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Pocklington & the Wolds Way

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  • Views over Millington and the Vale of York
  • Explore the pretty village of Millington
  • Good walking on the Wolds Way

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“Full of interest”is a good summary for this 7 1/2 walk between the idyllic village of Millington and the larger town of Pocklington. The chalky escarpment of the Wolds Way is  joined by the Minster Way and Chalkland Way for over 3 miles. The chalk bedrock is a major characteristic of the walk with the attractive views particularly impressive to the west, York and its flatter Vale. Pocklington Beck is a mere distraction on the return but I certainly recommend a detour through the impressive grounds of Kilnwick Percy (now a Buddhist retreat) and to spend time exploring both the pub and Walkers tea room in Millington.

Recommend: Beautiful views from the aptly named Rambler’s cafe; nice easy day, nothing better.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. 294 Market Weighton & Yorkshire Wolds Central
Start Point: 805491. From Pocklington centre walk along the B1246 (To Driffield) till opposite the school and the signposted Wolds Way is on the left
Height to Climb: 212 ms (695 feet)
Terrain: Always clear and well signposted the walking is a mix of paths, bridleway and some lanes
Eating & Drinking: Pocklington has a large choice of places to eat & drink but do break the walk up in Millington at either the Gait Inn or the aptly named Ramblers Cafe.
Similar Walks Nearby: Dry Valleys of Medieval Cottam
Thorpe Bassett Wold nr Settrington
Places to Stay:

 

Old Cobblers Cottage, North Dalton




Comments

  1. Tom says:

    Cracking walk! Takes in some great countryside and beautiful views. Highly recommend! Would also suggest stopping off for a peak inside the Buddhist centre at Kilnwick Percy, something a bit different and unexpected. Is my first of your walks, will be sure to try some more out soon. Many thanks!

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