Showing posts with label Yorkshire Wolds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yorkshire Wolds. Show all posts

Passionate about sharing walking in the East Riding of Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Wolds and to promote the fantastic walking routes in the county

Welcome to 'The Walking Cave Man', a fantastic reference guide to walking in the East Riding of Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Wolds.

'The Walking Cave Man' is an extremely useful resource to unearth the fabulous walking within the East Riding of Yorkshire, providing  details on over 700 miles of walking routes, maps, route descriptions and footpaths showcasing the beautiful countryside and villages in the county, also including information of many other routes and paths.


The purpose of this site is to provide information and interesting walks to enjoy within the Yorkshire Wolds and East Yorkshire, however does include walks in The Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District.


The interactive map opposite details all of 'The Walking Cave Man' walks within the East Riding of Yorkshire, however please also look through all the other walks I've highlighted, accessible by selecting the page tabs above or links opposite or try the Walking Cave Man Highlighted walk by selecting the banner below.








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The Walking Cave Man in pictures



My love of walking and being out in the countryside has taken me to many beautiful and picturesque locations around England and Wales, mainly in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Wolds, Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

Although I’d love to explore these wonderful places more frequently, I have always tried to capture the locations I’ve been to and experienced, by taking pictures to remind myself of the walks I’ve done, a lot of which I also use in my blog posts as visual aids for my route guides.   

Although I confess I’m no expert photographer and the equipment I use is basic, I have taken some photos which I love. Some of these shots may not be perfect, however they remind me of the wonderful places I’ve visited and my experiences.

A large majority of the photos I’ve take can also be found on my Fickr, Facebook and Instagram accounts (all links to these can be found on the right hand menu bar or the Photo tab at the top of the blog), however thought I’d share my personal favorites and also explain a little about the shots and why I have chosen these particular pictures.

Please note that all pictures on this blog are available for download, however I would ask that if these are used in any other publication that a link, accreditation or acknowledgement is detailed referring to The Walking Cave Man.

Pen y Ghent - The Yorkshire Dales



This picture was taken on my first solo trip to the Yorkshire Dales on the ascent of the mountain from Horton in Ribblesdale following a well established route, in which I walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks of Pen y Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough individually. I completed the full challenge of walking all three in June of 2012.

The three routes I used for each of the mountains can be found on my Yorkshire Dales Page.


Buttermere - The Lake Disrict



Although I have not visited the Lake District as much as I would have liked, when I have had the opportunity I've managed to experience the wonderful walking and scenery the area has to offer, which like most, find breathtaking.

This trip to Buttermere was my first to this part of the Lakes and was blessed with fantastic whether and a superb (but hard) days walking taking in Haystacks, Haystacks, High Stile and Red Pike taking the following route - Further pictures of this fantastic walk can be seen here.





Cottam Chapel - East Riding of Yorkshire



The deserted medieval chapel, located at Cottam East Yorkshire, has a public footpath running passed it, unfortunately due to the state of repair is fenced off, however can be found by following my Sir Tatton's Trail route, taking in Cottam Well Dale and panaramic view over the East Riding of Yorkshire.


Views from Phillip's Stack close to Cottam Chapel


Snowden



This was a wonderful weekend spent in North Wales (April 2013) with the fantastic opportunity to climb Snowden. 

This walk has always been something I've always wanted to do after a holiday to the area with my parents when I was a boy (many years ago!). Unfortunately after weeks of bad weather this break of good conditions attracted what seemed like hundreds to venture up the mountain, however did not spoil what I thought was a wonderful day's walk.

Although I have many pictures from this day (the visibility was perfect) I love this shot of Snowden in the background, from the Miners track heading out from Pen-y-pass (our route taken can be found here).


The Water Cut - Yorkshire Dales



This picture of the Water Cut sculpture, located in the Mallerstag Valley, was taken on my second solo trip to the Yorkshire Dales.

My intention was to complete the route detailed here and also to take on Wild Boar Fell, however due to the stifling heat, Wild Boar was going to wait for another day.

