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W4 - Holme-on-Spalding-Moor to Towthorpe Corner
Summary
Walk Name
Holme-on-Spalding-Moor to Towthorpe Corner
Ref
W4

Head out into the countryside on this linear ride.

Details
Circular Walk
No
Grade
Challenging
Walk Type
  • Mountain Biking and Horse Riding Routes
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
291
Car Parking Facility
If using route W18 as the start, park at Highfield Station. Alternatively, if using W4 (this route) on its own, park in the car park with picnic area at the end point, Towthorpe Corner
Refreshments
Pubs in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor and Shiptonthorpe
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance
Distance (Miles)
16
Distance (Kilometres)
26
Description
  • This route can be used alone or as a continuation of route W18.
  • The route is upon the Bubwith Rail Trail and rural bridleways.  The Trail is on the Definitive Map as a footpath but there is permissive use for riding and cycling.
  • If using this route alone and not as a continuation of W18, start north of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor on the Bubwith Rail Trail.  To access the Trail from Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, take Station Lane or Spen Lane to the bend where they meet at the Just Peters Inn.  Take the track on the opposite side of the road for a very short distance (20 yards) and turn right onto the Trail.
  • (*)  Continue on the Trail across the north side of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor.  You cross a stream, pass the Dale Farm Foods Factory to the right and then continue on over the mown grass of the Old Station House.  Continue along the Trail and pass through Harswell Station, crossing another minor road.
  • You now come to the end of the rail trail and are at the A163 (GR. 840406).  Turn left, heading north, and ride along the wide verge for about 25 yards.  Next turn left along a headland bridleway with a hedge on your left.  Follow this to Brouncey Farm and past the buildings.  Turn right along the farm drive, which is still a bridleway, and ride 1½ miles to Shiptonthorpe.
  • You are now at the A1079 trunk road (GR.851433) which can be very busy so cross with care.  Go directly over this road and follow the quiet lane towards Londesborough for about 2½ miles.  Take the first road right (GR.865453) or detour into this charming village. 
  • From the right turn, ride along the lane which skirts the estate up to the roundabout on the A163.  Turn left onto the grass verge and ride to the picnic area in the lay-by next to the garage.
  • Note: ride W18 continues from the point marked (*).
  • This linear ride is taken from the book "Humberside on Horseback" and is included by kind permission of the British Horse Society.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Holme-on-Spalding-Moor (W4) or Highfield Station (W18)
End Point
Towthorpe Corner
Towns & Villages
Everingham, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Londesborough and Shiptonthorpe
ParishHolme Upon Spalding Moor
Start Easting
479,768.00
Start Northing
439,059.00
End Easting
487,886.00
End Northing
444,009.00
Further Information
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some gentle 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. 
 
-  Take care when crossing the busy A1079 trunk road (GR.851433). 
 
-  When you reach the end of the route, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.