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Goole and Howdenshire Area Walks

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W17 - A Stroll from Snaith
Walk Name
A Stroll from Snaith
Follow riverside paths and minor roads to explore the conservation centre at the heart of Snaith.
Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
Station car park access via George Street
Pub and shop in Snaith
Public Conveniences
Estcourt Street in Goole
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
Shortened Distance (Miles)
  • On your walk follow the main road towards Selby to reach the bank of the river Aire.  In the trees to the north you can see the tower of Carlton Towers.  Follow the riverside path for a mile and then take the path along the raised bank.  You may use the road, or the road and the field headland running eastwards, to return to Snaith.
Start Point
Snaith church
End Point
Snaith church
Towns & Villages
East Cowick, Gowdall, Pollington, Snaith and West Cowick
ParishSnaith and Cowick
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  Snaith dates back to the Anglo-Saxon period and the name is believed to derive from the old English name, 'Snaed'.  It was mentioned in the Domesday survey and gradually developed into an important market and trading centre with the granting of privileges to hold markets and fairs in 1223.  At the Poll Tax of 1379, Snaith was the eighth most highly assessed place in the West Riding.  Its centre is a conservation area containing many interesting old buildings, one of which - 31/33 Beast Fair - dates from 1627.  With the opening of the Selby Canal in 1778 and the Knottingley-Goole Canal in 1826, the passing river trade diminished and the town declined from its once prosperous state.  However, it is a pleasant place to visit with several friendly inns offering drinks and excellent bar snacks. 
-  On returning to Snaith why not visit the attractive Priory Church of St. Lawrence, dating from 1250?  It contains many interesting features and, like all parish churches, reflects the history and heritage of the area.  There was a small Priory Cell for Benedictine monks founded at Snaith in around 1310 which was dependent on Selby Abbey. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
-  is relatively flat. 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock.