27th November 2022 @ 9:30 am
Fountains Abbey NT
Ripon HG4 3DY
Burton and Lesley
07774 410 245
P & P Christmas 2022 Run to Fountains Abbey, nr Ripon @ Fountains Abbey NT | England | United Kingdom

“A visit to ancient abbey ruins and an awe-inspiring water garden at this World Heritage Site”

A Route Card for this event is now available HERE  you must download it and bring a hard copy with you, this is a Health and Safety requirement.

The final  run of 2022 will start at The Dearne Valley Farm (Pub) at  9:30 for a  value for money breakfast or just a cuppa, leaving at 10:30, (yes 10:30 !)  our route will wind its way  mainly on A and B roads to Fountains Abbey. a National Trust property. With a comfort stop at Squires, the Bikers Cafe, nr Selby What3words///grazed.hardening.tangling

By using the old A1, which runs alongside the current A1(M) we will only be on a Motorway for 1/2 mile ! 

Whilst there is an admission charge, into Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, car parking is free and the Restaurant is this side of the pay booth, so non members can dine with us before going back to explore Ripon Town.  Admission is free to National Trust Members

A shorter run may be substituted if the weather forecast is bad.

Christmas is seeing the Abbey glow. As the afternoon light starts to fade, make your way to the abbey and wander through the ruins aglow with bright and colourful lights. You can sing along to your favourite funes as festive music fills the air.

Music and Lights

You’ve finished the Christmas shopping, explored the family trail and been revived by a warming mug of hot chocolate. Now it’s time for Music and Lights. As twilight falls see the abbey aglow with all the colours of the rainbow. Walk beneath the cellarium’s vaulted ceilings, under the grand columns of the nave and stop to listen to the music fill the ruins with festive music. Join in if you know the tune!

Enjoy a live music performance 2-3pm in the abbey cellarium (selected days). Afterwards, take a stroll and enjoy the abbey lit up in rainbow colours or spot twinkling fairy lights in the trees.

This event finishes at 5pm. Lights will be turned off at this time and car parks close at 5:30pm, we may leave before then, very much depends on the weather



Christmas starts here…

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It starts as you follow the trail of trees down the drive… Snap a selfie in the courtyard and visit the bird hide to see which winter birds you can see on your way down to the abbey.

Pick up an audio guide from admissions, immerse yourself in the life of the monks in Porter’s Lodge  to learn all about the dramatic history of these ruins and the monks who searched for a simpler life.

We aim to arrive at the venue in the early afternoon, the mileage is approx. 75 miles to the venue

Fountains Abbey Car Park, Ripon HG4 3DY What3words ///button.molars.mingles

Been to the Abbey before? Well from the main Fountains Abbey car park its a 20 minute walk to another National Trust property Studley Royal through the deer park

Members from all Club Areas (and prospective members) are welcome to join or leave an any point, please let the leader know if you intend to do this so we are not waiting for you, and if you are leaving mid route, ensure that the cars behind know you are leaving the convoy,  or you may find you have  extra guests at your house for tea !!!!

Please study the clubs Good Driving Guide before coming on a run

A Route Card for this event is now available HERE  you must download it and bring a hard copy with you, this is a Health and Safety requirement.

See some of the places we plan to visit (or revisit)


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