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Driffield and East Wolds Area Walks

The table below contains information on all walks centred in the driffield and east wolds 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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N7 - Huggate Strolls
Summary
Walk Name
Huggate Strolls
Ref
N7
Explore an elevated section of the Yorkshire Wolds on this excellent set of inter-linked strolls.  Enjoy fine views as you pass through and along deep dales, field headlands and a minor road.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Challenging
Walk Type
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
294
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Huggate
Refreshments
Shop and pub in Huggate
Public Conveniences
Railway Street in Pocklington
Distance
Distance (Miles)
9
Distance (Kilometres)
14
Description
  • Choose from the following walk options:-

-  2 miles past Glebe Farm

-  5 miles to Millington Dale along the "Wolds Way" and back on the "Minster Way"

-  6 miles eastward along a pleasant dale and back along an ancient bridleway.

  • Alternatively, link the options above to create your own route. 
  • Use the map to make your way along your chosen route.
  • All of the walks offer fine views across the open Wolds landscape and are truly enjoyable.  You feel a sense of adventure when walking in an area like the Yorkshire Wolds; although other parts of England are well-known, the Wolds still await discovery.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Huggate village
End Point
Huggate village
Towns & Villages
Huggate
ParishHuggate
Start Easting
488,189.00
Start Northing
455,359.00
End Easting
488,189.00
End Northing
455,359.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  Huggate is one of the highest villages on the Wolds and is frequently cut off by snowdrifts in winter.  For the rest of the year it is a small farming community in a natural Wolds hollow.  The main part of the village is north from the main road and is hardly ever visited.  It has developed around a large green, which is reputed to have the deepest well in England.  The old church, which contains some fine stained glass windows, has a 14th century spire which is unusual for a church on the Wolds.  Have a stroll on the roads round the green.  It is not a particularly picturesque village, but is very much a working community with numerous sturdy farmsteads. 
 
-  At the end of the walk, why not sample the Wolds hospitality in one of the friendly village inns, like the "Wolds Inn" at Huggate? 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some steep slopes. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
 
-  may involve walking through planted crops.