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North Dalton Circular

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North Dalton Circular
Author: DWY, Published: 15 Oct 2016 Walk rating : Rating:star1 North Dalton Circular Walking Guide East Yorkshirestar1 North Dalton Circular Walking Guide East Yorkshirestar1 North Dalton Circular Walking Guide East Yorkshirestar1 North Dalton Circular Walking Guide East Yorkshirestar0 North Dalton Circular Walking Guide East Yorkshire
East Yorkshire, Driffield
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
North Dalton Circular
Length: 6 miles,  Difficulty: boot North Dalton Circular Walking Guide East Yorkshire boot North Dalton Circular Walking Guide East Yorkshire
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A 6 mile circular walk from the village of North Dalton in East Yorkshire. The route follows a mixture of flint tracks and green lanes across fields and by woods; all with lovely views of the Wolds. The picturesque village of North Dalton is situated around the village pond, which has The Star public house on its south side.

The walk follows easy terrain, with only gentle gradients. There are no stiles or livestock on route and just a few gates to negotiate. Well-behaved dogs should be able to enjoy plenty of off-lead time. Allow 3 hours.

North Dalton is situated on the B1246 road, 9 miles east of Pocklington – following the signs towards Driffield and Bridlington. From the east, take the A614 road from Driffield and follow the signs towards North Duffield. The walk starts in the village centre and there is roadside parking in North Dalton village. Approximate post code YO25 9XA.

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Walk Sections

Start to Deep Dale
Start to Deep Dale

Start point: 53.9577 lat, -0.5746 long
End point: 53.9798 lat, -0.5712 long

In North Dalton, by the red brick walls of Westwood House, near a telephone box, look for the public bridleway sign along a driveway to Centre House Farm. With farm buildings to the right continue straight ahead towards a large waymarked metal gate.

Pass through the gate and continue onwards along a track, initially with animals grazing on both sides – the livestock is fenced off, but it may be an ‘on the lead’ period! The track heads north past the cricket ground and portakabin changing facilities and along chalk, flint terrain for about a mile and-a-half. Pass through another gate with a blue waymarker and stay on the track – avoiding the gap into the field on the right.

The track rises, with open fields on both sides and passes some trees to the left before becoming greener as it drops down alongside a wire-and-post fence. Just after the fence ends, the path turns downhill to the left, angling towards a gate with a blue waymarker. Pass through and immediately turn left through another waymarked gate, on to a green track.

Deep Dale to Road Crossing
Deep Dale to Road Crossing

Start point: 53.9798 lat, -0.5712 long
End point: 53.9712 lat, -0.6097 long

Continue ahead in a westerly direction along the edge of fields through Deep Dale. Follow the blue arrows as the track turns left then right, before heading along the other side of the hedge towards Haywold Farm. Pass a public bridleway junction before walking a short stretch along a concrete path. The path soon becomes green again as it bears left at a gap in the hedge.

Ignore a path to the right and continue ahead to another public bridleway junction. Follow the sign to the left, along a green path with hedges on both sides. The path reaches the road between North Dalton and Huggate, where cars may be parked – some dog-walkers like to start and finish here.

Road Crossing to End
Road Crossing to End

Start point: 53.9712 lat, -0.6097 long
End point: 53.958 lat, -0.5746 long

Cross the road and following a public bridleway sign, continue along a concrete driveway, past some farm buildings towards Arden Fleets Farm. After around 0.75 miles, turn left following a footpath sign for the Minster Way. This path heads along the edge of fields, alongside hedgerows, back towards North Dalton.

At the end of the hedge, follow the yellow waymarkers left then right back into the village. A Minster Way public footpath sign points the way past Tithe Farm and the church. All Saint’s Church stands presiding over the village. It has a Norman doorway and the arch between the nave and the chancel also comes from that period. There is a low embattled tower and the most beautiful stained glass window at the west end in which the cross is depicted as a tree, at the west end are three lancet windows.

You will emerge back to the main road in North Dalton where the walk began.

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1 responses to "North Dalton Circular"

A pleasant walk with wide views and big skies. The route instructions were very clear and easy to follow and all the waymarks were easily found.
It was very quiet; we only met two other dog walkers in the whole six miles.
The words "no livestock" are always good to see and this was one of the reasons why we did this walk with the dogs. There are no streams or ponds en route so I would suggest that dog walkers carry water.

By Annee on 2016-10-29 06:42:25

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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