Leader : Steve Hook. Distance : 12.6 miles.
6 members joined the leader Steve at Carperby Village at 1015 and headed South towards Aysgarth with it’s waterfalls,
every path being muddy. From there we followed the river Ure East, always with Pen Hill in view,and after 3 hours
arrived at Wesley Bridge, also known as Lords Bridge.
After lunch we walked towards Bolton Hall, built in 1675 where the 8th Lord Bolton resides.
Turning left (West) through West Wood and over more muddy paths and lanes we reached Redmire.
A steady climb from there took us to Castle Bolton, the construction of this started in 1378 and completed in 1399.
Mary, Queen of Scots, was held here for 6 months in 1568 with her retinue of 51 servants, knights and ladies-in-waiting.
After looking in at the wild boar park, it took us another hour to get back to our cars for 1615.
The post walk drink was taken at the Wheatsheaf in Carperby, where Alf Wight (the author James Herriot)
celebrated his honeymoon in the 1940’s.