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Goole and Howdenshire Area Walks

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C24 - North Cave Circular
Walk Name
North Cave Circular
Follow good wide verges and bridleways on this circular route.
Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Mountain Biking and Horse Riding Routes
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
By prior arrangement, park at East Riding Equestrian Centre, Stoney Carr Lane, Newport - please call 01430 440 835 (a small fee will be charged). Alternatively, park on a roadside in North Cave
Pubs in Hotham and North Cave
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
Shortened Distance (Miles)
  • Leave the Equestrian Centre and turn right.  Ride along the road in the direction of the M62.  About half-way up the motorway fly-over bridge, turn left and ride along a concrete road past Gate House to turn left along the clay track which runs parallel with the road.  Continue to ride all the way to the end of the slip road (B1230) towards North Cave. 
  • Leaving the interchange behind, turn down the first lane on the right (GR.878316).  This is Common Lane West and is just before the garden centre.  Ride again to the edge of the expressway, now the A63, and turn left along the wide green lane.  Ride straight ahead for about a mile.  (Please do not attempt to use the bridleway which you pass to the right as there is no bridge across the dual carriageway and there is no alternative way to get across.)
  • After about a mile you will cross the beck (GR.892314) and ride straight ahead to the road.  Turn right and then turn left (GR.899316) to continue to the quiet, rural village of Everthorpe.  Ride until you come to the end of the houses and then turn left (GR.910320) to double back on the other village road.  You will then cross the bridge over the old Hull and Barnsley railway line.  Continue to the T-junction (GR.900323) at North Cave (see 'Features of Interest' below).
  • Having visited North Cave, return to the church and leave on the B1230 going past Manor Farm.  Ride for 1 1/2 miles to meet the A1034 (GR.916337).  (This road is very busy but it does have a good verge.)  Turn left and ride for a few hundred yards before turning left again (GR.914341) onto a minor road with very wide verges.  Continue along here to Hotham village.  In the village itself, at the gates to Hotham Hall, turn right and ride past the pub to the church.  Continue straight ahead onto a track (GR.894346). 
  • After 3/4 mile, take the bridleway track to the left (GR.892355) and ride for 1/2 mile.  Turn left (GR.892343) and ride back to the village road.
  • (*) At this point either follow the next set of instructions or use those marked (*) further down the page.
  • Ride straight ahead along this rural lane back to North Cave. When you meet the first crossroads, ride straight ahead with the beck appearing to your left.  At the B1230 go straight across with care, keeping to the beck bank.  (You will now ride under the Hull and Barnsley railway.)  Stay by the side of the beck until you get to the bridleway junction (GR.892314) which you passed on the outward journey.  Turn right and retrace your steps back to your parking place.
  • (*) To ride back to the start from this point, turn right and ride down the hill to the crossroads.  Go directly across and down the lane passing Snake Hall to North Carr Farm.  Turn left onto the bridleway and follow it through South Carr Farm and so down the lane back to the start.
  • This circular ride is taken from the book "Humberside on Horseback" and is included by kind permission of the British Horse Society.
Start Point
Stoney Carr Farm in North Cave
End Point
Stoney Carr Farm in North Cave
Towns & Villages
Everthorpe, Hotham, Newbald, Newport, North Cave and South Cave
ParishNorth Cave
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  North Cave is a bustling village with a rich history.  The name came from Jordayne de Cave who inherited the lands from his brother Wyamarus who died without an heir.  Wyamarus himself was given the land in 1069 by William The Conqueror.  North Cave has grown considerably but has retained its small village charm. 
-  North Cave has a fascinating history.  If you ride to the North Cave church you can buy a booklet called "Walking around North Cave".  To reach the church, turn right at the T-junction, then go straight ahead at the War Memorial.  Turn right at the shop and ride along Church Street to the church.  The vicarage is opposite in the trees, next to the playing fields.  You can ride most parts of the route except for Paper Mill, Upper Mill, Fish Ponds and Quaker Well.  However, if you look on the map in the centre of the booklet you can clearly plot your own course around these parts. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
-  contains some gentle slopes. 
-  does not contain barriers. 
-  crosses at least one road. 
Additional Information
-  Please follow the Countryside Code at all times. 
-  The grade only applies if you follow this route on foot.