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W13 - A Stroll From Holme-on-Spalding-Moor
Summary
Walk Name
A Stroll from Holme-on-Spalding-Moor
Ref
W13
Enjoy fine hill top views by taking this pleasant stroll along field headlands and a disused railway line.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Easy
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
291
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor
Refreshments
None
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance
Distance (Miles)
2.5
Distance (Kilometres)
4
Description
  • Holme-on-Spalding-Moor is, or rather was, a village on the Spalding Moor surrounded by marshland.  Today, the land has been drained, the soil is productive and the parish is said to be one of the largest in England.  The medieval church stands proudly on an isolated hill, a rare sight in East Yorkshire.  In years gone by travellers crossed the marshes to reach the landmark.
  • Your walk follows a track to the former Market Weighton to Selby railway line, built in 1865.  Follow the line for ¾ mile, noting the farm to the south.  The remains of a moat to the south of the farm are believed to be the site of a former park lodge.  Leave the line and follow a field headland path to the main road.  Cross with care and follow the track up the hill to the church.  Enjoy fine views of the Wolds to the east and the Vale of York to the west.
  • Descend the hill by the track noting Holme Hall to the south, long the home of the Catholic Stourton family.  Cross the main road and return to your starting place.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Holme village
End Point
Holme village
Towns & Villages
Holme-on-Spalding-Moor
ParishHolme Upon Spalding Moor
Start Easting
481,341.00
Start Northing
438,849.00
End Easting
481,341.00
End Northing
438,849.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  In its heyday, thousands of happy trippers travelled the Market Weighton to Selby line from the towns of South Yorkshire to Bridlington and Scarborough.  Today the line is a recreational route and an important 'wildlife corridor'. 
 
-  There are some interesting features inside the medieval church, including a fine Jacobean pulpit and an 18th century gallery containing a barrel organ.  Can you discover the history of the large cross adjacent to the church? 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some steep slopes. 
 
-  contains kissing gates and hand gates but no stiles. 
 
-  crosses at least one road.