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C21 - Newbald Wolds
Summary
Walk Name
Newbald Wolds
Ref
C21
Explore a rhododendron wood and discover an unusual church tower on this lovely walk along a section of the Wolds Way.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Walk Type
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
293
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Newbald and Sancton
Refreshments
Pubs and shops in Newbald and Sancton
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance
Distance (Miles)
10
Distance (Kilometres)
16
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
9
Shortened Distance (Miles)
6
Description
  • Please use the map to follow the route.
  • After walking along a minor road you reach one of the largest woodlands in East Yorkshire: Houghton Woods.  Public Rights of Way run east-west and north-south.  Please keep to these way-marked paths and do not be tempted to 'explore' the other tracks which are private.  In June the woods are full of rhododendrons.
  • At the northern end of the wood, after walking along a track, you reach a minor road with an impressive hall set against the trees. 
  • Walk through Sancton to reach Hessleskew, the former site of a monastic grange.  Next walk southward along the Wolds Way and then walk westward back to North Newbald.  The area around Hessleskew has been described as a "clean, open and refreshing landscape"; in other words, beware the cold, easterly wind!
  • For a short stroll try the walk through Houghton Woods or the circular route to Syke House Farm and along the Wolds Way.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Newbald or Sancton
End Point
Newbald or Sancton
Towns & Villages
Market Weighton, North Cliffe, North Newbald, Sancton, South Cliffe and South Newbald
ParishNewbald
Start Easting
491,000.00
Start Northing
436,787.00
End Easting
491,000.00
End Northing
436,787.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  Newbald is an attractive village at the foot of the Wolds and numerous streets radiate from the village green.  The old stone cottages fronted by the stream are especially attractive. 
 
-  The church of St. Nicholas, Newbald, is the finest and most complete Norman church in East Yorkshire, and one of the finest such churches in England.  In all there are four Norman doorways plus a Norman nave. 
 
-  The church in the small village of Sancton has an unusual octagonal tower.  The area around Sancton is rich in history and one of the largest known pagan 'Anglian' cemeteries was excavated in the 1950s.  The fields are rich with relics of the Ancient Britons, Romans, Angles, Saxons. 
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. 
 
-  contains surfaces which can be boggy in wet weather. 
Additional Information
-  Please stay on the way-marked paths in Houghton Woods; all other tracks are privately-owned.