The Glories of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal
A bike ride from The Royal Oak, Ripon | 9½ miles
This is a short route but well worth doing since it's largely off-road and a superb way to visit and explore Studley Park and Fountains Abbey. It includes two lesser-visited corners of the estate: a little hill topped by a folly tower and a picturesque corner beside a bridge next to Fountains Hall.
Alternatively suited to a long walk, the route is flat, very family-friendly and easy to follow. The off-road sections are easy to negotiate on all types of bike.