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What to expect

Victorian Hotel

Stay in the historical spa town of Harrogate

Spectacular Countryside

Explore the natural beauty of Yorkshire


Traditional Yorkshire town - Pateley Bridge

World Heritage Site

Studley Royal Park & Fountains Abbey

About the trip

Based in the delightful Victorian spa town of Harrogate, join us for a summer Solos walking break discovering and exploring the beautiful and stunning Yorkshire countryside on two exclusive fully guided walking days.


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What's Included

  • Single Room With Private Facilities
  • Half Board: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Half bottle of wine with evening meal
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • 1 x full day guided walking from Ripon to Studley Royal Estate
  • 1 x full day guided walking from Brimham Rocks to Pateley Bridge
  • Fully Financially Protected


  • Arrive & Check In
  • Ripon to Studley Royal Estate
  • Brimham Rocks & Pately Bridge
  • Departure Day


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  • Lunches

What you'll be doing


Arrive & Check-in

Check-in to our hotel, and relax until evening comes. We’ll come together to enjoy a welcome drink with our other Solos guests before dinner in the hotel restaurant.

  • Dinner

Ripon to Studley Royal Estate

After breakfast, we take our bus to the historical cathedral city of Ripon where we start today’s delightful walk. Leaving Ripon, we follow the beautiful River Skell via the Hell Wath Nature Reserve, spotting the wildlife of its ancient woodland, grassland and river habitat on our way to the small but charming village of Studley Roger.

From here, we walk to the Valley of Seven Bridges above Studley Royal Deer Park and descend to the Deer Park for lunch. There is a café at the entrance to Studley Royal Park and Fountains Abbey. After lunch, we enter the awe-inspiring World Heritage Site and walk and explore this iconic Yorkshire landmark, experiencing stunning views.

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Brimham Rocks & Pately Bridge

Today we travel by bus to Brimham Rocks, home to the dramatic, weird and wonderful moorland rock formations. Our walk today is a beautiful circular walk in and around the Yorkshire valley of Nidderdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The walk begins at Brimham Rocks and descends through woodland to the River Nidd. Following the river, we arrive in time for lunch at the delightful, small market town of Pateley Bridge.

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Departure Day

After a leisurely breakfast, we can check-out and perhaps have a final wander around delightful Harrogate before heading home.

  • Breakfast Included


The Old Swan Hotel four-star

Situated in the heart of the beautiful historic spa town of Harrogate, this charming Victorian hotel  offers a fantastic blend of Victorian splendour and elegant contemporary style. It caused a stir when Agatha Christie retreated here after famously disappearing for 11 days! This historic hotel is certainly a perfect base for our Yorkshire walking break.

Facilities Include

Facilities include the impressive Wedgwood restaurant, bar/ lounge and free Wi-Fi

Room Includes

Our comfortable rooms include en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen TV, desk, easy chairs and table, iron/ironing board, hair-dryer and free Wi-Fi

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 6 °C 1 °C
March 9 °C 2 °C
April 11 °C 3 °C
May 15 °C 6 °C
June 18 °C 9 °C
July - August 20 °C 11 °C
September 17 °C 9 °C
October 14 °C 7 °C
November 9 °C 3 °C
December 7 °C 2 °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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