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Goole and Howdenshire Area Walks

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The Howdenshire Way
Summary
Walk Name
The Howdenshire Way
Ref
W23
Head out into rural Howdenshire on this delightful walk near Howden.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Challenging
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
292
Car Parking Facility
Eastrington picnic area (or any other point on the route)
Refreshments
Pubs in Asselby, Boothferry (cafe here as well), Eastrington, Howden and Kilpin Pike
Public Conveniences
St. Helen's Square in Howden
Distance
Distance (Miles)
16
Distance (Kilometres)
26
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
16
Shortened Distance (Miles)
16
Description
  • From the picnic area follow the road westwards and then take a green lane southwards past Saltmarshe Grange to the main road.  Follow a short green lane to Balkholme.  At the edge of the village, you follow a delightful wide green lane with a deep drain to the left.  The lane is full of wildlife and birdsong.  It is known locally as Butts Lane and it was used by the local militia in the early part of the century for rifle practice. 
  • Next follow a path across a field to Kilpin.  Walk along the path running between the cottage and the factory to Howdendyke, always keeping the ditch and trees on your left.  Please take care in this area as there is a very busy industrial site. 
  • Follow the river bank (waymarked 'Howden 20') under the imposing new M62 road bridge (opened in 1975) and under the old road bridge (opened in 1929).
  • You leave this delightful river at the two cottages, one of which was the old Percy Arms.  It was at the derelict farmhouse nearby, which is over 300 years old, that the 19th century highwayman Snowden Dunhill was shot (although he evaded capture by escaping over the ferry).
  • The track northwards takes you to Knedlington and the field opposite the main road is the site of a former Quaker burial ground.  Pass the fine old Knedlington Hall, a place dating back to the 12th century which has connections with Howden Minster and the Bishops of Durham.  One of the windows has the same coat of arms as a window in the Minster.  
  • Follow the road and tracks to Asselby and past Eel Hall Farm.  Take the path northwards at the end of the trees.  Follow the field paths on the map to the main Selby road at Newsholme.
  • Turn right and, after 100 yards, turn left past the telephone box. At Pear Tree Farm bear left and follow the track towards a row of oak trees.  Follow the waymarked path past the large mound that marks the site of Prickett Hill Farm.
  • You will soon reach the hamlet of Brind, but do take care when crossing the railway line.  Follow a path across two grass fields and then follow field paths to the road (again, take care as you cross the line). 
  • Next follow a section of main road past the "Barnes Wallis" pub and into a green lane.  Barnes Wallis, of "bouncing bomb" fame, was associated with the building of airships at the former Howden airfield base. 
  • Take the pleasant green lane (Drain Lane) to Cavil Bridge.  This lane is a delight to botanists and birdwatchers.  Cross the road with care.  Follow first a track, then field paths, and finally a track to return to your starting point.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Picnic and amenity area at Eastrington (or any other point on the route)
End Point
Picnic and amenity area at Eastrington (or any other point on the route)
Towns & Villages
Asselby, Balkholme, Boothferry, Brind, Eastrington, Kilpin Pike, Knedlington, Laxton, Newsholme and North Howden
ParishEastrington
Start Easting
478,318.00
Start Northing
429,739.00
End Easting
478,318.00
End Northing
429,739.00
Further Information
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  is relatively flat. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
 
-  crosses at least one road.