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Pocklington and West Wolds Area Walks

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W47 - Allerthorpe Pub Walk
Walk Name
Allerthorpe Common and Waplington
Enjoy a stroll around part of the York Forest and Waplington, with refreshment at the Plough Inn. 
Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Nature Trail and Country Park Walks
  • Pub Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
Car Parking Facility
Informal Forestry Commission car park off the Thornton road
The Plough, Allerthopre
Public Conveniences
Railway Street, Pocklington
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
  • From the car park cross the road and enter the bridleway opposite.
  • Follow the track until you reach a small clearing open to the fields on the right.
  • Leave the wood to follow the sandy track to Warren Farm Cottages and continue past the renovated buildings to Waplington Hall.
  • Turn left at the road beyond the Hall to reach Allerthorpe and the Plough.
  • On leaving the pub, walk around the side to a lane which leads left and becomes a bridleway, westward, into Tank Plantation.
  • Leave the bridleway along a track to your right and then bear left after about 600 yards to head for the power lines.
  • At the line of overhead cables turn right and follow the track for about 500 yards to a further track on the left.
  • Now follow the forest 'ride' (actually a logging track) which will take you to the Thornton road, north of the car park.
  • Cross the road and walk parallel with it just inside the hedge line to return to the start. 
  • After prolonged wet weather this last path can be waterlogged in places, so you may prefer to walk along the road.
Start Point
Car park off the Thornton road, Allerthorpe.
End Point
Car park off the Thornton road, Allerthorpe.
Towns & Villages
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  Tank Plantation is named after a miltary tank which reputedly sank and was lost during a training exercise. 
-  You will find a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve in the Common, just to the north of the 'duck' on the map.  This is an area of ancient heath with many varieties of flora and fauna.  Please look out for snakes when wandering in the reserve. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
-  is relatively flat. 
-  contains gates but no other barriers. 
-  may involve walking through areas with livestock. 
-  contains some uneven surfaces.