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Pocklington and West Wolds Area Walks

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N12 - Millington Ride
Summary
Walk Name
Millington Ride
Ref
N12
Enjoy stunning views of the East Riding of Yorkshire and the Vale of York on this challenging ride.  On a clear day you can see the outlines of the Pennines and York Minster.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Challenging
Walk Type
  • Mountain Biking and Horse Riding Routes
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
294
Car Parking Facility
Riders can park at Warren Farm in Warter by prior arrangement (call 01759 304 091 - a small fee will be charged). Walkers should park on the highway verge
Refreshments
Pub in Millington
Public Conveniences
Railway Street in Pocklington
Distance
Distance (Miles)
21
Distance (Kilometres)
34
Description
  • From Warren Farm in Warter ride back along the farm drive to the lane and turn left.  Ride for ¾ mile to the T-junction and turn left (GR.854524).  Ride for a mile (passing a farm on the left) and then, when you come to a small cottage on the right, turn left along a well-defined bridleway (GR.858537).
  • Continue on until you come to a small wood.  Here go through a hunt gate to the right and into old pasture in a valley.  The bridleway passes due left along the line of the fence at the top of the valley.  Continue to ride all the way alongside the fence, enjoying the lovely views to the right and straight ahead.
  • When you reach the corner of the fence, turn right and ride down the steep hill, still keeping the fence on your left.  Turn left, following the bridleway signs, to the road (GR.848540).  At the road, turn left.  Follow the road down the valley to Millington.  (If you look to your left, high on the hill you will see your starting point.)
  • In Millington, take the first turning to the left (GR.831520).  Follow the street, going past the pub, to take the next turn left (GR.830517).  The road goes round a right-hand bend, a left-hand bend and then uphill.  At the third bend, leave the road and ride straight ahead up the farm drive to Warrendale Farm (GR.831503).  (This is a bridleway and also the Wolds Way.)
  • Go through the farm following the waymarkers along the headlands.  Go through a gate by a wood, following the track until you come to the B1246.  (To your right you will see the lake and Kilnwick Percy Hall which is a Buddhist retreat.)
  • When you come to the B1246, go through the gate and straight across the road.  (Take care here as visibility up the hill is restricted and the traffic can be fast.)
  • Follow the bridleway as it turns up through Wold Farm.  Continue to ride on over the hill going through pasture land and down through Bratt Wood to the road (GR.846482).  Turn left along the road and ride through Nunburnholme, following the road to the right over a small bridge crossing the stream.
  • Take the first left turn (GR.853483) signposted "Warter". Follow this road for just under a mile and take the bridleway to the right which is a chalk track running uphill (GR.863489).  Ride along this track and into the woods, going up the cart track which is just inside the eastern side of the woods.  This is well-defined and waymarked all the way to the road at Nunburnholme Wold Farm (GR.867477).  Turn left along the road.  Take the next road turning left signposted "Warter" (GR884487).  
  • When you come to the village, cross the B1246 with care.  Turn right past the pond and then immediately turn left (GR.873504) up the road leading out of the village.  Ride along this road for ¾ mile to a marked bridleway on the right which goes along a green lane.  It does an odd zig-zag almost back to the road, but you keep to the right.
  • Skirt around the woods and then turn right and go through a hunt gate and into old pasture, known as Lavender Dale.  Ride straight on down the hill going diagonally left up the other side, along under the hedgeside and then through another gate to follow the waymarkers to Blanch Farm (GR.897534).  The track comes out past a Dutch barn with the farm cottage in front of you.
  • The bridleway is the farm drive to your left and you follow this to the road (GR.901542).  Turn left here and after ¼ mile take the well-defined bridleway to the left (GR.897545).  (This is part of the Minster Way Walk.) 
  • Continue on and cross straight over a road.  (Note the head of the beautiful "Golden Valley" to the left, just after the crossing.  Unfortunately this is not a Public Right of Way.)  When you come to the second road (GR.858537), turn left and retrace your steps to your parking place.
  • This circular ride is taken from the book "Humberside on Horseback" and included by kind permission of the British Horse Society.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Warren Farm in Warter
End Point
Warren Farm in Warter
Towns & Villages
Bishop Wilton, Huggate, Millington, North Dalton, Pocklington and Warter
ParishWarter
Start Easting
484,106.00
Start Northing
451,953.00
End Easting
484,106.00
End Northing
451,953.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
The ride follows minor roads and bridleways around the airy tops and dry valleys of the Wolds.  At times it uses the well-known long walking routes of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, the Minster Way and the Chalkland Way, all of which can be found elsewhere in this website. 
 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some steep slopes. 
 
-  contains field gates and hand gates but no stiles. 
 
-  may involve walking or riding through fields with livestock. 
 
-  crosses at least one road. 
 
-  contains surfaces which can be boggy in wet weather. 
 
-  may involve walking or riding through planted crops. 
Additional Information
-  Take care when crossing the B1246 as visibility up the hill is restricted and the traffic can be fast. 
 
-  The grade only applies if you follow this route on foot.