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Market Weighton Area Walks

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W43 - Houghton Hall and Sancton
Summary
Walk Name
Houghton Hall and Sancton
Ref
W43
Enjoy a walk past Houghton Hall, home of Lord Manton.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Easy
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
293
Car Parking Facility
Car park on Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Refreshments
Pubs and shops in Market Weighton
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance
Distance (Miles)
5.5
Distance (Kilometres)
9
Description
  • Walk behind All Saints Church to the Green and turn right in Finkle Street. 
  • Go straight across by the Red Lion pub, follow Southgate and turn into Cliffe Road.  Walk up the gentle rise and then cross the A1079 with great care.  Continue along Cliffe Road to Crossfield House.  Follow fieldpaths to a wood and walk through the trees to Houghton Hall.
  • Walk along the surfaced path in front of the Hall.  Leave it to follow a track through Whitegates Plantation.  You will emerge from the Plantation onto a road opposite Sancton Grange.
  • Turn left and follow the road back to Market Weighton, taking care again at the A1079.
  • You can use a different route to finish your walk.  Leave Sancton by following the 'Roman road'.  You will return to Market Weighton via Spring Road near to the secondary school.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Car park in Market Weighton
End Point
Car park in Market Weighton
Towns & Villages
Market Weighton and Sancton
ParishMarket Weighton
Start Easting
487,653.00
Start Northing
441,798.00
End Easting
487,653.00
End Northing
441,798.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  All Saints church in Sancton is known for its octagonal tower.  Set on the hill above the village, it dominates the old school building which is now a children's nursery.
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some gentle slopes. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
 
-  crosses at least one road.