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Northern Holderness Area Walks

The table below contains information on all walks centred in the northern holderness 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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E10 - Leven Trail
Walk Name
Leven Trail
Enjoy attractive rural scenery on this quiet, circular ride.
Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Mountain Biking and Horse Riding Routes
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
Bewholme (please call 01964 533 739 to arrange safe, off-road parking)
Pubs in Brandesburton and Leven
Public Conveniences
Hallgarth, Cinema Street, in Hornsea
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
  • Your ride starts in Bewholme village.  From the south, take the first road left (by the school).  Ride for two miles along the lane.  Take the next turn left (GR.140489) and ride past the houses and the end of the old airfield runway to take the bridleway to your right (GR.143479).  (This is due to be slightly diverted and so may not appear on the ground quite as it does on the Ordnance Survey map.  However, follow the waymarkers through to Brandesburton.)
  • Cross directly over the A165 just north of the roundabout and continue past the Norman church.  From the main village street turn right, ride round the bend and then turn right again.  Take the next turn right, with the grounds of the hospital now on your left.  At the end of the Hall grounds, turn left (GR.117480) and ride along a bridleway following the waymarkers westward to the road north of Burshill (GR.098485).  At the road, turn left and then take the first turn right.
  • Continue through the village and take the next turn (GR.090478), signposted Leven.  (Along this delightful lane you will cross two small streams and the dovecote-topped Heighholme Coach House.)  After 1½ miles you will come to a T-junction (GR.095454) where you should turn left and ride straight to the village of Leven.  (The Ordnance Survey map shows the A165 running through Leven but since the opening of the bypass in May 1994 the village is much quieter.)
  • At the main street turn right, ride past the pub and garage, and turn left (GR.110444) onto a bridleway.  (This has recently been the subject of a major diversion order due to the building of the bypass.)
  • You now ride to the bypass, turn right and ride one mile along a fenced track and round the roundabout, using specially constructed holding pens.  (This ensures that you cross these busy roads where the traffic is moving at its slowest.) 
  • Ride all the way round the roundabout and then along the other side of the bypass, again in a fenced track, until the track turns sharp right away from the road and you pass between fields to the lane south of Catwick.  Turn left (GR.128449), ride to the Village Hall, turn right and follow the road past the church.  (Note the concrete patch in the tree in the churchyard, put there many years ago to stop the rain getting in and rotting the trunk).
  • At the next junction (GR.133454), turn right and ride away from the village past Cobble Hall.  (As its name suggests, Cobble Hall is built of sea cobbles and is visible from the road.)
  • After about 1¼ miles you will come to a plantation of fairly young trees.  Turn left here and, after a stream, take the next left turn.  Ride for about one mile and cross directly over the B1244.  Continue until you get back to the end of the airfield bridleway from where you retrace your steps back to the start.
  • This circular ride is taken from the book "Humberside on Horseback" and is included by kind permission of the British Horse Society.
Start Point
End Point
Towns & Villages
Bewholme, Brandesburton, Catwick, Leven and Sigglesthorne
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  Bewholme is a fine example of a small rural village in the heart of the countryside.  The old name for the village was "Begum" which means "bends of the stream", although there is little evidence of any streams now. 
-  A short distance from the village you come to what was Brandesburton Mental Hospital.  Once the local Hall, it was built in 1772.  At one time a big game hunter lived at the Hall with some Pygmies he brought back from an overseas trip. 
-  Leven was founded by the Ancient Britons and was occupied during the Bronze Age.  The Manor at Leven is mentioned in the Doomsday book as being owned by the Church of St. John's, Beverley.  It was given to the Church by Edward the Confessor. 
-  Catwick was one of the thirty-one "thankful villages" of England to which all the men returned after the First World War. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
-  is relatively flat. 
-  contains gates which can be passed through in a motorised wheelchair or with a pushchair. 
-  crosses at least one road. 
-  contains surfaces which can be boggy in wet weather. 
-  may involve walking or riding through planted crops. 
-  contains some uneven surfaces. 
Additional Information
-  The grade only applies if you follow this route on foot.