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Pocklington and West Wolds Area Walks

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N46 - Fridaythorpe/Pluckham
Summary
Walk Name
Fridaythorpe/Pluckham
Ref
N46
Take a stroll around the Dales of Pluckham and Horsedale, and a section of the Yorkshire Wolds Way on this longer pub walk.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Walk Type
  • Pub Walks
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
294
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking by the Green, Fridaythorpe.
Refreshments
Pub and shop in Fridaythorpe
Public Conveniences
Railway Street in Pocklington
Distance
Distance (Miles)
7.5
Distance (Kilometres)
12
Description
  • From Fridaythorpe head southward along the main street to Huggate lane on the left.
  • Walk along the lane and at the right hand bend cross into Holm Dale ahead, following the Wolds Way signs.
  • Walk along the dale until its junction with Horsedale where the walk turns south-westward.  (These dales are now 'open access' and you may wander freely within the marked boundaries,  see on-site notices.)
  • Turn northward by the small triangular plantation shown on the map and head northwest, crossing the access road to Wold House Farm.  Continue in the same direction to the A166 road.
  • Turn left and walk along the verge with care, until you see a footpath signpost on the right.
  • Walk through Pluckham Farm, then along the lane to Gill's Farm, where you again pick up the Wolds Way.
  • Turn right and head eastward past Ings Plantation, and up the valley side to return to Fridaythorpe.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
The Green, Fridaythorpe village
End Point
Fridaythorpe village
Towns & Villages
Fridaythorpe
ParishFridaythorpe
Start Easting
487,402.00
Start Northing
459,214.00
End Easting
487,402.00
End Northing
459,214.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
The Church of St Mary in Fridaythorpe has an elaborate Edwardian clock face, and one of the capitals bears the carved inscription 'this 713 found hear'.  Its meaning has never been explained; perhaps the person responsible took the meaning to the grave.
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some steep slopes. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
 
-  crosses at least one road.