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Easter Sunday 2019

Masham is a small market town and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. The market days of the area are Wednesday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday with a Farmers’ Market every first Sunday of the month from April to September. Although a relatively small town Masham has two working breweries, Black Sheep Bewery and Theakstons, situated a few hundred yards from each other.

The walk was to be a circular walk using parts of the Ripon Rowel long distance footpath which in its entirety is a 49 mile path around Ripon. This is a 13 mile walk using parts of the walk and ending back at Masham Market Place. The weather was very warm 23 degrees with full blue skies and little or no breeze, not ideal hiking conditions!

St Mary the Virgin church

It was a gentle drop down into the valley, across several fields heading all the way towards Leighton Reservoir. At this point we took a turn and headed towards the Druid’s Temple, High Knowle and Ilton with grand views over to Healey.

Healey
Old Barns and Dry Stone Walls

After several climbs many of them steep to get us back out of the valley we eventually headed back towards the River Ure via Nutwith Common and Oak Bank woodland. Then followed the River Ure back to Masham.

All in all an enjoyable day walking and photography in several different habitats.

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