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Hackfall Woods

Ripon HG4 3DE, England
+44 330 333 3300
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Challenging walk

We came here with friends on a hot, sunny Sunday. My friends had walked here before, and thought my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Helen H
,
Driffield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Magical

We love going to Hackfall, it's not a large wood, and its definitely steep in places but it feels... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
frothychocy
,
London
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“the follies” (10 reviews)
“wild garlic” (6 reviews)
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Ripon HG4 3DE, England
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+44 330 333 3300
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"free car park"
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"lovely place to walk"
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"river ure"
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"hair raising"
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"steep climb"
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"interesting walk"
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"every corner"
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"masham"
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"fountain"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with friends on a hot, sunny Sunday. My friends had walked here before, and thought my husband and I would enjoy it... How right they were. I did find some areas a struggle, but this is down to having a blood clot...More

Thank Helen H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love going to Hackfall, it's not a large wood, and its definitely steep in places but it feels very magical. The river running through, the river beach, the follies. Lovely. Will continue to visit.

Thank frothychocy
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I walk my dogs here constantly, it is magnificent and they have a tremendous time. There are plenty of follies to admire along the paths and also a number of small waterfalls.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

After reading the views, I was expecting a lovely walk with my puppy. What we were greeted by was a treacherous walk, loads of muck and to make matters worse the path we wanted to go on was blocked by the river! We won’t be...More

4  Thank HapppyHamish
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

We had visited the Himalayan Garden nearby and had a bit of spare time. There were leaflets with alternative walks on a post in the car park and without these you could easily miss things as the way marking is a bit basic. The gorge...More

Thank IanMLeeds
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely walk around the woods and ended up nearly doing the longest suggested route. Some lovely views. We parked in the Masham(?) Car park but there were no maps left so we just made our own route up and in doing so missed...More

2  Thank maddy_madz
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Parking in the free car park on the Masham road, I walked down to the river and found the beach other reviewers have spoken about. The day was crisp and clear and the autumn colours magnificent. Along the paths, the area is studded with sturdy...More

Thank Rossi G
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

I have never visited these woods before and was very impressed. There are different walks to do these vary from level walks by the river to quite strenuous climbs up steep paths and steps to the follies. This is definitely worth the effort as the...More

Thank susanellis2016
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Absolutely fabulous! Breathtaking views, surprises at every turn. Never expected to find a beach in the woods.

Thank Snail01
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

A lovely place to walk with a choice of short, medium or longer route. Some areas require extra care because of a steep climb and drop. The follies are delightful and provide great opportunities for photos. Unfortunately the fountain pump no longer works but the...More

Thank Maria W
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Nick R
1 June 2018|
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Response from Helen H | Reviewed this property |
Hi nick. This was very busy when we went as it was a hot sunny day. However there are so many walks and routes through that it never got too busy in one spot. Worth going Helen
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loulubella
22 May 2017|
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Response from Emma H | Reviewed this property |
It's not disabled friendly. There are really steep parts and the ground is uneven and paths narrow. You may manage bits with sticks if you go steady. Sorry for the late reply.
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Marjie L
3 May 2017|
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Response from CSmale | Reviewed this property |
Not really, it's walking on fields, in woodlands on country paths. Some of paths are hilly so you would need reasonable physical ability.
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