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Goole and Howdenshire Area Walks

The table below contains information on all walks centred in the goole and howdenshire 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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W18 - Bubwith to Holme-on-Spalding-Moor
Walk Name
Bubwith to Holme-on-Spalding-Moor
Enjoy a peaceful ride near to Holme-on-Spalding-Moor.  (This is a linear route, so remember to ask someone to collect you from the end point!)
Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Mountain Biking and Horse Riding Routes
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
Former Highfield Station site on the B1228, just south of the crossroads and east of Bubwith
Pubs in Bubwith, Foggathorpe, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor and Shiptonthorpe
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
  • Leave the car park and cross the road to follow the rail trail towards Holme-on-Spalding-Moor.  The rail trail is on the definitive map as a footpath but there is permissive use for riding and cycling.
  • The route to Holme-on-Spalding-Moor is straight, heading north east.  You pass two roads, one of which is the A163 (as you cross this road diagonally to the right take care and listen for traffic).  You will also pass numerous drains and the river Foulness.
  • You can extend your ride by following ride W4 from Holme-on-Spalding-Moor to Towthorpe Corner (just north of Market Weighton).  Search for W4 for further details.
  • This linear ride is taken from the book "Humberside on Horseback" and is included by kind permission of the British Horse Society.
Start Point
Bubwith, former Highfield Station site on the B1228, just south of the crossroads
End Point
Towns & Villages
Bubwith, Everingham, Foggathorpe, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Londesborough and Shiptonthorpe
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  Your ride is along part of the Bubwith rail trail and rural bridleways. 
-  The origins of Bubwith can be traced back to the Vikings.  The 12th century church was built of stone which was carried by sea to the village.  In the adjoining churchyard stands a memorial to 78th Squadron who were based at nearby Breighton Airfield during WWII. 
-  Bubwith was once home to the old trade of teasel growing.  The teasels were used to "tease" or comb wool in the mills of the West Riding.  Today, the village is home to a renowned residential theatre and television school which has students from around the world studying and peforming plays. 
-  Unfortunately, due to the proximity of the Derwent, Bubwith has suffered some severe flooding in the last few years.   
-  A little way outside of the village you will see the old railway line.  To the right is "Dingle Dell", part of the old railway line but now a nature reserve and woodland area. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
-  is relatively flat. 
-  contains gates which can be passed through in a motorised wheelchair, on a horse or with a pushchair. 
-  contains kissing gates and hand gates but no stiles. 
-  crosses at least one road (listen for traffic, especially in Foggathorpe). 
Additional Information
-  You cannot enter Dingle Dell nature reserve on a bicycle or a horse.   
-  The grade only applies if you follow this route on foot. 
-  You can extend your walk or ride by searching on this website for details of route W4, 'Holme-on-Spalding-Moor to Towthorpe Corner'. 
-  When you reach the end of the route, turn around and make your way back to the start.