2020_03_15 Markington

Leader :Jan Mole.          Distance :13 miles

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Jan reports :-

I don’t know how it happened but once again my walk seemed to expand and the 12 miles became 13, so thanks to all 8 of you who stuck with it (literally) as we crossed a varied landscape of fields and woodlands, generally thick with mud. From Markington church car park we headed south to High Cayton farm where we then  turned northwest  for the hamlet of Haddockstones. From there I was holding my breath that the narrow raised footpath which divides the ‘fishpond’ was still crossable and it was, only just. Onto Low Gate with a lunch stop and a chat to the locals then down to Skell wood and eventually, Studley Royal deer park. Our return journey took in a small section of the Ripon rowel walk and Markenfield Hall. The weather stayed fine and occasionally, the sun even shone.