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Bridlington Area Walks

The table below contains information on all walks centred in the bridlington area. Click on any walk's name or reference code to see more details on the walk, including photos and a route map.

 

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E44 - Fordon Dales Walk
Summary
Walk Name
Fordon Dales Walk
Ref
E44
Discover the peace and solitude of a lovely dry dales walk with breathtaking long views from the 'top'.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Walk Type
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
301
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Fordon
Refreshments
Pub and shop in Rudston
Public Conveniences
Various sites in Bridlington
Distance
Distance (Miles)
5
Distance (Kilometres)
8
Shortened Distance (Miles)
3.5
Description
  • Your walk starts along a public footpath by Low Fordon Farm at the west end of the hamlet.
  • You then follow the valley bottom all the way up the gentle hill through North Dale and Lang Dale, passing the sites of tumuli.
  • Near the top end of the Lang Dale take a footpath (Centenary Way) across the valley to then take the walk to the road by Sharpe Howe.
  • After admiring the view to the west and the south, turn down the road and follow it past Danebury Manor.  You then follow a track downhill to Cans Dale where you will meet a road.  Walk along this road to return to Fordon.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Fordon village
End Point
Fordon
Towns & Villages
Fordon
ParishWold Newton
Start Easting
504,943.00
Start Northing
475,134.00
End Easting
504,943.00
End Northing
475,134.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  The view from the road near Sharpe Howe is among the best in the Yorkshire Wolds. 
 
-  The tiny St. James' church in Fordon is the smallest active church in Yorkshire, possibly in England. With parts dating from Norman times, it has had a chequered history, reconsecrated at least twice, and reputedly serving for a time as a smugglers' den, before being recently refurbished by the villagers.
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some gentle slopes. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
 
-  crosses at least one road. 
 
-  contains surfaces which can be boggy in wet weather. 
 
-  contains some uneven surfaces. 
Additional Information
-  Some sections of this walk pass through recently-designated 'Open Access' areas.  Here you may walk anywhere - just look out for the notices and access waymarks.