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Self-Guided Walking Holidays

abbey monkSelf-guided walking holidays are available due to frequent requests from our walkers.

This type of holiday is perfect if you prefer a non-group holiday and would like to enjoy the route at your own pace, being flexible with rests, and admiring views or wildlife.


If you like a walk to include the freedom of deciding when you want to walk, a full itinerary with walk notes, your accommodation to be arranged and your baggage transported, then an Abbey Walks walking holiday is perfect for you !


What is included in the price of a self-guided holiday ?

     - OS 1:25,000 route maps, plus map case, with the route clearly highlighted

     - Detailed waymarked route descriptions plus photographs
     - Information about items of historical interest along the route
     - Information about places to visit in the nearby area
     - GPX co-ordinates available to download from the website
     - Luggage labels
     - Recommendations of places to rest for refreshments, lunchtime and for evening meals
     - Local taxi numbers in case of bad weather or tired walkers
     - Local emergency contact details

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Prior Richard Way, via Ripon Cathedral

The Prior Richard Way is an easy to moderate linear walk in beautiful rolling North Yorkshire countryside that follows a path between the 12th century Benedictine Abbey of St. Mary's in York to visit Ripon Cathedral and UNESCO World Heritage Site Fountains Abbey.




Easy to Moderate



35 miles (56 km)



3 nights, 3 days walking



Tailor made for you



From £ 275 per person, single supplement applies

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Walking can be a dangerous sport.  Walkers should always be suitably equipped, including carrying and knowing how to use a map and compass.