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C20 - Newbald - Drewton - North Cave
Summary
Walk Name
Newbald - Drewton - North Cave
Ref
C20
Enjoy a selection of excellent walks featuring the Wolds Way, an arable dale and a pleasant wooded dale.  Pass the picturesque Weedly Springs and Drewton, and experience some hill walking in eastern sections.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Walk Type
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
293
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Hotham, Newbald and North Cave
Refreshments
Pubs and shops in Newbald and North Cave, plus a pub in Hotham
Public Conveniences
Market Green in Cottingham and Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance
Distance (Miles)
12
Distance (Kilometres)
19
Description
  • The eastern section of your walk follows the Wolds Way through the cultivated Swin Dale, and then through the wooded and attractive East Dale at Drewton. 
  • Drewton was once an 'Anglian' settlement but is now a large farm complex with a beautiful Manor House in the sheltered valley.  You make use of the disused Hull to Barnsley railway line before reaching a well-known beauty spot, Weedley Springs.  This is the point where the porous chalk meets the impervious clay strata.
  • Pass the unspoilt farm complex at North Cave, noting the historic dove cote, and turn right at the church.  Just before reaching the old bridge near the large lake, follow the stream side path westwards to the old Paper Mill.  Retrace your steps and follow the path across the parkland of Hotham Hall (built in 1683) to Hotham.
  • Many of the buildings at Hotham are built of local limestone which adds character to this unspoilt "estate" village.  Note the stumpy Norman church tower.  Either follow the minor road or tracks and woodland paths to return to Newbald.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Hotham, Newbald or North Cave
End Point
Hotham, Newbald or North Cave
Towns & Villages
Hotham, North Cave, North Newbald and South Newbald
ParishNewbald
Start Easting
489,414.00
Start Northing
434,329.00
End Easting
489,414.00
End Northing
434,329.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  Newbald is a charming village nestling at the foot of the Wolds.  It has some picturesque cottages situated round a large village green from which a number of ancient streets radiate.   
 
-  Newbald is well-known for containing one of the finest Norman churches in the country and certainly the best example of Norman church architecture in the East Riding of Yorkshire.  Many of the churches on the Wolds were the subject of Victorian improvements but luckily the church at Newbald is completely unaltered. 
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 12 mile route may be reduced in length to about 9 miles by using the shortcut which passes through South Newbald, Wold House Farm and Hotham.