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From: MiddlehamTo: Masham (alternative via Jervaulx Abbey)12 miles19.3 km0m ascent0m descent
ThumbnailLeave Middleham due south past the castle, but immediately turn left round the flank of William's Hill to join the river Cover. Follow the river downstream until it joins the Ure, then keep on the bank of the Ure to Jervaulx Abbey. Our route heads through the beautiful abbey grounds, where you should avoid the main path heading south east to the road. Keep on heading east towards the river again, but the path meanders around to follow the available footpaths, keeping close to the river but not always directly alongside. Eventually we reach the small brewery town of Masham (pronounced Massum) at Masham Bridge. In Masham centre we rejoin walkers on the main route - assuming they have survived the horror of Little Whernside. One advantage of taking the alternative is that it knocks 3 miles off the slog from here to Carlton Miniot on the next day, so enjoy your evening in Black Sheep and Theakstons territory.
Bus LogoMiddleham: MashamBeer LogoCover Bridge, Ulshaw: Masham
Train LogoNoneBed LogoCover Bridge, Ulshaw: Masham
Car LogoMiddleham: Ulshaw: Jervaulx Abbey: MashamTent LogoNorth Cote Farm, Masham
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