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  • Posted on Jun 24, 2021

    A day out at Lightwater Valley Theme Park

    With over 30 rides and attractions, Lightwater Valley in Ripon, North Yorkshire, is bursting with fun and adventures for the family to enjoy!

    Younger families will love the wet 'n' wild fun on the Wild River Rapids, and swashbuckling adventures aboard speedy Skull Rock and the tummy-tickling Flying Cutlass. Plus jump around on the huge Jumpin' Jacks bouncy pillow.

    Know before you go - there are additional measures in place to keep visitors and staff safe during the season. For more information: https://www.lightwatervalley.c...

    There are also fantastic family fun rides and attractions; including the Lightwater Express train ride around the park, Eagle's Creek Farm tractor ride, a selection of fairground and water rides, plus the Adventure Playground and Mini Sand Diggers.

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  • Posted on Jun 10, 2021

    The Druid's Temple

    Take a picnic and enjoy a gentle stroll at the The Druid’s Temple near Ripon.  

    The Druid's Temple is in fact not a real temple, but a nineteenth century folly. Styled after stone circles and well known prehistoric monuments such as Stonehenge. The Druids Temple was built to alleviate local unemployment, allowing William Danby, a wealthy landowner of the time to pay workers a shilling a day for their labour. At less than 200 years old, it is nonetheless an atmospheric and intriguing location. Despite its origin being common knowledge, myths and rumours of mystic practices have sprung up over its lifetime with tales of Devil worship and harrowing frights experienced by those who have spent the night. 

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  • Posted on Jun 10, 2021

    Ripon Rowel Walk

    There are many beautiful walks to be found near Harrogate.  Why not head slightly north to Ripon and join part of the Ripon Rowel Walk.

    This route around the City of Ripon roves far and wide, taking in historic monuments and follies, the rolling hills and valleys of Mashamshire and the long gentle banks of the River Ure. Over its impressive 49 miles the Ripon Rowel walk will show you the true beauty of the area around Masham and Ripon, and the northern part of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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