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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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N31 - Nafferton to Wansford
Summary
Walk Name
Nafferton to Wansford
Ref
N31

Enjoy a stroll along the banks of Wansford beck.  (For those of you arriving from south of the Humber, that's a brook.)

 

Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
295
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Nafferton (see 'Additional Information' below)
Refreshments
Pub and shop in Nafferton
Public Conveniences
Cross Street and North Street, both in Driffield
Distance
Distance (Miles)
5
Distance (Kilometres)
8
Description
  • Starting from Nethergate take the public footpath eastward to Backcarr Lane. 
  • Walk across the level crossing and continue to Whale Jaw Lane.
  • Turn left at Carr Lane and walk past the poultry houses until you reach another lane on the right.  Turn along the lane to reach Wansford.
  • Your return journey is along the banks of the beck to Nafferton.
  • Cross New Bridge Lane, then the railway line, to arrive at Priestgate.
  • Take a sharp right turn back across the beck to the start.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Nethergate, near the site of the former Nether Hall
End Point
Nethergate, near the site of the former Nether Hall
Towns & Villages
Nafferton and Wansford
ParishSkerne and Wansford
Start Easting
505,986.00
Start Northing
458,905.00
End Easting
505,986.00
End Northing
458,905.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  All Saints church dominates the centre of Nafferton village and overlooks the Mere.  The earliest feature is the Norman chancel arch and there are several features dating from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries.  There are late Georgian box pews, medieval monuments and 20th century stained glass windows.  Can you find the Norman French inscription on the south face of the tower? 
Additional Information
-  If parking by the roadside in Nafferton, please consider local people.  The parking problems in the village have even been mentioned on the BBC.