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|Stamford Bridge and the River Derwent|
|Author: clairesharpuk, Published: 12 May 2014||Walk rating : Rating:|
|East Yorkshire, Stamford Bridge|
|A 3.5 mile circular walk from the historic village of Stamford Bridge in the East Riding of Yorkshire. You’ll have chance to explore the history of the village including the site of the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the old rail line, plus a long peaceful stretch alongside the idyllic River Derwent. |
The walk is almost entirely flat, some of the paths being fairly narrow and muddy/slippery after wet weather. There are no stiles on route, just several kissing gates and a squeeze gap to negotiate. Two of the fields you cross may be holding cattle so take care with dogs. About one mile of the route follows a quiet country lane which doesn’t have pavements so take care of traffic on this stretch. Approximate time 1.5 hours.
Stamford Bridge is located about 7 miles east of York on the A166. The walk starts and finishes from the free public car park on Viking Road, close to its junction with the main A166 (just to the south of the bridge). Approximate post code YO41 1BS.
|Start to Path Between Hedgerows|
Start point: 53.9908 lat, -0.9159 long
From the Viking Road car park, make your way back towards the vehicle entrance and, just before the road, turn left onto the footpath signed to Low Catton. Follow this path up onto the grass embankment and swinging round to a kissing gate. Pass through this and continue ahead on the path with the River Derwent down to the right.
|Path Between Hedgerows to Church Lane|
Start point: 53.9853 lat, -0.9253 long
Follow this fenced path between the ancient hedgerows, packed with sloe and hawthorn bushes. At the end of the path a wooden footbridge will lead you to the corner of a crop field. Keep right following the path along the bottom edge of the field.
|Church Lane to Old Station|
Start point: 53.9763 lat, -0.9255 long
Turn left along the lane, taking care of any occasional traffic. Continue past the national speed limit signs to leave the village and, a little further along, take the first road on the left signed to Stamford Bridge.
|Old Station to End|
Start point: 53.9881 lat, -0.9149 long
Turn left onto the footpath/cycleway which follows the line of the old railway. You’ll pass between platforms each side with the old station and the old engine shed on the right. The station was opened in 1847 on the York to Pickering Line. The line was closed in 1965. Today the station building is a club for local residents and the engine shed is a sports hall.
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