A very easy stroll from the North Yorkshire market town of Richmond, to Easby Abbey and then back on the other side of the river. This walk started from the old Richmond Railway Station, which is now a café/bar with many artisan food outlets and exhibitions - a really nice charity run venture. We sampled the home produced ale - and it was pretty good.
You can't really go wrong on this one - at first, the path follows the route of the old railway line (Darlington to Richmond) and is extremely flat and straight as you might expect as it heads through the woodland before crossing over the River Swale on an old steel bridge at Easby.
After the bridge, we turned left and enjoyed views of the Abbey before another left turn as we headed back towards Richmond on the far side of the river.
A couple of beers, a nice walk and good conversation with Mrs R, plus fish and chips on the way home - what a great way to start the weekend.
3D outline of route