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C74 - Around Bishop Burton Wold
Summary
Walk Name
Around Bishop Burton Wold
Ref
C74
Follow this simple trail to enjoy views of working farmland.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
293
Car Parking Facility
Flower Hill Farm by prior arrangement (call 01430 827480) or parking in Bishop Burton
Refreshments
Pubs in Walkington and Bishop Burton (check opening times before setting off)
Public Conveniences
Dyer Lane in Beverley (check opening times before setting off)
Distance
Distance (Miles)
11
Distance (Kilometres)
17.6
Description
  • From Flower Hill Farm drive turn left and ride down the roadside verge towards the village of Newbald.  Turn left at the road junction (GR.922373). 
  • Follow this lane past the back of Flower Hill Farm and ride for about 5 miles, where possible using the good verges.  Take the first left turn (GR.987382) towards Bishop Burton, heading north.  At the outskirts of the village look for, and turn along, a bridleway and metalled road to the left (GR.987397).  (It is worth noticing that the village, which is home to the Agricultural College, has a delightful assortment of white cottages and a large village pond teeming with ducks.) 
  • Follow the well-defined bridleway as it leaves the village and gently climbs Bishop Burton Wold to Newbald Lodge Farm.  Cross the road (GR.942397) and take the bridleway to the rear of the farm.  The bridleway follows headlands for about one mile. 
  • When you come to the next road (GR.928401), turn immediately left down another bridleway, which is known as Hessleskew Gare and is part of the Wolds Way.  At the next road (GR.929381) turn left and ride along the wide verges back to your parking place.
  • This circular ride is taken from the book "Humberside on Horseback" and is included by kind permission of the British Horse Society.
  • You are advised to confirm opening times and availability of pub, shops and public toilets before setting off in case of recent changes.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Flower Hill YO43 4TG
End Point
Flower Hill YO43 4TG
Towns & Villages
Bishop Burton, Cherry Burton, Newbald, Sancton and Walkington
ParishNorth Newbald
Start Easting
493,545.00
Start Northing
438,233.00
End Easting
493,545.00
End Northing
438,233.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
• Newbald has an outstanding Norman church which is thought to be the most complete Norman church still remaining in England built of local stone.  King Canute's son-in-law Ulphus dedicated the lands to God and they were taken over by the Church.  The "Bishop" in Bishop Burton came from the fact that the Archbishop of York had his palace within the parish.  In 1296 Archbishop Romanus died here.  The word "Burton" means "fortified place" and can be found in many place names in the area.  
Accessibility Information
This route: 
• contains some steep slopes. 
• does not contain barriers.
Additional Information
• The grade only applies if you follow this route on foot.