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Pocklington and West Wolds Area Walks

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N3 - Bishop Wilton Wanderer
Walk Name
Bishop Wilton Wanderer
Walk along the edge of the Vale of York to enjoy lovely views of the Wolds.
Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
By prior arrangement at High Belthorpe, Bishop Wilton, GR781542: please call Mrs. Abu Hamdan on 01759 368 238 (there will be a small charge)
Pubs in Bishop Wilton and Fangfoss
Public Conveniences
The Square in Stamford Bridge
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
  • From your parking place in Bishop Wilton head southwest to Fangfoss on a track which crosses Bishop Wilton Beck.  The track joins a road, which leads you to High Belthorpe.  The road then turns into a bridleway and takes you over two small chalk streams to the village of Fangfoss. 
  • When you meet the road (GR.765532), turn right and walk for about half a mile; take a path on your right hand side towards Gowthorpe.  At  Gowthorpe walk along the road towards Youlthorpe and at a dog leg in the road,  go through a gate onto a footpath.  Follow path North to join a green lane and turn right to join road.
  • Walk towards Youlthorpe but then take the path on your left following the edges of fields. Rejoin the road shortly but then take the next path on your left heading back towards Bishop Wilton
  • As you approach the village of Bishop Wilton, take the first turn right (GR.789553) and after ¼ mile you will see a hedged land to the left (GR.792549).  Turn here and walk along this lane.  At the tarmac village street turn left and then almost immediately turn right.  The church will be to your right. 
  • After the church, turn right and then turn right again to walk parallel with the stream.  (Narrow roads criss-cross the green and stream, which are the heart of this lovely village).  Walk along the street to the Fleece public house.  (Notice the interesting village noticeboard on the green opposite).  
  • From the Fleece, turn left (GR.797551) and take the next turn on the right (GR.798549).  This is a lane which becomes a bridleway and runs beside Bishop Wilton Beck.  Ride until you are back at your starting point in Bishop Wilton.


Start Point
Bishop Wilton
End Point
Bishop Wilton
Towns & Villages
Bishop Wilton, Fangfoss and Gowthorpe
ParishBishop Wilton
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  Bishop Wilton is a very picturesque village which has a beautiful church called St Edith.  The church was restored in the 19th century and has a fine carved stone Norman arch in the porch.  The church floor is a copy of a mosiac floor in the Vatican.  This village also has many fine examples of the different styles of rural architecture. 
-  When you reach Gowthorpe you will be able to see the high fences of HMP Full Sutton.   
-  The industrial estate you will see was once a wartime bomber airfield. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
-  contains some gentle slopes. 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
-  crosses at least one busy road.