Route 258

Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Markington, 33 miles

Greenway to Ripley and on to Pateley Road. Turn R up Scarah Bank/Fountains Abbey Rd. R on Watergate Lane, pass Fountains Hall to Fountains Visitor Centre and through Studley Park. R on B6265 to Ripon. R at first roundabout, R on High Clough (after river turns R). At Low Skellgate turn R over bridge then immediately L. Cross Quarry Moor Lane along Knaresborough Rd, L on Littlethorpe lane (ignore dead end sign), cross Ripon By-Pass with care. Littlethorpe Lane becomes Mankin Lane, R at T junction to Bishop Monkton, Turn Rjust on entering Bishop Monkton at Moor Rd, cross A61, R at Markington, L at site of demolished Pub. Retrace outward route to Hornbeam. 30ish miles.
OPTIONAL addition of 6 or 7 miles would be possible from first arrival in Ripley by continuing on the Greenway to Clint Bank Lane, R at T junc, L at B6165, R after Burnt Yates on Brimham Rocks Road, R at T junc (NT sign Brimham Rocks), pass Brimham Rocks, R signed Brimham Rocks Cottages, R at T junc signed Ripley, Lt turn at Watergate Road. Remainder of the route as above.