Leader : Ann Barber. Distance : 11.5 miles
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Ann reports : –
12 walkers in total set out from the Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre – Walking up river towards Aysgarth village where we had a coffee stop in the Edwardian Rock garden.
Re-joining walk crossing River Ure by narrow footbridge – along riverside and abandoned railway track to Nappa Mill , crossing more fields to come out at village of Askrigg where we ate lunch at the village cross, where some walkers indulged in ice creams.
From Askrigg, steep climb through village street to Askrigg Common, arriving at small hamlet of Newbiggin. More pastures and woodland towards Oxclose Road, an ancient path, passing long abandoned lead mines, with open views across the dale towards the ramparts of Addlebrough. Dropping down hillside towards Carperby, through the village and finally through Freeholders Wood and nature reserve and back to starting point.
Dry and often sunny weather, a few spots of rain in the breeze towards end of walk.
A post walk drink in the Aysgarth Falls Hotel completed the day.