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|North From Howden|
|Author: DogWalksYorkshire, Published: 03 Feb 2017||Walk Rating:|
|East Yorkshire, Howden|
|A 5 mile circular walk from the market town of Howden in East Yorkshire. This is a great romp through wide open spaces that lets you and your pooch enjoy a real sense of freedom and tranquillity. It’s a relatively level route on green paths and along arable fields, where well-behaved dogs can be off-lead for most of the time – and there are no stiles to be climbed. There is also chance to explore the bustling market town of Howden and its historic Minster. |
The route is relatively flat, with just some gentle slopes. It follows grass and green unmade paths alongside arable fields and so can get muddy at times. There are no stiles or kissing gates on route, but you will need to negotiate a couple of narrow footbridges. You will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock. Allow 2.5 hours.
Howden is on the A63 Selby to Hull road and is also very close to M62, accessed via the A614 from junction 37. By public transport, North Howden station (on the Selby to Hull railway line) is a short walk from Howden town centre. Bus services operated by Arriva and East Yorkshire Motor Services run from Selby, Goole and Hull and stop at Howden. If you are coming by car, parking is available in the centre of Howden. The walk starts and finishes at the war memorial in Howden Market Place. Approximate post code DN14 7BJ.
|Start to Town Boundary|
Start point: 53.7454 lat, -0.8659 long
Start at the war memorial in Howden market place, and head along Market Place passing the White Horse pub before turning right at the end of the road into Bridgegate. After passing the white stone Press Association building, turn left along a road signposted for the Oaks Golf Club & Spa and Bubwith. Continue ahead along a wide pedestrian path, passing some new-build houses to the left. Just before the 40 miles per-hour signs, turn left down a track which leads to a path next to a dyke.
|Town Boundary to Tree Line|
Start point: 53.7503 lat, -0.863 long
Ignore a path to the right over the dyke, and bear left past a wooden waymarker post – for the Howden 20 trail. The path crosses a tiny wooden plank footbridge as the views begin to open up. Where the path meets another, cross a wooden footbridge following the Howden 20 trail sign, and then turn left before continuing ahead towards a farm with the dyke to the left and fields to the right.
|Tree Line to Level Crossing|
Start point: 53.7588 lat, -0.8795 long
On reaching the trees (near a junction of paths), follow a waymarker and the Howden 20 sign to the right of a wooden gate, and to the left of a metal gate, towards an enclosed footpath. In this area, dogs should be kept on the lead due to presence of ground nesting birds. Follow the waymarker to the right then turn left over a wooden footbridge into an open field.
|Level Crossing to Footbridge|
Start point: 53.7672 lat, -0.8806 long
At this point the Howden 20 route path crosses the railway line, but we do not. Instead, turn sharp left and head along the wide, green farm track that runs directly away from the level crossing. (NOTE: Do not take the path that runs directly alongside the railway – you need the track that heads diagonally away from the line). The cooling towers of Drax power station are visible straight ahead in the distance. By a raised mound of land, bear right on to grassier path and head in the direction of a farm.
|Footbridge to End|
Start point: 53.7607 lat, -0.8799 long
After re-crossing the footbridge head along the enclosed path, once again on the Howden 20 trail – and making sure dogs are on leads in the ground-nesting bird area. Having returned to the junction of paths, retrace the outward route back towards Howden and continue straight ahead along the track. Howden Minster is visible in the distance ahead. After passing the farm buildings (to the right this time), continue to the dyke and turn right, then left back to the footbridge crossed early in the walk.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2017 by the author DWY and may not be reproduced without permission.
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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