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Pocklington and West Wolds Area Walks

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W11 - Stroll To Daffodil Wood, Sutton-on-Derwent
Summary
Walk Name
Stroll to Daffodil Wood, Sutton-on-Derwent
Ref
W11
Take an enchanting walk along a riverside and through a wood.  Follow this route in early April to see daffodils, and in late April to see bluebells.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Easy
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
294
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Sutton-on-Derwent
Refreshments
None
Public Conveniences
Railway Street in Pocklington
Distance
Distance (Miles)
2
Distance (Kilometres)
3
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
2
Shortened Distance (Miles)
2
Description
  • The wood is owned by Tilhill Forestry and the public right of access is limited to the footpath which runs from west to east inside the southern boundary of the wood.  However, there is a signed permissive path around the wood and the company's policy allows you to enter on foot except where forestry operations are in progress.
  • Park your car in the village, taking care not to obstruct any entrances.  Walk to the old stone bridge and climb the stile to the riverbank.  Follow the riverside path until level with the wood, then take a sharp right and cross a footbridge to enter the tree-lined path.  On leaving the wood turn southward along a track called Deep Furrows Lane (pronounced "Deep Foss") and return to the village along the road.  If you wish to avoid road walking, retrace your steps along the riverbank to the village.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Sutton-on-Derwent
End Point
Sutton-on-Derwent
Towns & Villages
Elvington, Newton-upon-Derwent and Sutton-on-Derwent
ParishSutton Upon Derwent
Start Easting
470,721.00
Start Northing
447,291.00
End Easting
470,721.00
End Northing
447,291.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  Before the St. Vincent Estate was sold in the late 1940s, owner Viscount St. Vincent used to allow the villagers of Sutton to pick the daffodils in Sutton Wood on one day each year.
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  is relatively flat. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
Additional Information
-  Please follow the Countryside Code at all times, and do not pick any flowers.