Starting and finishing near the historic city of Ripon with its great cathedral this race mainly follows the Ripon Rowel route visiting wooded valleys and historic sites.
Highlights include the spectacular world heritage site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Water gardens. It also takes in the tranquil River Skell's Valley of the Seven Bridges. Other great views are the beautiful St Margaret’s Church and Hackfall Woods. This challenging and beautiful, picturesque route is a worthy addition to the trail calendar.