Meet Ripley car park 9.15 for a 9.30am start.
This is a repeat of the Rosedale Abbey route we did in April – hopefully this time without the terrible weather!
A61 north from Ripley, turning east on minor roads through Bishop Monkton and Roecliffe to Boroughbridge then on to Tollerton and Huby before turning north through Ampleforth to Helmsley.
Coffee stop at Beadlam Grange Farm Shop Tea Rooms just out side Helmsley.
North from Helmsley on single track roads to Bransdale, looping back down the other side of the valley towards Fadmoor then on to Rosedale for lunch. This is a fabulously scenic road, especially on a good day.
The return journey heads north east to Egton Bridge, Grosmont and Sleights then south down the A169 to Pickering. From Pickering, turning right off the A169 to Kirby Misperton then minor roads again passing Ampleforth College and on to Byland Abbey for the afternoon coffee stop. Final leg goes through Coxwold, Rainton and Ripon before heading back to Ripley on the A61.
Distance: 67m OUT and 81m IN
Leader: David Haywood