour guides to see the abbey as the Georgians once did; incorporated into the dramatic designed landscape.

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on
23 Apr to 20 Sep 2024
at
11:00 to 12:30
+ 301 other dates or times
Event

Abbey tour 

Join one of our volunteer tour guides to discover more about the largest monastic ruins in the country.

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on
23 Apr to 20 Sep 2024
at
12:00 to 13:00
+ 301 other dates or times
Event

Medieval Industry: Mill tour 

Join one of our volunteer tour guides to find out more about the oldest building on the estate.

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on
23 Apr to 4 Jun 2024
at
14:30 to 15:30
+ 3 other dates or times
Event

Wow! Wildlife walk 

Discover unusual facts about the trees and wildflowers found at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, from the humble dandelion to a great old oak.

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on
1 May to 4 Sep 2024
at
14:00 to 15:30
+ 2 other dates or times