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Snaith Heritage Walk 10 The Pinfold 2010
Walk Name
Heritage Walks - Walk 10
Pollington Heritage and Nature

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 level walk with two short gradients.


A pleasant walk through open countryside with interesting historical features. A section of the walk uses the Trans-Pennine trail.


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Snaith and Cowick Together

Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
Free parking at the start at Pollington Social Centre, Main Street Pollington DN14 0DW Map reference SE617196
Public house and restaurant in Pollington
Public Conveniences
No public toilets
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
  • Leave Social Centre Car Park, turn right on Main Street.
  • When main road bends to the left, go straight on and then turn right Pinfold Lane.
  • HERITAGE BOARD at Pinfold.
  • At the top of the slight hill, turn sharp right on to a straight concrete road, Balk Lane (road holds water after heavy rain).
  • At the end of Balk Lane, turn right on the main road and then sharp left on Berridge Lane.
  • Turn right Trans Pennine Trail (TPT).
  • Near canal, turn right follow path then lane.
  • Near Crow Croft Bridge, turn right on Crow Croft Lane.
  • Turn left East End and left on Main Street, back to car park.
Start Point
Pollington Social Centre
End Point
Pollington Social Centre
Towns & Villages
Further Information
Features of Interest
• As you turn away from the Main Street ahead of you is the Parish Room, formally Reading Room. It has acquired a number of alterations over the years, the roof has been raised and a extension to the side. (See the HERITAGE BOARD at the Pinfold for more detail). 
• A little further on, up Pinfold Lane, is an excellent example of a Pinfold. On the HERITAGE BOARD you are able to learn about a late 4th / early 5th century coffin, the blacksmiths and RAF Snaith, the WWII Bomber Command airfield actually based in Pollington. 
• Balk Lane, largely a concrete surface, is thought to have been an access for emergency vehicles when the airfield was in operation. Just to the rear of a farm are the ruins of the old cinema, used by both the RAF personnel and local Pollington people in the war. 
• In the 17th century there was quite a large community of Quakers living in Pollington and records show that many of them were persecuted for following their beliefs.  It is believed that a Quaker Burial Ground was situated in the second field on the right as you enter Berridge Lane and was used until about 1760. It is thought that the last of the Quakers in the area emigrated to the USA about 1810. 
• After walking alongside the canal, you will reach Balne Croft Lane. This is the point where there are remains of the No 4 Swing Bridge over the canal. This would have been the only access to Balne Croft Farm across the canal when it was first constructed. 
• Along Balne Croft Lane you will pass by the banking and walls which supported a branch line of the Hull to Barnsley Railway. 
• At the end of Balne Croft Lane you have good views along the canal from the road bridge, a short diversion along the canal bank to the lock, the largest on the waterway system, will bring you to another HERITAGE BOARD which gives the history of the canal.
Additional Information
No public transport