The Aislabie Walk

  • Mist over Hackfall

    Mist over Hackfall

  • Valley near Mickley

    Valley near Mickley

  • The Fountain Hackfall

    The Fountain Hackfall

  • Rustic Temple Hackfall

    Rustic Temple Hackfall

  • The Banqueting House

    The Banqueting House Hackfall

  • Beech Tree Hackfall

    Beech Tree Hackfall

  • View to Masham Limehouse Hill Hackfall

    View to Masham Limehouse Hill Hackfall

  • Studley Royal Temple of Piety

    Studley Royal Temple of Piety

  • Studley Deer Park

    Studley Deer Park

  • Pond near to Mickley

    Pond near to Mickley

  • Braithwaite Hall

    Braithwaite Hall

  • Azerley Tower

    Azerley Tower

  • Weir

    Weir at Studley Royal

The Route


The long route is 17.5 miles and starts at the Lakeside Car Park in Studley Royal Deer Park which is pay and display at £8 per car in 2017, but free to National Trust members. Charges apply every day. Shorter routes of 7.5 miles and 11.5 miles may be taken and it is possible to start the walk at other points.

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Guide Book


Mark Reid (author of 'The Inn Way') has written an informative guide with a detailed and accurate description of the route of the Aislabie Walk together with an OS map. The guide is available free to download and copies can be picked up at pubs along the way.

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The terrain consists of undulating paths and bridleways through woodland along river banks and through fields. The paths are occasionally muddy and you will have to cross many stiles along the way. There are some short stretches of road walking to link up the paths.

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Getting There

car wheel

There is a limited bus service that goes close to the official start point but the most practical option is to travel by car. If you are coming to Studley by car make sure that you use the Lakeside Car Park as the main Fountains Abbey car park is locked fairly early in the day.

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