Meet Ripley car park 9.15 for a 9.30am start.
The route takes the A61 north from Ripley before 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 for the morning coffee stop.
From Helmsley we’ll head further north on single track roads to Bransdale then loop 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 (so fingers crossed!).
The return journey heads north east to Egton Bridge, Grosmont and Sleights then south down the A169 to Pickering. After Pickering, we’ll turn right off the A169 to Kirby Misperton then minor roads again passing Ampleforth College and on to Byland Abbey for the afternoon coffee stop. Finally on to Coxwold, Rainton and Ripon before heading back to Ripley on the A61.
Mileages: 67m OUT and 81m IN
Hope you can join us.