This six mile walk gives the walker a superb opportunity to experience some of the Yorkshire Wolds dales passing through sweeping landscape and views over East Yorkshire. The walk is achievable for all walking abilities, with only a few steep ascents, however is a great morning/afternoon's excursion that all walkers will undoubtedly enjoy.
The walk starts from a parking area at GR SE909 368 (North Newbald Village Hall) and heads east along Townside Road where a footpath on the left up "Dot Hill" needs to be taken at GR912 369, passing Backside Plantation.
|Looking back over North Newbald|
From Backside Plantation the route continues towards Syke House Farm giving fantastic views in all directions. Upon reaching the farm, passing Nut Wood' the path sweeps left into a small wold of Big Hill eventually reaching Hessleskew Gare and Gare Gate where the route meets the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the High Hunsley Circuit at GR SE928 395.
The route at this point follows the YWW south passing through Newbald Wold upon reaching Stoneknowle Road. From this location the route heads into Swin Dale until a footpath heading up a steep hill through a wood at GR927 368.
|Heading towards Hessleskew Gare|
At GR SE992 367 the walk reaches one of the main roads, Burgate, back into North Newbald (please keep to the grass verges for safety) and should be followed to the finish of the walk passing through the village centre and following Galegate Road.
|Yorkshire Wolds 59.5 Miles 'to go' marker|
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