A fine day and excessive noise from road contractors and local building work set the tone for this ride.
Get away for the day somewhere quiet, somewhere where I can chill and not have to hurry back.
With food, coffee and water in the rack pack and a single pannier I made a start towards Masham.
From the Thirsk area I go to Masham via Kirklington and Snape then over the top towards High Burton. It’s quite a climb from near Thope Perrow, but the eBike really helps out here.
Once in Masham after locking the bike up at the cycle parking next to Border House Tea rooms, I secured an excellent hot pork pie from Beavers butchers, this was to supplement the healthy food I’d packed on the bike.
As it was lunchtime I polished off the pie, healthy stuff, and the coffee sat by the cricket ground near the river.
Not quite ready to return to the temporary mayhem at home, I needed another destination. A scan of the map reminds me there is the druids temple above Leighton Reservoir. Perfect.
It’s a pleasant ride from Masham to the Druids Temple, some moderate climbing towards the end gives you the reward of the views over Leighton Reservoir and the surrounding area.
I thought that maybe from here I could access the sighting tower that you can see when driving past Leighton Reservoir, this proved elusive however so will plan a trip to view this in the future.