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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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C31 - South Cave Wold (A Walk Up Mount Airy)
Walk Name
South Cave Wold (A Walk up Mount Airy)
Climb the steep hills on this route and you will be rewarded with stunning views, especially up at Mount Airy.
Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Brantingham and South Cave
Pubs and shops in Brantingham and South Cave, plus pub at Ellerker
Public Conveniences
Various sites in Hessle, plus facilities at Willerby Square
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
Shortened Distance (Miles)
  • You can use any of the dotted paths or roads to lengthen your walk.
  • Mount Airy is the name given to the farm at the top of the steep hill from where you obtain excellent views of the Humber and Lincolnshire to the south, and the Vale of York to the west
  • There are alternatives to the suggested walk:-
  • Park along the popular Brantingham Dale, walk up Mount Airy and then follow the tracks eastwards to Riplingham.
  • Alternatively, why not go up Littlewold Lane, head towards Riplingham, and then follow the path westwards to Mount Airy?  You will return to South Cave along the farm track.
Start Point
Brantingham, Market Place or South Cave
End Point
Brantingham, Market Place or South Cave
Towns & Villages
Brantingham, Ellerker, Everthorpe, Riplingham and South Cave
ParishSouth Cave
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  South Cave is not a village but a town.  Edward I granted a charter in 1291 which gave people the right to hold a market every Monday.  Locals also had permission to hold a four-day fair to buy and sell sheep and horses.  Other charters were granted in the 14th and 15th centuries and by the late 18th century, as a result of agricultural improvements, South Cave was a thriving corn market.  A market hall was built in 1796 and its first floor was used as a school room.  The coming of the railways in the 1840s gave easier access to larger markets and the corn trade at South Cave diminished, becoming obsolete by 1867. 
-  Ellerker is a small unspoilt village situated round a large village green. 
-  Brantingham is an attractive "estate" village with many fine houses.  Note the war memorial, which was built out of stones from the old Hull Town Hall.  The village church of "All Saints" is not in the centre of the village but stands along the wooded and popular Brantingham Dale.  The background of tree-lined hills and the foreground of a quaint country cottage must surely make it one of the most photographed parts of East Yorkshire. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
-  contains some steep slopes. 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
-  crosses at least one road. 
-  may involve walking through planted crops.