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Pocklington and West Wolds Area Walks

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W12 - Towthorpe Corner (Londesborough) to Gardham Trot
Summary
Walk Name
Towthorpe Corner (Londesborough) to Gardham Trot
Ref
W12
Enjoy a short ride along part of the "Hudson Way Rail Trail", a recreational corridor and nature reserve owned by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Details
Circular Walk
No
Grade
Moderate
Walk Type
  • Mountain Biking and Horse Riding Routes
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
293
Car Parking Facility
Towthorpe picnic area, A614 north of Market Weighton
Refreshments
Six pubs in Market Weighton
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance
Distance (Miles)
12
Distance (Kilometres)
19.3
Description
  • The beginning of this ride takes you through Goodmanham which was once the site of a Pagan Temple. Coifi, the King of Northumbria, destroyed the temple in AD627 on his way to York. He had converted to Christianity and passed the Temple on his way to be baptised at the spot where York Minster now stands. This area is also home to three of the Holy Wells. Centuries ago, the Wells were believed to have mystical powers but this belief has now largely died out.
  • To extend your ride follow route C4, Gardham-Etton Road to Hull Bridge, Tickton.
  • From the picnic area, take the bridleway heading south which is marked 'Wolds Way'.  When you reach Goodmanham village turn left at the church. 
  • Take the first right turn (GR.892432) down a narrow lane; take care as the lane is narrow and slippery in places. 
  • When you reach the old railway line, turn left and ride along the Hudson Way.  (The section of line you are riding upon is managed as a nature reserve.  You cannot enter it on horseback but you can tie up and visit on foot).
  • Continue along the trail and cross a large brick bridge.  (This bridge was built during the reign of Queen Victoria and is a most unusual style, being without keystones.)
  • The next port of call is the old Kiplingcotes Station.  Leave the old station, still riding on the old railway line.  You will now go across a farm lane and into a long cutting with a slight uphill gradient.  In a short while you will cross the new Gardham bridleway entry/exit ramp where other rides bisect this route. Ignore the other bridleway and continue on the rail trail to the Gardham/Etton road.
  • This is your end point.  If you wish to continue please follow route C4.
  • This linear ride is taken from the book "Humberside on Horseback" and is included by kind permission of the British Horse Society.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Towthorpe picnic area
End Point
Gardham-Etton Road, east of Wolds Farm
Towns & Villages
Goodmanham, Market Weighton and South Dalton
ParishGoodmanham
Start Easting
487,863.00
Start Northing
444,003.00
End Easting
496,048.00
End Northing
442,843.00
Further Information
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some gentle slopes. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
Additional Information
-  The grade only applies if you follow this route on foot. 
 
-  When you reach the end of this route, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.  Alternatively, to extend your ride take route C4, Gardham-Etton Road to Hull Bridge, Tickton.