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Excellent walk, probably best done in reverse to get the less interesting mile along the beck out of the way first. Just two probs;
Just completed the Foston-on-the-Wolds walk today and was very impressed at how well the walk was marked out. However, when we crossed over the road at Sheepdike lane the path into Mill Farm was unaccessible due to a large pair of wooden gates that were locked. Very disappointed that our walk had to be cut short!
The routes on walking the riding web site have information regarding stock, although things can change and and routes can be grazed on a rotation basis. This should give you a good indication of routes with cattle or sheep.
If there is no stock then the routes normally have gates or gaps that would enable you to walk with your dog.
It is important to follow the Country Code and to keep your dog under close control at all times.
Walking from Foston on the wolds after crossing the 'old Howe.' I should have been able to follow a path down the middle of a field. However this was not possible as the farmer had ploughed the field. I think this is something we walkers come up against too oftern.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Not reinstating cross-field paths is an issue at this time of year as farmers have the right to plough cross-field paths and have 14 days to reinstate them. As there are over 1700km of rights of way in the East Riding, and a significant amount of the network is across arable fields it is difficult for us to know which have not been reinstated. The best way to let us know so that we can take action is via the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s website and on the “DO” tab you click on “report issue on public rights of way”. This will open up a form to report the problem and be sent to the appropriate officer to investigate and take necessary action.
Last Sunday I walked the very pleasant Hornsea Triangle route with the Beverley Ramblers group. We followed field paths near Hornsea Mere and Wassand and between Goxhill and Hornsea. Unfortunately the two footbridges on the route (one approaching Wassand from Hornsea and the other crossing a stream to the east of Goxhill) are in a poor state of repair, with either a missing or severely damaged central plank. Please can these be repaired before they deteriorate any further as they are essential to this popular route. Since the remaining side planks tend to get very slippery at this time of year, this compounds the risk to walkers using them.
Myself and two friends completed the Howden 20 on Friday
(10th May). We had a very enjoyable day
and found the path to be mostly well signed .
However on leaving Willitoft we were trying to locate the bridal way
which runs through a livery stable and were approached by two young ladies who
told us the bridal way had been closed off for 18 months. Apparently this was
to protect their horses. We were also told that they had dogs loose and if we
didn't want to get bitten it would be best if we found another route. Of course this we did by taking the road to
It would be interesting to know if what we were told
about the path being closed was true, as there was no alternative diversion
marked or whether these people had taken it upon themselves to close off the
As keen walkers and members of 2 walking clubs my friends
and I are very protective of keeping hard sought after footpaths open and
thought you might be interested in hearing of our experience.
Tony (Goole Rambling Club)