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Pocklington and West Wolds Area Walks

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W44 -Around Goodmanham Wold
Walk Name
Around Goodmanham Wold
Enjoy lovely views of a chalk Wolds landscape on this 'open skies' ride.  Two lengths are available - take your pick.
Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Mountain Biking and Horse Riding Routes
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
Kiplingcotes Station car parking area
Various sites in villages along the route
Public Conveniences
Londesborough Road in Market Weighton
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
Shortened Distance (Miles)
  • The British Horse Society deems this route suitable for experienced horse riders, as you must cross the busy A1079.  Please take extreme care when approaching the moving traffic at the junctions.
  • The ride is described here in a clockwise direction of travel.  You will ride upon bridleways, tracks and minor roads.
  • Start from the former Kiplingcotes Station site on the Hudson Way, by the signal box.  Head out along the track over the high red brick bridge towards Market Weighton.
  • Leave the trail at Springwells to follow the Wolds Way up the lane to Goodmanham.
  • At the next junction turn right and ride along the road past Goodmanham Wold Farm.  Turn right again at Kiplingcotes Money Hill.
  • Follow the road past Etton West Wood to Etton.  Turn right at High Hall.
  • Go left near to the Kennels and then turn right to Mill Farm and a hump-backed bridge.
  • Go over the bridge and immediately turn right, down the grass track to the rail trail.
  • Follow the trail westward past Etton Fields Farm and descend to the road.
  • Ride along the road through Gardham to the A1079 and cross with great care.
  • Pass High Gardham and Newbald Lodge before turning right about 800 yards past Flower Hill.
  • Follow the Wolds Way signs northward, cross the main road with care, and head straight downhill along the lane.
  • At the bottom of the hill turn right to pass under the high bridge and return to the parking area.
  • You can shorten your ride to 20 miles by using the 'loops' shown on the map.
Start Point
Kiplingcotes Station site
End Point
Kiplingcotes Station site
Towns & Villages
Etton, Gardham, Goodmanham and High Gardham
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  When you get past Etton West Wood keep an eye out for a stone set upright in the grass verge.  This is the starting point of the Kiplingcotes Derby which is thought to be the oldest flat race in the country.  The Derby is held on the third Thursday in March and the grass verges you walk/ride on are part of the course! 
-  The village of Goodmanham takes its name from the Celtic "Godo" meaning uncovered sanctuary and "mynydiss" meaning hilly place.  In AD627 Edwin, the King of Northumbria (who had just converted), burned down the Pagan Temple in the area.  He was passing through on his way to York to be baptised at the spot where York Minster now stands. 
-  The disused railway line (called the "Hudson Way" after George Hudson, the "Railway King") is situated outside the village and is owned by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.  Part of it has been turned into a nature reserve. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
-  contains some gentle slopes. 
-  contains some gates. 
-  may involve walking or riding through fields with livestock. 
-  crosses at least one road. 
Additional Information
-  You can shorten your ride by using the 'loops' shown on the map. 
-  The grade only applies if you follow this route on foot.