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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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C23 - North Cave - Wallingfen - South Cave
Walk Name
North Cave - Wallingfen - South Cave
Take a walk along field headlands and a waterside track.
Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in North Cave and South Cave
Pubs and shops in North Cave and South Cave, plus a pub at Hotham
Public Conveniences
Various sites in Hessle, plus Willerby Square
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
Shortened Distance (Miles)
  • After walking along the tracks past South Carr Farm, Dryham, Everthorpe Grange and Cave Common, follow the side of Mill Beck and then the minor road to South Cave.
  • Next go past the United Reform Church, pass through a housing development and go through fields to reach the small farming community of Everthorpe with its stone-built houses.
  • Follow the road, then path, to return to North Cave.
Start Point
North Cave or West End, South Cave
End Point
North Cave or West End, South Cave
Towns & Villages
Ellerker, Everthorpe, Hotham, Newport, North Cave and South Cave
ParishNorth Cave
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  North Cave was once an important village standing on the main road from Howden to Beverley.  New roads have now taken traffic away from the village but there remain many fine 18th and 19th century cottages and houses. 
-  Between the two main village streets runs a pleasant stream which provided the power for three mills.  These were the Paper Mill which produced paper in 1733 and 1823 before reverting to corn in 1850, and the Lower Mill and the Upper Mill which were last used in the 1920s.  Can you find them?   
-  There is an excellent book describing a village trail, which gives full details of many cottages, farms and houses in North Cave.  For availability see the notice in the church porch.   
-  In the west of North Cave was a vast area of marshy common grazing land known as Wallingfen.  Drainage started in the 13th century.  However, it was not until the main drainage channel was built in 1772 and the land was enclosed by the 1777 Act of Parliament, creating a network of streams and dikes, that the area became highly productive. The main drainage channel was the Market Weighton canal. 
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. 
-  may involve walking through planted crops. 
-  contains some uneven surfaces.