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Pocklington and West Wolds Area Walks

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N51 - Huggate Northfield
Summary
Walk Name
Huggate Northfield
Ref
N51
Walk into the hidden valleys of the Yorkshire Wolds which can only be explored on foot.  If you take this route in spring and early summer the chalk grassland will be dotted with lovely flowers and insects.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Walk Type
  • Pub Walks
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
294
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Huggate
Refreshments
Shop and pub in Huggate
Public Conveniences
Cross Street car park and North Street, both in Driffield
Distance
Distance (Miles)
4
Distance (Kilometres)
6
Description
  • The valleys on your route are unspoilt chalk grassland dales.  The only sounds to disturb you are made by larks, cows and sheep, plus the occasional tractor.
  • Start your walk by following the village street northward until it becomes the track to Northfield farm.  Before the farm, on part of the Wolds Way long distance path, you branch off left and descend into Horse Dale and Holm Dale.  You then climb again around the back of the farm before dropping into Rabbit Dale by way of a permissive path.  Return to the farm road at the end of the Dale to rejoin the village street.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Near the church in Huggate
End Point
Near the church in Huggate
Towns & Villages
Fridaythorpe and Huggate
ParishHuggate
Start Easting
488,189.00
Start Northing
455,359.00
End Easting
488,189.00
End Northing
455,359.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  Huggate is tucked away in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds.  The cottages are gathered around a wide green with a well said to be 339-feet deep.  Nearby are the famous Huggate Dykes, a line of earthworks probably built in the Iron Age.  Today you can see earthworks dating back to when Huggate was a large medieval village.  There are entrenchments, tumuli, round barrows and lost villages within a stone's throw. 
 
-  Restoration has not destroyed St. Mary's medieval tower, with its traceried battlements, ugly gargoyles and queer faces and animals.  It also has a spire, which is unusual for a church on the Wolds. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some steep slopes. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
 
-  may involve walking through planted crops. 
Additional Information
Did you know that the word 'rabbit', meant a baby coney?  'Coney' dropped out of fashion as 'rabbit' came to mean the adult animal.  Then 'coney' became the word for the fur made into coats in the other fashion world.