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Northern Holderness Area Walks

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E62 - Aldbrough, Tansterne and Etherdwick
Walk Name
Aldbrough, Tansterne and Etherdwick
Explore Medieval Holderness via the moated farm of Tansterne and watery Etherdwick.
Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Pub Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
The George and Dragon (patrons only) in Aldbrough
Shop and pub in Aldbrough
Public Conveniences
Hornsea, Cinema Street
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
  • From the pub walk along the B1238 Hull Road, past the playing field to Four Bays and turn off right along a public footpath towards Etherdwick.
  • Follow the field paths across the northen edge of Etherdwick Grange and continue generally westwards past the wooded area called Fox Covert.
  • At Tansterne Grange join the road, turning right to pass the moated site.
  • After about a third of a mile turn right again along a short bridleway which becomes a footpath.
  • Pass to the south of The Roller and Roller Clump, to head north and northeast via field paths to return to Aldbrough.
Start Point
High Street, Aldbrough, East Yorkshire
End Point
High Street, Aldbrough, East Yorkshire
Towns & Villages
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
Further Information
Features of Interest
The extensive ancient parish of Aldbrough included the hamlets of Bewick, Carlton, Etherdwick, Fosham, East Newton, West Newton, Ringbrough, and Tansterne.  Apart from East and West Newton, the lesser settlements may always have been small, and Carlton was reduced by inclosure, which by 1517 had resulted in the eviction of six inhabitants and the decay of a house. (fn. 4) 
The names Aldbrough, Etherdwick are Anglian, and Tansterne an Anglo-Scandinavian hybrid. Aldbrough means 'old stronghold', Etherdwick 'Ethelred's dairy farm'. The precise meaning of Tansterne is uncertain but the name refers to a pool there. (from British History Online)
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
- Is relatively flat. 
- Contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
- May involve walking through livestock and crops.
Additional Information
Archaeology and Historic Environment in the Parish of Aldbrough 
The East Riding coastal zone has a considerably rich archaeological resource ranging from Mesolithic habitation sites to Bronze Age burial mounds. Most of an extensive system of Roman signal stations on the coast has already been lost due to erosion. The post-medieval sites include lighthouses, coastguard stations, remains associated with the fishing industry, and a wealth of military installations, including major 20th-century defensive works and radar stations.  (Coastal Observatory)