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Driffield and East Wolds Area Walks

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N45 - Huggate/Frendal Dale
Walk Name
Huggate/Frendal Dale
Explore several open access areas in a typical Yorkshire Wolds landscape.
Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Top 10 Walks for Visitors
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Huggate. Please park responsibly and courteously
Public Conveniences
Railway Street in Pocklington. Check opening times before setting off.
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
  • Starting from the village of Huggate, walk northward along Church Street and then follow the road to the right (Town End Lane).
  • Turn right at the stile and wander through Cow Dale, the first of the day's open access areas.  Where the valley splits cross the stile to your right.
  • After about ¾ mile go through a kissing gate and then follow the edge of the wood to a track.  Turn right and you will arrive at a road.
  • Follow the road back towards Huggate and turn left at the next junction.  You will see a bridlegate on your right after about 500 yards.  Follow this long track along part of the Minster Way.
  • In the second open access area, Well Dale, you will enjoy good views to the southeast. 
  • Cross the road and descend into Nettle Dale - yet another open access area.  At the end of the Dale you meet the Yorkshire Wolds Way which drops down close to the Millington Dale road.
  • Climb uphill on the footpath and drop down again after a short distance.  Cross the road and enter Frendal Dale.  Walk up the Dale and into Great Plantation.  Follow the path through the wood until you reach the road at Waterman Hole.
  • Follow tracks and field paths, and pass through another open access area (Horse Dale) and Glebe Farm, to return to Huggate.
Start Point
Village green in Huggate. (YO42 1YF)
End Point
Village green in Huggate. (YO42 1YF)
Towns & Villages
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
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 Wo
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
-  contains some steep slopes. 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
Additional Information
-  This walk is one of ten shown in a free booklet of walks in the open access areas of the East Riding.  The booklet is available from Tourist Information Centres, Customer Service Centres and some libraries.