The same weekend I also took the walk up Great Shunner Fell and crossed over to take a look at Lovely Seats cairn returning to Hardrew via Buttertubs

Full pictures of these two walks can be found here: Mallerstag Valley and Great Shunner Fell


High Hunsley - East Riding of Yorkshire



High Hunsley is one of my favorite placed to walk in the East Riding, due to the wonderful countryside and pararamic views over the south part of the Yorkshire Wolds and the vast spiders web of public footpaths makes this area a fantastic place to spend time walking.

This particular picture was take whilst completing the twenty four mile 'High Hunslet Circuit' which I completed in 2009. All details regarding this walk can be found here


Bridlington - East Riding of Yorkshire



Although I'm not a massive fan of coastal walks, this picture was taken whilst on a visit to Sewerby Hall with the family. The beach is easily accessible from the top of the cliffs and is a superb location for rock pooling and for my boys to venture over the rocks into the sea.

A couple of other pictures that I have taken, which I like, are from a trip to Scarborough one evening last summer - these can be viewed here


Whernside - The Yorkshire Dales



This picture of Whernside from Ingleborough was taken on my last walk up this fantastic mountain (Ingleborough being my favorite in the Yorkshire Dales). 

I particularly like this picture, as I don't think I've been fortunate enough to have had this view of Whernside before due to previous weather conditions I've encountered whilst on the summit of Ingleborough.

This occasion was made more special as I was accompanied by my son, this being his first visit of the mountain. The route we took can be found here setting off from Clapham passing through Gaping Gill and via Little Ingleborough.







As always, if anyone has an interesting walk/route/trail they feel would be of interest I'd be happy to include it on this Blog (please post to thewalkingcaveman@ymail.com) - full accreditation will be given to the author and website if applicable.


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Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoors Festival 2014



The Yorkshire Wolds Outdoors Festival (from the 13th to the 21st September) event guide is now available by selecting the below 






As always, if anyone has an interesting walk/route/trail they feel would be of interest I'd be happy to include it on this Blog (please post to thewalkingcaveman@ymail.com) - full accreditation will be given to the author and website if applicable.


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Warter Wander



Start:
Warter (Primary School Car Park)
Start (OS ref):
SE 86871 50220
Maps (1:25,000):
294 Market Weighton & Yorkshire Wolds Central
Parking:
Primary School car park 
Distance:
16.5 milles (25km)
Time:
6 Hours
Difficulty:
Moderate
Hazards:
None
Refreshments:
Warter


This sixteen mile Yorkshire Wolds circular walk takes in two of the area's two most picturesque villages in the East Riding, Warter and North Dalton. 

Utilising well defined and signposted public footpaths, walking above and along floors of three dales, this route is perfect for walkers wishing for an easy to follow route taking in wonderful scenery, without many challenging hill climbs.

The Route


Setting off from the car park next to the village primary school at SE 86871 50220, the walk heads back towards the village green, location of the Celtic cross, the war memorial and Whitewashed cottages with thatched roofs.


From the village cross the route heads east passing St. James church, along the B1246, towards Townend Wood and the first steep climb to the top of Great Dug Dale at GR: SE87492 50717

Misty view over Great Dug Dale
From the kissing gate, follow the path through the wood to reach the dale top and follow the edge of the dale (ensuring that the dale is always kept to your right) reaching a farm road at GR: SE89389 49219.

Turning left keep to the road until GR: SE8954249294 where the route leaves the road and heads through a gate onto a footpath which follows a field edge and a treeline, to the right, leading to a road crossing at GR: SE89865 50348.

A foggy day on the Yorkshire Wolds coming from Great Dug Dale
From this junction, head north to GR: SE90088 52377 where the walk turns right onto the Minster Way heading to North Newbald, ensuring at GR: SE91154 52418 a left turn and a further right turn is taken twenty yard down the road. 

Upon Reaching North Newbald follow the main road through the village east to GR: SE9364852223 (before the phone box) and head north along a straight path to the head of Deep Dale at GR: SE93810 54635.

Deepdale
Heading down to the foot of the dale, passing through a gate and turning left through a further gate, head west along the footpath, passing Haywold Farm to GR: SE9012454442 and a reservoir.

