Ancient Bridges, a Paddling Pool, A World Heritage Site, Hugging a Tree, A Dog Left in a Hot Car.

Post 148: 3 June 2017,  Ripon Rowel Circulars 2

We started the walk from near Ripon Cathedral and followed the River Skell past a number of bridges.

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Some of which were built in Victorian times.

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A very tempting paddling pool was passed.

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We then passed through the village of Studley Royal and past a main entrance of Studley Royal Park.

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Using rights of way path we eventually entered Studley Royal Park, which was developed around the ruins of the Cistercian Fountains Abbey. The National Trust has owned the estate since 1983. It was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1986.

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Carol then hugged a tree.

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We stopped by the lake for coffee.

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And were entertained by the coots.

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We passed the church

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and some twisted trees.

Arriving back towards Ripon, we came across a poor dog left in a car suffering from searing heat. Never leave a dog in a hot car. 

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Miles Walked 9.3

Steps 18,900

Calories Burnt 1,100 (to maximise the benefits of this we entered a pact not to have any ice creams until the end of July, except if we finish all of the  12 Ripon Rowel Circulars  before then)

Average Pace 18.22 Minutes Per Mile 

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