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Pocklington and West Wolds Area Walks

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C5 - Goodmanham Wold Walk-On
Summary
Walk Name
Goodmanham Wold Walk-On
Ref
C5
Enjoy views of a chalk Wolds landscape on this circular ride.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Walk Type
  • Mountain Biking and Horse Riding Routes
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
293 and 294
Car Parking Facility
Kiplingcotes car park (old station)
Refreshments
Six pubs in Market Weighton, and one in Goodmanham
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance
Distance (Miles)
10
Distance (Kilometres)
16
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
10
Shortened Distance (Miles)
4
Description
  • From the car park take the access road by the station house back down to the crossroad.  Turn right at the crossroad and follow the wide grass verge down the dale bottom to the next crossroad and then turn left up the hill.
  • Just before turning at the junction if you look up the dale side to your right you will see a Wolds Dyke by the side of the wood, a remnant of the first inhabitants of the area.  Going up the hill just past the plantation on your right you will notice a stone set upright in the verge.  This is the starting point for the Kiplingcotes Derby, which is held on the third Thursday in March and is the oldest flat race in the country. 
  • Go straight across the next crossroad and follow the racecourse up the hill.  At the next crossroad turn left, leaving the racecourse and following another wide verge down towards Goodmanham.
  • Just before entering Goodmanham your route takes you left at the Paxwold Brownie retreat.  However, a visit to Goodmanham is well worth a visit (see 'Features of Interest' below).
  • Next, follow the Wolds Way down the narrow lane into the Dale.  Where the Hudson Way rail trail crosses the road turn left onto the trail.  You will enter one of thirteen Local Nature Reserves set up in East Yorkshire by English Nature and East Riding of Yorkshire Council to protect local species. 
  • Continue along the trail past the Yorkshire Wildlife Reserve at the quarry and back to the car park at Kiplingcotes.  At this point you can end your ride or continue on for another 4 miles.
  • To continue, stay on the trail for another 2 miles before turning off at the brick walls onto a bridleway.  Go north on the bridleway up past the wood to the junction with the road.  Turn left onto the road and follow the wide verges to the crossroads.  Finally, turn left and continue back to the car park at Kiplingcotes.
  • This circular 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
Car Park (GR 928 439)
End Point
Car Park (GR 928 439)
Towns & Villages
Cherry Burton, Etton, Goodmanham, Middleton-on-the-Wolds, Newbald and South Dalton
ParishGoodmanham
Start Easting
492,648.00
Start Northing
443,965.00
End Easting
492,648.00
End Northing
443,965.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  The ancient name Godmundingaham comes from the Celtic 'Godo' meaning an uncovered sanctuary and 'mynydiss' meaning 'hilly place'.  The Venerable Bede thought that the great Pagan temple of Northumbria (then north of the Humber) was sited at Goodmanham and in AD627 Edwin the King of Northumbria converted to Christianity at Goodmanham. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some gentle slopes. 
 
-  crosses at least one road. 
Additional Information
-  The grade only applies if you follow this route on foot.