Turning right and a further left at SE90109 54656 follow the footpath to a road at GR: SE89665 54489.


Heading towards the reservoir
Hitting the road, turn right and follow the road to GR: SE90098 54180 and take the drive to Blanch Farm, passing through the gate at the drive head. Upon reaching the farm at GR: SE89670 53400 follow the public right of way, right, passing farm buildings to the left reaching a field edge at GR: SE89399 53247.

Turning right the path now heads down into Brid Dale and Lavender Dale. The footpath leads along the top of the dale and drops to the bottom at GR: SE8857752426, however walking along the foot of the dale seems to be fine (as there were signs of other walkers taking this route).

Brig Dale leading to Lavender Dale.
From this point follow the direction of the finger post up the steepest part of the walk following the footpath to GR: SE87735 51951 where the route heads south east (left turn). Keeping to the path walk until reaching the road, which leads directly back into Warter, at GR: SE87763 51252.

View over to Three Corner Plantation
Upon reaching the A1246 turn right and retrace your steps back past the village pond, the church and village cross back to the start of the walk.




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As always, if anyone has an interesting walk/route/trail they feel would be of interest I'd be happy to include it on this Blog (please post to thewalkingcaveman@ymail.com) - full accreditation will be given to the author and website if applicable.




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(Walk D6) Burton Agnes Amble



Start:
Burton Agnes (Primary School Car Park)
Start (OS ref):
TA 10236 63003
Maps (1:25,000):
295 Bridlington, Driffield and Hornsea
Parking:
Primary School car park 
Distance:
16.5 milles (25km)
Time:
6 Hours
Difficulty:
Moderate
Hazards:
Two unmanned railway crossings
Refreshments:
Burton Agnes, Kilham and Bracey Bridge


This pleasant 16.5 mile trail is perfect for walkers who wish to walk a flat route over agriculture land and experience panoramic views over this part of East Yorkshire. The walk starts in Burton Agnes (home to Burton Agnes Hall) where off street parking is available at the primary school, although alternative starting locations are possible, for example from at Kilham or Bracey Bridge picnic area.

The walk visits villages of Kilham, Nafferton, Great Kelk, Harpham and Lowthorpe where a monastery ruin can be visited on the site of St Martin's church.

The route keeps to well posted public footpaths and is an excellent opportunity for walkers not use to this type of distance and walk a little further than usual.

If a shorter walk is preferred try out my Burton Agnes shorter route here 

ROUTE


Starting from the car park at TA 10236 63003 the walk heads north west to GR: TA 09978 63412 and follow the footpath on the left just past the football pitches (please note there is no finger post or way point marker at this point).

Following the the footpath along the perimeter of the football pitches (on the filed side of the fence) head straight across the first field to a gap in the hedge at GR: TA 09257 63304.


Field from Burton Agnes to GR: TA 09257 63304

From this point the path crosses two further fields to Sandy Lane. These are well walked paths and are therefore not difficult to negotiate - 

From GR: TA 09257 63304 to GR: TA 10287 64193
From GR: TA 10287 64193 to GR: TA 08717 63473

At Sands Lane there are two options, either to keep to Sands Lane and head north taking a left at TA 08349 64256 or to cross the fields both meeting up at TA 07418 64058. If crossing the fields keep to the grid references detailed below:

From GR: TA 08699 63474 to GR: TA 08078 63751
From GR: TA 08078 63751 to GR: TA 07873 63843
From GR: TA 07873 63843 to GR: TA 07689 63927
From GR: TA 07689 63927 to GR: TA 07418 64058

The walk now heads towards Kilham, therefore keeping to the track head towards the road at GR: TA 07359 64047. Keeping to the road follow the road round to the right and take the public footpath on the left at GR: TA 07263 64132. The footpath goes west past farm buildings, to the left, reaching a bridge at the waterworks  - GR: TA 06827 64098.


Left: Walking across fields from Sands Lane and Right: View of Kilham from GR: TA 07263 64132

From the waterworks keep to the footpath to GR: TA 06608 64177 where the path splits again.

