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Market Weighton Area Walks

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C56 - Houghton Wood, Sancton
Summary
Walk Name
Houghton Wood, Sancton
Ref
C56
Take a walk through an attractive rhododendron wood.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Easy
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
293
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in North Cliffe (in front of the houses)
Refreshments
Pubs and shops in Market Weighton
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance
Distance (Miles)
4
Distance (Kilometres)
6.5
Description
  • Starting from the service road in front of the houses, follow the Market Weighton road.  Next head east (and then generally northeast) along a field path to Castle Farm.
  • At Houghton Lane follow the lane eastward for a short distance before turning southward over fields to Houghton Moor and into the trees.
  • At the footpath and bridleway 'crossroads', take the bridleway leading westward along fieldpaths.  You will descend a short but quite steep hill alongside trees to return to North Cliffe.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
North Cliffe
End Point
North Cliffe
Towns & Villages
North Cliffe
ParishSouth Cliffe
Start Easting
487,360.00
Start Northing
437,058.00
End Easting
487,360.00
End Northing
437,058.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  The path through Houghton Moor is lined with wild flowers.  If you walk it in June you will see the spreading rhododendron bushes in their purple glory.
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some steep climbs. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
 
-  contains surfaces which can be boggy in wet weather. 
Additional Information
-  The path through the wood and the short hill section can be very muddy in wet weather.