Mount Airy - South Cave, East Yorkshire

This is a smashing little three mile walk, suitable for all walking abilities, although not one for very small children, giving fantastic views over the picturesque village of South Cave, the Humber estuary and an unusual feature of a hill top airfield (if lucky enough you can also witness an aircraft either landing or taking off).

The circular walk has some very steep ascents/descents, however extremely pleasurable with the rewarding scenery. The entire walk should only take a couple of hours to complete, starting and ending at a parking area just outside of Brantingham village (Brantingham being a starting point for a few of my featured walks on this site - See the 'Walking Cave Man interactive walks map').

All Saints Church Brantingham
The walk starts at Grid Reference (GR) SE94353, about half a mile from Brantingham's 'All Saints Church' heading east along a public footpath, following the Yorkshire Wolds Way, passing between Ellerker North Wold and Waltham's Wold Plantation heading down to Woodale Farm.

Heading down to Woodale Farm along the Wolds Way heading to South Cave (Humber estuary in the background)
Heading right at Woodale Farm the route heads up a steep hill to Mount Airy Farm through Woodale Plantation to the highest part of the walk. The footpath at Mount Airy Farm splits, with one path passing through the Farm, although this route goes to the right heading towards the hill top airfield. 

Approaching Mount Air y Farm
From the airfield the path heads through Great Wold Plantation down a steep hill into South Cave where this route leaves the Yorkshire Wolds Way heading left towards the village center. 

Path leading from Mount Airy airfield to South Cave via 'Steep Hill' Lane
The walk starts it's return at this point - looking for a footpath on the right (this is just past Little Wold Lane), heading back up a steep hill to Mount Airy Farm, where the road to the farm meets the Yorkshire Wolds Way footpath (this being the junction where the path split to the airfield) retracing itself to the start of the walk.

Path from Mount Airy to Woodale Farm

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