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W2 - A Walk Through Londesborough Park
Summary
Walk Name
A Walk Through Londesborough Park
Ref
W2
Discover Wolds farmland and parkland on a three- or four-mile long stroll from Towthorpe picnic site on the A163.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Easy
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
294
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Londesborough, or parking at Towthorpe picnic site
Refreshments
Londesborough Reading Room (summer weekends only) and Karelia Cafe at the downhill end of Towthorpe picnic site
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance
Distance (Miles)
3
Distance (Kilometres)
5
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
4
Shortened Distance (Miles)
3
Description
  • From the parking area, cross the A614 road with care and follow the Wolds Way along a farm track and road to Londesborough Park.  Next branch off through the parkland (still on the Wolds Way) to pass some lovely old trees and the end of the lake.  You will soon arrive in Londesborough village.
  • On summer weekends refreshments are available in the Reading Room, courtesy of the Women's Institute.  The building has an interesting history and is worth a visit. 
  • To return, retrace your steps along the Wolds Way.  Turn left onto the first signposted path and head towards, and through, the site of the deserted medieval Easthorpe village.
  • Take the farm road to the right and return to the picnic site via the signed Wolds Way route.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Picnic site at Towthorpe Corner
End Point
Picnic site at Towthorpe Corner
Towns & Villages
Goodmanham, Londesborough, Market Weighton and Shiptonthorpe
ParishBishop Wilton
Start Easting
487,863.00
Start Northing
444,003.00
End Easting
487,863.00
End Northing
444,003.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  The deserted medieval village of Easthorpe was depopulated when Lord Burlington decided to expand his deer park.  The last five cottages were knocked down in 1738.
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some steep slopes. 
 
-  contains kissing gates and hand gates but no stiles. 
 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
 
-  crosses at least one road.