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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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E28 - Trans Pennine Trail: Ganstead - Ruddens
Walk Name
Trans Pennine Trail: Ganstead - Ruddens
Walk between the villages of Ganstead and Ruddens on this route along an abandoned railway line.
Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Challenge Walks (Inc. The Yorkshire Wolds Way)
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking between Coniston and Swine; please do not obstruct any private access
Pubs in Conston, Old Ellerby, New Ellerby, Skirlaugh and Withernwick, plus shops in Skirlaugh and Withernwick
Public Conveniences
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
  • Please use the map to follow this part of the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT).
  • The TPT is the first long distance multi-user trail in the UK. Stretching the breadth of northern England, from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, it covers 215 miles (346 kilometres).
  • In addition, there are north/south route options between Chesterfield, Leeds and York.  These signed routes cover approximately 350 miles (560 kilometres) and run along a mixture of well-surfaced canal and railway paths, tracks and bridleways, footpaths, cycle lanes and minor roads.  
  • The TPT has been designated as part of an international route for walkers, 'European Long Distance Route 8' (known as E8). The long term aim is for E8 to become a walking route from the west coast of Ireland to Istanbul.  The TPT forms just the UK section of E8.
  • You will witness an amazing range of sights and scenes as the TPT passes through the countryside, towns and cities of northern England, from old canals to historic city streets and quiet country lanes.
Start Point
End Point
Towns & Villages
Conston, Ganstead, New Ellerby, Old Ellerby, Oubrough, Ruddens, Skirlaugh, Swine and Withernwick
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  The TPT is split into three separate sections as it passes through the East Riding of Yorkshire. 
Q.  Who looks after the TPT? 
A.  The Trans Pennine Trail has been completed and signed by the 26 Local Authorities (councils) who have, with others such as North West Water and Sustrans, built the trail over the last 11 years or so.  The Local Authorities are now responsible for looking after most of the TPT in their areas, though landowners are responsible for certain sections. 
A.  Staff at the TPT office in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, co-ordinate the overall development and promotion of the trail, working on behalf of East Riding of Yorkshire Council and other Local Authorities/partners. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
-  is relatively flat. 
-  contains gates which can be passed through in a motorised wheelchair, on a horse or with a pushchair. 
-  crosses at least one road. 
-  Much of the TPT provides relatively easy access for trail users with disabilities. 
-  Long sections of the Trail are traffic-free and ideal for families with children. 
Additional Information
-  If you plan to complete the TPT from Liverpool or Southport to Hull or Hornsea, or the full trail including north and south sections, please contact the TPT office for an official Trans Pennine Trail stamping card.  You can collect stamps on your card at set locations as you walk or ride across the Trail.  Keep the card as a souvenir of your journey, and to apply for an official T-shirt and certificate to prove that you've completed the trail.