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Yorkshire Wolds Walk
Pasture Dale, Frendal Dale and Horsedale from Huggate

Region - Yorkshire Wolds

County/Area - East Yorkshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.1 miles / 14.8 km

Ascent - 900 feet / 273 metres

Time - 5 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference SE881554
Lat 53.987148 // Long -0.657884
Postcode YO42 1YF (approx. location only)

Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Pasture Dale, Frendal Dale and Horsedale from Huggate
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The Yorkshire Wolds in the East Riding of Yorkshire are often overlooked yet the area provides some excellent walking. Never spectacular, the dry valleys that are cut deep into the landscape provide interest with their gently rounded contours. The area is also relatively quiet and never seems to be overrun with visitors.

The start is the village of Huggate (grid ref. SE881554) where on street parking is available. However, do be considerate of the local residents are park with courtesy. After parking walk north through the village passing the parish church on your right. Some 200 metres past the church bear left off the lane onto the Yorkshire Wolds Way. Follow this track past Glebe farm (on your right) and continue following the waymarked path to reach York Lane (grid ref. SE867557). Go straight across this lane and continue following the Yorkshire Wolds Way, which soon goes left and continues in a southerly direction to reach Pocklington Lane (grid ref. SE866548) at a road junction.

Ignore the lane to your right and left and continue following the waymarks onto Cobdale Lane. After a short distance the Yorkshire Wolds Way leaves the lane on your right. The path follows the southern rim of Pasture Dale before turning left and then right around the boundary of Jessop's Plantation. The way ahead descends, with Nettle dale to your right, to reach a path junction with the Chalkland Way (grid ref. SE849540). Turn right and continue along the Chalkland Way crossing a lane into Pasture Dale. The Chalkland Way continues a meandering course along Frendal Dale and Tun Dale to reach a road (grid ref. SE856568) after about two miles.

Turn right along the lane, remaining on the Chalkland Way. After 300 metres the Chalkland Way leaves the road on your left. Continue towards Wold House Far turning right as indicated by the Chalkland Way waymarks. Continue past a small plantation to reach a gate (grid ref. SE867561) with Horse Dale to your left. Horse Dale is Access Land and you should head along the southern rim of the Dale for about a mile to regain the Yorkshire Wolds Way at grid ref. SE882570. Turn south onto the YWW and follow it back into Huggate and your car.

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