A lot of overnight rain, fog and generally a miserable morning. It didn't deter 15 members from going to Ampleforth for a 6 mile pub lunch walk led by Jill Wiseman.
Dodging mud and water wherever possible, Jill, using her local knowledge took a route up to the Fish Ponds and then into the woods of Yearsley Moor. Time for a stop to look at the Yearsley Moor Archaeological Project. Here a mill dating back to the 13th or 14th century has been excavated by a group of volunteers following extensive research. Latest findings have included part of the mill wheel and mill stone.
Continuing on, the route visited some of the benches commissioned by NYMNP and carved from English oak by the York sculptor Jonathan Newdick. Jill explained each seat represented an era in the history of Yearsley Moor.
Returning through the grounds of Ampleforth, walkers were rewarded by an enjoyable meal at the White Swan.
Click on an image to enlarge it