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Pocklington and West Wolds Area Walks

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N15 - Nunburnholme Wold
Walk Name
Nunburnholme Wold
A pleasant walk along a minor road, farm tracks and field headlands.
Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Nunburnholme and at the lay-by near the crossroas. Please park responsibly and courteously.
Small shop in Warter (there is nowhere to drink). Check opening times before leaving.
Public Conveniences
Railway Street in Pocklington. Check opening times before leaving
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
Shortened Distance (Miles)
  • You walk along the road up the hill, then follow a delightful country lane eastwards to Warter.  The parkland of the Warter estate can be seen to the north.  (Until the early 1950s it contained a magnificent example of Gothic extravagance, Warter Priory, a large house with spires and turrets.) 
  • You may walk to Warter or, for the short stroll, follow the path across Nunburnholme Wold, then along a minor road, then along a section of the 'Wolds Way'.  Warter is an attractive little village best noted for its much photographed row of thatched cottages, thatch being a most unusual roof covering on the Wolds. 
  • You return to Nunburnholme by the road eastwards, then the path along the top of Great Dug Dale to Farberry Garth, then unfortunately along a long stretch of road (although you are rewarded with wide verges and excellent views, especially of the magnificent woodlands of Londesborough Park to the south and, at the road junction, of the Vale of York to the West). 
  • From Partridge Hall, follow a section of the 'Wolds Way'.
Start Point
Nunburnholme or lay-by near crossroads. (YO42 1QY)
End Point
Nunburnholme or lay-by near crossroads. (YO42 1QY)
Towns & Villages
Burnby, Nunburnholme and Warter
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  The small village of Nunburnholme is best approached by the road from Londesborough.  It stands in a natural hollow at the foot of a magnificent wooded hill and looks very much a picture postcard village with smoke gently rising from the old cottage chimneys.  Trout are said to exist in the small beck which runs through the village, but this may just be a local tale.   
-  The village is named after a priory of Benedictine nuns founded in the 12th century.  The site lies to the north east of
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
-  contains some steep slopes. 
-  contains gates. 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
- busy road walking