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Heritage Walk 5 A Riversdie Ramble
Walk Name
Heritage Walks - Walk 5
A Riverside Ramble

This is one of fifteen HERITAGE WALKS in and around the villages of Pollington, Rawcliffe and Rawcliffe Bridge as well as Snaith & Cowick township.  Each of the walks passes at least one of fifteen HERITAGE BOARDS that explain a little of the rich history and heritage of the area.


An easy walk – a mixture of riverside, field paths, tracks and minor road walking. 4 stiles. Can be muddy in places after rain.


Follow field paths, tracks and a minor road, passing through Gowdall to the western most boundary of the East Riding of Yorkshire before taking a lovely riverside path back to Snaith.


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Snaith and Cowick Together

Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
Free parking at start in Snaith station car park. Post code DN14 9HY Map reference SE643223
Cafes and public houses in Snaith
Public Conveniences
No public toilets
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
Shortened Distance (Miles)


  • Leave car park through pedestrian gate turn left then right on Mill Lane and then at the end of Mill Lane turn right, round the back of the church and on Priory Way.  Turn left on Dawnay Garth  and then right on footpath, cross a road and go over two stiles.
  • At the end of the Snaith and Gowdall footway, turn left Dorr Lane.
  • Turn right off Dorr Lane on to a footpath at field edge.
  • At the bottom of the slope, turn right and follow footpath round the field edge at the bottom of the field and then in to the next field, following the fenced field edge path round to and over railway level crossing.
  • At the end of footpath, turn left on to minor road.
  • At junction with Field Lane Gowdall, go straight on and then turn right on footpath.
  • At the first right turn, turn towards river and then right on river bank. Follow river bank towards Snaith.
  • On reaching minor road (Ferry Lane), turn left and walk to HERITAGE BOARD on river side.
  • Turn right off the lane up a public footpath between the houses and straight up a hill across a field to the level crossing.
  • Go over the level crossing and on George Street back to the station car park.



  • At junction with Field Lane Gowdall, turn Right. At the end of the lane, go over stile and climb on to river bank, turning right and following the river bank to Snaith,
Start Point
Snaith Station
End Point
Snaith Station
Towns & Villages
ParishSnaith and Cowick
Further Information
Features of Interest
• Walking down Mill  Street you pass Snaith Brewery. Built in 1794 the building was formally a steam corn mill. In the early 1900s it became a Clog Mill, making wooden soles for clogs. In 1983 its use changed again when it became the Old Mill Brewery. 
• Exiting Mill Street looking to your left you will see the 18th century Lock- Up, it’s purpose and history covered more extensively on the Snaith Heritage Trail.(Walk 1) 
• Walking round the back of the Priory you will note the Old School, built in 1626 by Edmund Yarborough with money left by Nicholas Waller for that purpose. The school closed in 1877. There is a HERITAGE BOARD all about education in Snaith, on the church wall at the end of Buttermarket. 
• In the centre of Gowdall you will see a small Memorial Garden. The garden remembers the floods of 2000 when the whole of Gowdall was flooded to a depth of approx 4 feet. 
• When you climb the River Aire flood bank, to return to Snaith, look around, how many Power Stations can you see? The large one to the north east is Drax, the largest coal fired power station in Europe. 
• Near the end of the walk pass under the road bridge and continue to the foundations of the 1777 bridge to the HERITAGE BOARD there which tells the story of Snaith’s river.
Additional Information
Buses: Arriva services 400 and 401 from Goole and Selby