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Pocklington and West Wolds Area Walks

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N32 - Stamford Bridge to Kexby
Summary
Walk Name
Stamford Bridge to Kexby
Ref
N32
Discover the wildlife of the Derwent on this peaceful riverside walk.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Walk Type
  • Pub Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
294
Car Parking Facility
Car park off Viking Road in Stamford Bridge
Refreshments
Pubs and shops in Stamford Bridge
Public Conveniences
The Square in Stamford Bridge
Distance
Distance (Miles)
7
Distance (Kilometres)
11
Description
  • Your walk starts from the car park and picnic area in Stamford Bridge and takes you along the riverside and field paths to Low Catton.  Next you follow the main street before branching off into further field paths to the A1079 road.
  • From the new Kexby bridge you follow the western bank of the river for approximately 3 miles (5 kilometres) to return to Stamford Bridge.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Stamford Bridge
End Point
Stamford Bridge
Towns & Villages
Kexby, Low Catton and Stamford Bridge
ParishStamford Bridge
Start Easting
471,259.00
Start Northing
455,572.00
End Easting
471,259.00
End Northing
455,572.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  There has been a settlement and a river crossing in Stamford Bridge since Roman times.  The present bridge, a grade-ll listed building, dates from 1727. 
 
The Battle of Stamford Bridge was fought on September 25, 1066 between the forces of King Harold Godwinson of England and those of Danish leader Harald Hardrada, helped by Harold's traitorous brother, Tostig.  The English overwhelmed the Danes and secured a decisive victory.  They then had a forced march of 180 miles to Hastings where they were so exhausted they lost to William of Normandy in that more well-known battle. 
 
Two other landmarks dominate the town.  The first is the old railway viaduct over the river, built in 1847, which now serves as part of a 
cycle route.  The second is an ancient mill dating from 1591 that has now found a new use as luxury apartments.
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  is relatively flat. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
 
-  crosses at least one road and a watercourse. 
 
-  contains surfaces which can be boggy in wet weather. 
Additional Information
-  The river Derwent is notorious for flooding.  If you are travelling from afar you should check the flood risk by contacting the Environment Agency (visit http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/subjects/flood?lang=e or call 0845 988 1188).   
 
-  When a flood warning is in operation, flood gates close across the path, effectively barring the path and closing this route.