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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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W28 - Arras Wold Circular
Walk Name
Arras Wold Circular

Explore the Wold of the Parisii on this nine-mile circuit.

Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
Car parks in Market Weighton
Shops and pubs in Market Weighton, plus pub in Sancton
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
  • Starting from Market Weighton, walk through the town towards Sancton and turn off along Cliffe Road.  Pass the fire station and continue to the A1079 Market Weighton bypass.
  • Cross with care and continue along Cliffe Road until you reach Crossfield House, a farm on your left.
  • Follow field paths to Houghton Hall and pass across the front of the Hall on the estate road.
  • On reaching the lane turn towards Sancton and the church.
  • On arrival at the A1034 road, enter the bridleway across the road from the church.  Known as Dale Road, the track leads gently uphill to Arras Wold and Hessleskew Lane.  This next section is part of the Yorkshire Wolds Way.
  • You will see the A1079 on the left.  Head across the main road with care and then walk through Arras Farm.
  • Follow the Wolds Way signs and waymarks over Weighton Wold, dropping downhill to the road junction at Springwells.
  • Still following the Wolds Way, turn off at the Hudson Way Rail Trail and walk back to Market Weighton.
Start Point
Market Weighton
End Point
Market Weighton
Towns & Villages
Market Weighton and Sancton
ParishMarket Weighton
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  The church in Sancton has an unusual octagonal lantern tower. 
-  Market Weighton was once home to William Bradley, England's tallest ever man. 
-  Arras was an important settlement from neolithic times.  Until the onset of modern farming practices, numerous tumuli could be seen.  During the Middles Ages there was a village at Arras.  The area was depopulated to create a vast sheepwalk.  It was not until the Parish Inclosures Act of the 1770s that the present field layout was created and the farmstead of Arras built. 
-  A large Anglian cremation cemetery was found in Sancton during excavations in the 1950s.  Early Anglian pottery, metal work and other artefacts were found.  Inside one of the graves were the bones of a man with his sword and spear, his wife with her basket, and a child with his toys. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
-  contains some steep slopes. 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
-  crosses at least one road. 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock.