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Market Weighton Area Walks

The table below contains information on all walks centred in the market weighton 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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C19 - Hotham Carr
Walk Name
Hotham Carr
Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life on this walk through remote, flat countryside.  Follow minor roads, farm tracks and a canal path to 'get away from it all'.
Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Hotham and North Cave
Pubs and shops in Hotham and North Cave
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
Shortened Distance (Miles)
  • After passing across the former park land of the Hotham Estate, noting the fine old house in the trees to the right, you reach the small estate village of Hotham.  Why not visit the village church with its short but sturdy tower?
  • Further north, after following the track past Cliffe Dales and the woodland walk through Houghton Wood, you reach the small hamlets of North Cliffe and South Cliffe.  Both of these settlements shelter under the slope of the Yorkshire Wolds.
  • Return to North Cave along field headlands, tracks and minor roads.
Start Point
Hotham or North Cave
End Point
Hotham or North Cave
Towns & Villages
Hotham, North Cave, North Cliffe and South Cliffe
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  North Cave is a large village with many interesting old cottages and houses.  It was once on the main road from Selby to Hull but since the building of the A63 has reverted back to a rural village with an unhurried tranquillity about it. 
-  Hotham Carrs to the west was historically wet, low-lying and prone to flooding.  Modern drainage has resolved this problem but the area still retains evidence of its past with several marshy areas.  There are also several outcrops of heathland vegetation; the area around Snake Hall is dominated by conifer and bracken, characteristics of the belt below the marked Jurassic escarpment on which Hotham stands.   
-  Market Weighton Canal was built under a 1772 Act of Parliament to serve as a navigation route to Market Weighton and a drainage channel for the surrounding low-lying ground of Wallingfen.  The 3½ mile section above Sod Houses Lock was closed in 1900 and is now derelict.  The 6-mile long section south of Sod Houses Lock remained in commercial use until 1958. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
-  contains some steep slopes. 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
-  crosses at least one road. 
-  may involve walking through planted crops. 
Additional Information
The walk may be reduced in length by taking one or more of the shortcuts shown on the map, pasing through South Cliffe, or by Snake Hall, Duck Nest or Glebe Farm.