Leader : Michael 5.5 miles
It was a dull wet morning when our group of 4 set off from Fountains Abbey visitor centre.
We headed along the Ripon Rowel Walk through Spa Gill Wood where a coffee break was taken under the shelter of a large tree. Continuing along the track to the old Aldfield spa pumping station we shared the shared the path with dozens of young pheasants running around.
Lunch was eaten in the shelter of Aldfield church yard and then it was on towards Winksley Plantation and through High Lindrick Farm to Studley Royal Deer Park. It was certainly a good day for deer spotting as we saw several groups by the side of the path.
The return to the visitors centre took us past the delightful Choristers House and St. Mary’s church to the obelisk.