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Driffield and East Wolds Area Walks

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N30 - Sledmere Park Walk
Summary
Walk Name
Sledmere Park Walk
Ref
N30
Enjoy a walk through the Sledmere deer park with views of the Castle, Avenue Wood, and the parkland.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Walk Type
  • Nature Trail and Country Park Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
300
Car Parking Facility
Car park in Sledmere (see map)
Refreshments
Pub and shop in Sledmere
Public Conveniences
Cross Street and North Street, both in Driffield
Distance
Distance (Miles)
2
Distance (Kilometres)
3
Description
  • This delightful walk follows private paths and is open to the public by kind permission of the Sledmere Estate, during daylight hours only.  Please keep to the waymarked path and close all gates.
  • To avoid disturbance to the deer and wildlife, dogs and horses are excluded, except by permission of the Estate.
  • The walk may be closed from time to time during the period 1st November to 1st February, and it is advisable to check beforehand by contacting the estate office on tel. 01377 236221.
  • Start at the the gate in the tall fence on the B1252 Driffield Road, opposite the houses.
  • The short path extension by the Sylvia Grove, leads to the "Doggy Monuments" where several of the family pets are buried.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Sledmere
End Point
Sledmere
Towns & Villages
Sledmere
ParishSledmere
Start Easting
493,595.00
Start Northing
464,751.00
End Easting
493,595.00
End Northing
464,751.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  St Mary's Church is the grandest of the churches built for Sir Tatton Sykes ll in 1893-98 at a cost of at least £60,000.  Designed by Temple Moore it stands on the site of a 14th century church.  It contains a richly carved red sandstone interior and there is an ornate screen and rood loft and elaborate reredos.  There are monuments to the Sykes family from the former church. 
 
-  A fitting end to the walk would be a home-made tea in the restaurant at Sledmere House, or something stronger at the Triton Inn.
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  is relatively flat 
 
-  contains gates and three, seven-feet tall ladder stiles, which may be difficult for people with mobility problems or sufferers from vertigo.