Note slight change from normal: Meet at Ripley Castle Tearoom HG3 3AY from 9.45am for a coffee and natter before we get on our way.
A nice simple and relatively short route suitable for this time of year!
From Ripley we head out on the B6165 towards Pateley Bridge, turning left at Summerbridge towards Dacre and on towards the B6265 at Greenhow. Now on and through Grassington before turning right to head up Wharfedale towards Aysgarth, turning left on the Hawes road. At Bainbridge turn right and on to Askrigg.
Lunch stop: The Crown Inn, Main Street, Askrigg DL83HQ.
After lunch we head back on the north side of the River Ure passing Castle Bolton then Redmire and on to Leyburn. Through Leyburn, keeping on the A684 towards Bedale but turning right on minor roads towards Ulshaw to pick up the A6108 at the Coverbridge Inn. Continue on to Masham. Through Masham, now on minor roads, to Grewelthorpe, Kirkby Malzeard and Grantley and returning back to Ripley.
Total mileage: Just under 100 miles.
Leader: David Haywood.
Look forward to seeing you on the 11th.