Masham to Ripon (13 miles / 21 km)
Unlike yesterday, we spend a good part of today with sight of, or within a stones-throw of the river. We enjoy lovely riverside paths all the way to Hackfall Woods where the river becomes a sideshow compared to the lovely woodland. A spot of lunch in West Tanfield is followed by more riverside paths, at least until they run out. We then continue along quite farm tracks and little used tarmac lanes to meet the river again for the last couple of miles into Ripon.