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|Rawcliffe and the River Aire|
|Author: clairesharpuk, Published: 12 May 2014||Walk rating : Rating:|
|East Yorkshire, Rawcliffe|
|A 4 mile circular walk from the small village of Rawcliffe in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The route explores some of the village’s history, then follows a pretty stretch of the River Aire before returning to Rawcliffe through the surrounding peaceful farmland. |
The walk is relatively flat, the only challenging section being one short steep slope down the side of a grassy embankment. The paths are unmade and so can be fairly muddy after rain and can also be narrow and a little overgrown in places. There are no stiles on route, just a few kissing gates and a couple of narrow footbridges. Whilst most of the paths cross crop fields, the riverside path follows a grass embankment pasture which is likely to be holding a small herd of cattle, so take care with dogs. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours.
Rawcliffe is located about 4 miles west of Goole, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated on the banks of the River Aire, just north of the M62 and on the A614 road. The walk starts from St James’ Church at the centre of the village. There is free roadside parking available along The Green, immediately alongside the church. Approximate post code DN14 8QW.
|Start to Pinfold|
Start point: 53.6982 lat, -0.9641 long
The walk starts from St James’ Church at the centre of the village. Take a moment to explore the church and its grounds. After the Norman Conquest, much of Rawcliffe was given by William I to the Abbey at Selby, and the Abbot had his summer residence here. He had a small chapel built for his own use and that of the monks. That was the first church to be built on this site. The second was built about 1610 by Judith Boynton, wife of the then squire, at her own expense. The present church was built in 1842 by Hirst and Moffatt of York. The interior still sports the original tall Victorian box-pews. In 1908 a chancel and vestry suite were added together with a side chapel.
|Pinfold to Field Side Path|
Start point: 53.7005 lat, -0.9691 long
The parish pinfold was in common use from the 1400s as a pound for stray animals. Pinfolds were managed by a Pinder who was responsible for feeding and watering the animals until they were reclaimed for their owners for a fixed charge.
|Field Side Path to Pond|
Start point: 53.704 lat, -0.982 long
Keep ahead on the field-side path with a tall hedge on the right and crop fields to the left. At the end of the first field, follow the path as it swings right and soon the path widens into a grassy track between hedgerows. As you reach the next junction of paths, turn left, continuing on a grassy farm access track.
|Pond to Mill Lane|
Start point: 53.6987 lat, -0.9799 long
Turn left and follow the fence-line with the pond to the right. Pass through the next kissing gate and continue a few paces further to reach the corner of a large crop field. Turn left and follow the track all the way along until you reach a T-junction with the main road, the A614.
|Mill Lane to End|
Start point: 53.6924 lat, -0.975 long
Continue past the pig farm on the left and keep ahead as the lane narrows to a grassy path between hedgerows. About 50 yards before you reach the gates to the rail line ahead, turn left down the signed footpath which leads you over a wooden footbridge and through a kissing gate to each the edge of an open crop field.
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