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Goole and Howdenshire Area Walks

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A Stroll Through Dingle Dell
Summary
Walk Name
A Stroll Through Dingle Dell
Ref
W16
Follow this route to discover a riverbank, a local beauty spot and a disused railway line.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Easy
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
291
Car Parking Facility
Car park at Highfield, Bubwith in Bubwith
Refreshments
Pub and shop in Bubwith
Public Conveniences
St. Helen's Square in Howden
Distance
Distance (Miles)
2
Distance (Kilometres)
3
Description
  • First walk from the car park area along the disused Selby to Market Weighton railway line, known as the 'Howdenshire Rail Trail'.  Cross the road at the former station area and continue along the path into 'Dingle Dell'.
  • Walk to the bank of the river and take the field path to the right of the old railway bridge.  Follow the footpath northward to the edge of the village.
  • Turn right along a grassy area and walk through to Breighton Road.  Cross the road and take the path between numbers 49 and 51, Breighton Road.
  • Follow the path as it joins the Rail Trail and walk back to the start.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Bubwith
End Point
Bubwith
Towns & Villages
Bubwith and Highfield
ParishBubwith
Start Easting
472,668.00
Start Northing
436,210.00
End Easting
472,668.00
End Northing
436,210.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  A 13th century embattled and pinnacled church stands near the old landing place at the end of Staithe Street.   
 
-  The village church tower was built five centuries ago by the Bishop of Bath and Wells, the aptly named Nicholas de Bubwith.  Try to find the sundial in the churchyard. 
 
-  Soil was excavated to form the line embankment and today the water-filled hollows support a variety of plants and animals.  The whole area has regenerated with shrubs, bushes and trees.  Please respect the small nature reserve if you choose to study the wildlife there. 
 
-  Bubwith stands on the banks of the Derwent and an ancient bridge of many arches spans the water.  The area each side of the river is low-lying, and often floods at high tides to transform the area into a series of large 'lakes'. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  is relatively flat. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
 
-  contains surfaces which can be boggy in wet weather.