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Goole and Howdenshire Area Walks

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C22 - Newport Trail
Summary
Walk Name
Newport Trail
Ref
C22
Take an easy ride along the flat surfaces of sandy tracks and quiet lanes.  If you ride on a hot, sunny day watch out for sand lizards and snakes basking in the sun!
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
  • Mountain Biking and Horse Riding Routes
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
291
Car Parking Facility
Park by prior arrangement at the East Yorkshire Equestrian Centre on Stoney Carr Lane in Newport (please call 01430 440 835 - a small fee will be charged). Alternatively, park in Newport
Refreshments
Pubs in Gilberdyke and Newport
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance
Distance (Miles)
11
Distance (Kilometres)
18
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
11
Shortened Distance (Miles)
11
Description
  • During the first mile or so you will see the old Market Weighton Canal Lockpit, known locally as "Sodhouse Lock".  There is a bridleway marker to guide you.  Although the route is a dead-end it makes for a nice scenic diversion before you carry on.  The canal, now filled in, was cleared by Italian prisoners-of-war during WWII.
  • From your parking place at Stoneycarr Farm, turn left along the lane.  Follow the lane all the way to South Carr Farm, ignoring other bridleway markers en route.  At South Carr Farm (GR.861329) keep slightly right, following the waymarkers through the farm and out through a gate at the back of the farm.  You are now on the back road to South Carr Farm.  Turn right and follow the track, which will take you to the next farm, North Carr Farm (GR.866338).  
  • Follow the waymarkers until you meet the road.  Turn left.  After a short distance, the track forks and you take the right fork leading towards a small plantation of trees.  Continue on the track going through the trees.  As you leave the trees, there is a dyke on the left.  Turn left here (GR.860344), keeping the dyke to your right.  (This is an interesting area for bird watchers.)
  • Stay on this track for about a mile, following the line of the drain.  (You will see Wholsea Grange Farm across the field to your right.)  Cross the dyke on your right and ride to Wholsea Grange Farm.  Follow the waymarkers through the farmyard, going right and then left (GR.848346).  Leave by riding down the main farm drive (GR.845345).  At the end of the drive you will meet the road.  (There is a bridleway marker to the left showing a route alongside the canal.  This route is a dead-end but makes a pleasant out-and-back ride.)
  • From the end of Wholesea Grange Farm drive, ride straight ahead to the T-junction where you turn left along the lane.  The lane is narrow but is usually very quiet.  Bear right and then go straight on for ½ mile.  Look for, and follow, the bridleway marker to the left which leads you along the flat headlands and across a small timber bridge to go right along more headlands.
  • Exit onto the road opposite Hasholme Hall (GR.821332).  Turn left here and follow this quiet lane, ignoring any side turnings. Ride past the newly-planted trees.  At the point marked 'Ford' (GR.837326) there is a substantial bridge.  Cross this and ride along the lane to a T-junction.  At the T-junction (GR.846309), turn left and ride past the greenhouses and along the road until you come to the Market Weighton Canal.  Cross the bridge to the Canal Bank East and turn left (GR.853313).  Ride to the Pumping Station (GR.851317), which is quite obvious, and turn right down a well-defined bridleway to Stoney Carr Lane.  At the lane, turn right and return to your starting point.
  • This circular is is taken from the book "Humberside on Horseback" and is included by kind permission of the British Horse Society.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Stoney Carr Farm in North Cave
End Point
Stoney Carr Farm in North Cave
Towns & Villages
Gilberdyke, Newport and North Cave
ParishNorth Cave
Start Easting
486,487.00
Start Northing
431,823.00
End Easting
486,487.00
End Northing
431,823.00
Further Information
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  is relatively flat. 
 
-  does not contain barriers. 
 
-  crosses at least one road and a watercourse. 
Additional Information
-  If you ride on a sunny and hot day watch out for sand lizards and snakes basking in the sun! 
 
-  The grade only applies if you follow this route on foot.