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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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E21 - A Stroll from Burstwick
Summary
Walk Name
Circular Walks between Rise and Hatfield
Ref
E57
Enjoy a very pleasant stroll along the former Hornsea railway line,  now an important "wildlife corridor" and recreational route.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Easy
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
292
Car Parking Facility
Parking along any roads on the route
Refreshments
Pub in Hatfield
Public Conveniences
Various sites in Hornsea
Distance
Distance (Miles)
5
Distance (Kilometres)
8
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
8
Shortened Distance (Miles)
2
Description
  • The paths run along tracks and headlands and are all easy to follow (see map).  You can link these walks to create your own route.
  • Most of the paths run over the Rise Estate.  Rise Hall, now a private school, was built for the Rise family between 1815-20 and is a very dignified looking building (although it cannot be seen from the road).  To the west of the Hall is the site of another hall, Black Hall.  This was the seat of the Faulconbergs who held the manor of Rise for over 400 years.  You can still see the earthworks in the field.
  • Although the scenery is not dramatic, your walk will run through a typical Holderness landscape of gently billowing corn fields and wide open vistas.  The air will be rich with birdsong and you should spot many different types of butterflies and moths, especially on the disused railway line.  In this landscape enjoyment comes from soaking up your surroundings, so take your time and enjoy your stroll.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Any of the roads on the route
End Point
Any of the roads on the route
Towns & Villages
Goxhill, Hatfield, Rise and Withernwick
ParishRise
Start Easting
515,454.00
Start Northing
442,382.00
End Easting
515,454.00
End Northing
442,382.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  The station at Whitedale is interesting in that it was not built to serve a village, but to serve the nearby Rise Estate.  It had two waiting rooms, one for the Bethell family, owners of Rise Hall, and one for the ordinary folk.  The village of Rise is one of many estate villages in East Yorkshire, and housed the workers for the estate.  Today it has an "unhurried" air about it.