If visiting Kilham, where refreshments or lunch can be taken, follow the path North West into the village. To pick up the route from Church Street either retrace your steps or take the road south at GR: TA 06333 64341 and turn right at GR: TA 06327 64209 and then onto the point the route split.

From GR: TA 06608 64177 the route now heads south crossing ten fields to Bracey Bridge picnic area at GR: TA 07637 62034 where further refreshments can be taken and another excellent place to take lunch (a mobile kitchen is located here, which serves hot and cold foot/drinks) - The route across these fields are well trodden and therefore simple to follow.

From Bracey Bridge the walk heads towards Bracey Bridge Mill by taking the well marked footpath through a wooden gate to the west end of the picnic area. Following the path south, keeping to the edge of the field, make your way to GR: TA 08092 61336 where this route takes a right hand turn heading into Lowthorpe, meeting the main road that runs through the village at GR: TA 07658 60785.


Heading into Harpham
Reaching the road turn left and walk along the road, passing St Martin's church (the site of the monastery ruin) which can be looked around. At GR: TA 07876 60676 take the footpath heading towards Nafferton, on the right hand side of the road.


St Martin's church and monastery ruin
Follow the farm track all the way to GR: TA 07014 59744 (East End Farm) and join Lowthorpe Lane, turning left at GR: TA 06219 59340. The route now follows a minor road/track to the first of two rail crossings at GR: TA 06658 58865 - Please take extreme care when crossing.


Farm track heading towards Nafferton from Lowthorpe and right looking towards East End Farm
Once across the railway crossing carry straight on, keeping to the track all the way to GR: TA 07455 57985, where a further left turn needs to be taken onto Hords Road. Heading south east passing Carr House on the left and staying to the road, head towards Millington Farm to GR: TA 08279 58473 (do not take the road right at TA 07781 57868).

From the grid reference at Millington Farm take the signposted footpath which sweeps around the farm to GR: TA 09046 57943 and cross the bridge onto Lynesykes Road (track).


Crossing bridge over Kelk Beck onto Lynesykes Road

Keeping to Lyneskyes Road walk to GR: TA 09861 58229 taking a right turn into Folly Balk track to reach the main road into Great Kelk. Turning left into Great Kelk keep to the road until reaching GR: TA 10328 58032 ensuring you take the footpath to the right (finger posted).

Follow the footpath which bends left and follow the path (keeping the village to the your left) until meeting a road at GR: TA 10192 58896. Turn right heading up the road east until turning a further left into a further farm track at GR: TA 10678 59056.

Walking north to GR: TA 10451 59626 take the footpath to the left, heading into Little Kelk passing through a couple of gates and horse stables (please make sure the gates are closed behind you).


Looking towards North End Farm heading towards Little Kirk

Reaching the road though the village, turn right to the corner at TA 09643 59572 and cross the field keeping to the well trodden path to GR: TA 09373 59728 reaching a tree line. Follow the tree line to GR: TA 09192 59989. Cross the bridge and carry on straight to the road.

Turning right walk along the road to GR: TA 09505 60314 and take the footpath to the left. Walk to the right of the wood to the railway crossing - This is an unmanned crossing without any barriers so please take care crossing. Crossing straight across walk to a tree at GR: TA 09489 61262 and walk across the field to GR: TA 09209 61533 where the village church will be visible.


Harpham village church
Following the tree line of the church grounds round to the right (well Way Marked) pass the main entrance to the church and turn left at GR: TA 09277 61621 and follow the road out of Harpham to GR: TA 09225 61785. Take a right turn at the finger post over a stile and cross the field at the end of the alley (converted school house to the left) to GR: TA 09349 61915.

From the grid reference cross a further field to GR: TA 09505 62122 and turn right following the path to GR: TA 09637 62176. Passing through the hedge, on the left, cross another field heading back to Burton Agnes.

At GR: TA 09637 62176 keep to the footpath to the main road into the village. Once at the main road turn right and then the first left to the finish of the route.

  





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As always, if anyone has an interesting walk/route/trail they feel would be of interest I'd be happy to include it on this Blog (please post to thewalkingcaveman@ymail.com) - full accreditation will be given to the author and website if applicable.




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