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An historic wood, full of follies

We spent a great afternoon walking through Hackfall Woods visiting the various follies. Be... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nev G
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Fascinating place

This is an amazing place for a long or short walk. There are free leaflets with maps in the car... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Ripon HG4 3DE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent a great afternoon walking through Hackfall Woods visiting the various follies. Be prepared for a few steep climbs on hard packed mud paths and if you see a bench, sit on it; you’ll find hidden views that you probably won’t expect. The architect...More

Thank Nev G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing place for a long or short walk. There are free leaflets with maps in the car park but it's best to download one before you go as they often run out. It's a beautiful wood in a gorge with some fabulous...More

Thank CambridgeMaggie
Reviewed 18 September 2018

There are four different routes to follow from a short, relatively level, walk to the Ruin and back up to an entire circuit of the woods. The latter is challenging, particularly after recent rainfall, but well, well worth it. The scenery is spectacular and the...More

Thank DavidHSedgeford
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Very picturesque woodland with selection of paths. Some of the paths are steep and rocky so not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. Some paths follow winding river that is quite fast flowing.

Thank JanLawson_66
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I went on the shorter walk through the woods and it was just lovely. There's plenty to see as you walk round, the path is easy to follow and there's just a lovely atmosphere. I was on my own but I would imagine that this...More

1  Thank Anna W
Reviewed 28 May 2018 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

1  Thank Helen H
Reviewed 26 May 2018 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.

1  Thank frothychocy
Reviewed 19 May 2018 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.

1  Thank Jimothytheegg
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
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

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4 July 2018|
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Response from frothychocy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, within the woods but not in the sheep filled fields before entering.
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
21 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.