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Pocklington and West Wolds Area Walks

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W8 - Short Walk by the Pocklington Canal B
Summary
Walk Name
Short Walk by the Pocklington Canal B
Ref
W8
Stroll along the canal towpath, walking for a distance which suits you.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Easy
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
  • Pub Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
294
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking or pub car park (patrons only)
Refreshments
None
Public Conveniences
Railway Street in Pocklington
Distance
Distance (Miles)
2
Distance (Kilometres)
3
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
2
Shortened Distance (Miles)
2
Description
  • At East Cottingwith you can walk along the lockside or take the riverside path to the point where the canal joins the river Derwent.
  • Melbourne is a long, straggling village with access to the canal from the western end.  A public footpath across a grass field will show you a new swing bridge recently built by the British Waterways Board.  (If there has been a lot of rain, you may need your wellies as the fields are low-lying.)  You can potter up or down the towpath as far as you want until you decide that it is time to go back!
  • Pocklington Canal Head lies just off the A1079 road.  There is a car-park and picnic area with an information board.  This section of the canal is very attractive as it is overhung by trees on its eastern side.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Melbourne
End Point
Melbourne
Towns & Villages
Melbourne and Thornton
ParishMelbourne
Start Easting
475,293.00
Start Northing
444,064.00
End Easting
475,293.00
End Northing
444,064.00
Further Information
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  is relatively flat. 
 
-  contains kissing gates and hand gates but no stiles. 
 
-  crosses at least one road. 
 
-  contains surfaces which can be boggy in wet weather. 
Additional Information
-  The British Waterways Board has opened the towpath for public access and the Pocklington Canal Amenity Society is improving facilities in the area. 
 
-  Hopefully at East Cottingwith a path will one day link the lock and the riverbank, but at present there is no legal access between them.