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W5 - Kiplingcotes Trail
Summary
Walk Name
Kiplingcotes Trail
Ref
W5
Enjoy a circular ride or walk over mostly flat surfaces.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Walk Type
  • Mountain Biking and Horse Riding Routes
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
293 and 294
Car Parking Facility
Wide grass verge just east of Goodmanham
Refreshments
Pubs in Shiptonthorpe and Market Weighton
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance
Distance (Miles)
11
Distance (Kilometres)
18
Description
  • Part of this route is used for the Kiplingcotes Derby.  This race is thought to be the oldest flat race in the country and is always held on the third Thursday in March.  The white finishing post for this race can be found in a gateway near Loaningdale Farm. 
  • From your parking place ride into the village and turn right (GR.890432), going past the church and following signs for the Wold Way.  Follow this headland bridleway to Towthorpe Corner picnic site by the A163 (GR.878440).  (Visibility is good and the traffic will be slowing down for the roundabout.) 
  • From the picnic area, turn left and ride to the roundabout on the wide grass verges beside the "A" road.  Go right (using the last exit), taking great care on the major road, and ride towards Londesborough.
  • As you approach Londesborough you ride around the outskirts of the delightful park to the right.  At the T-junction turn right (GR.865454) and then take the second turn to the left (GR.866455) which has good verges and superb views across the Vale of York.  Follow this lane for about one mile, heading north to a crossroad.  Turn right at the crossroad (GR.863472) to go over Nunburnholme Wold.  Ride for about two miles on this quiet road.  (Take time to admire the scenery which includes Londesborough Estate to the right.)
  • Look for, and ride past, Loaningdale Farm and take the road on the right (GR.888489), heading south.  Follow the road down a dip and up to the woods at the top.  Keep riding straight ahead to meet the A163 (GR.897475).  At this road cross with care and continue on down the clay track of the racecourse.  This eventually becomes a chalk road, which you continue along to the top of the Enthorpe House drive.  Here you turn right (GR.918457) and ride along the wide grass verge back to Goodmanham and your starting point.
  • This circular ride is taken from "Humberside on Horseback" and is included by kind permission of the British Horse Society.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Goodmanham
End Point
Goodmanham
Towns & Villages
Goodmanham, Londesborough, Market Weighton and Middleton-on-the-Wolds
ParishGoodmanham
Start Easting
489,543.00
Start Northing
443,472.00
End Easting
489,543.00
End Northing
443,472.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  "Goodmanham" comes the Celtic "Godo" meaning an uncovered sanctuary and "mynydiss" meaning a hilly place.   
 
-  The village is mentioned in Bede's "History of the English Church and People".  The Venerable Bede thought that the Pagan temple of Northumbria was situated here.  In AD627 Coifi, the King Of Northumbria, converted to Christianity and went to York to be baptised.  As he passed through Godmungdingaham (as it was then known) he became so enraged by the existence of the Pagan temple that he burned it down!  The crypt of the ancient church (All Hallows) has some Sigurd dragon carvings. 
 
-  This area is also home to three of the Holy Wells, the most famous being The Lady Well.  These wells have no known healing properties but were once used to feed water through to the local churches. 
 
-  Londesborough village was once owned by the Devonshire and Burlington families.  In 1845 it was purchased by George Hudson, the "Railway King".  Though his home, the Hall, has long since been demolished the village is little changed due to the careful conservation of the houses. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some steep slopes. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
 
-  may involve walking or riding through fields with livestock. 
 
-  crosses at least one road. 
Additional Information
-  The grade only applies if you follow this route on foot.