THE MADGANG CROSSES THE BORDERINTO DARKEST NORTH YORKSHIRE

The MadGang are spending a few days down the road in the biscuit tin pretty village of Bishops Monkton, near Ripon in North Yorkshire. A hundred or so years ago it must have been thriving but now it is a sleepy dormitory village for rich commuters and the affluent retired. The price of property is well above average and even the old council housing has been bought up and turned into high priced desirable properties. But it's a lovely place to visit, especially when your caravan is parked 50 yards from a truly exceptional real ale pub.