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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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C25 - North Cliffe
Summary
Walk Name
North Cliffe
Ref
C25
Explore a waterway and a woodland on this interesting circular walk.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
291
Car Parking Facility
Car parks in Market Weighton plus roadside parking in North Cliffe and South Cliffe
Refreshments
Pubs and shops in Market Weighton
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance
Distance (Miles)
12
Distance (Kilometres)
19
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
14
Shortened Distance (Miles)
4
Description
  • (Starting from Market Weighton): you follow the stream side and then, from River Head southwards, the bank of the former Market Weighton Canal, built in 1772.  This section was 'closed' in 1900, and has unfortunately been partly filled in. 
  • Houghton Wood is one of the largest woodlands in the county and is noted for its rhododendrons.  Please stay on the public paths through the wood and do not be tempted to 'explore' the woodland tracks.  At the northern end of the wood, you follow the track round Houghton Hall, a fine old house built in l771, and then follow fields, headlands and a minor road back to Market Weighton.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Market Weighton, North Cliffe or South Cliffe
End Point
Market Weighton, North Cliffe or South Cliffe
Towns & Villages
Market Weighton, North Cliffe, Sancton and South Cliffe
ParishSouth Cliffe
Start Easting
487,339.00
Start Northing
437,294.00
End Easting
487,339.00
End Northing
437,294.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  Market Weighton is a small but busy market town standing at the junction of five roads.  It also stood at the junction of four rail lines before Dr. Beeching swung his well-known axe.  Market Weighton's most famous 'son' is William Bradley, the Yorkshire giant who stood 7' 9" tall and weighed 27 stones!  His "footprint" can be seen at his house near the crossroads at the western end of the village. 
 
-  Half way along the west side of the Canal stands the Land of Nod, a small sleepy place that lives up to its name.  Part of the farmhouse was once the Anchor Inn and the barges used to load corn and agriculture produce, and unload coal, at the landing.   
 
-  South Cliffe common was once a marshy land.  The area has now been drained but evidence of the former "marshy areas" can still be seen as you walk along the paths and farm roads to the hamlet of North Cliffe. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some steep slopes. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
Additional Information
-  You will walk along some minor roads. 
 
-  Please stay on the way-marked paths in Houghton Woods; all other tracks are privately-owned.