June 11th           More self guided walks have been added to this site ( VALE OF SNAITH WALKS) We are now listing 66 walks.                                           Another great photo from CARLTON on our PHOTO GALLERY page.

 May 14th           We recently had a couple of complaints regarding HERITAGE WALK 13 at Rawcliffe. The footpath from the                                                 river bank (POINT 4 on the Heritage Walk Card) was obstructed with weed growth.   We are pleased to                                                                      report that this has now been cleared.

MAY 13th          As the Lockdown  is eased slightly, we have received our first  LOCKDOWN photo. Check it out on the PHOTO                                          GALLERY page.    If you have any stunning photos taken whilst walking in The Vale of Snaith,                                                                                  we would love to add them to our gallery.

MAY 1st            We have launched a new page on this website.   VALE OF SNAITH WALKS   is a list of 56 walks of varying length

 that are available for self- guided walking in The Vale of Snaith. PLEASE CHECK IT OUT.

MARCH 20th    Because of COVID 19,  Local Guided Walks have been cancelled until further notice.


MARCH     On Sunday 29th March, as part of the WALKERS ARE WELCOME NATIONAL LITTER PICK, we will be holding a litter picking event, 10am to 12 Noon.     EVERYONE is welcome.   A number of short, pleasant, guided walks will operate.  As we walk, we will be cleaning up rural rights of way in Snaith & Cowick.    Meet at The Council Office 26 Market Place Snaith DN14 9HE where tools and materials will be supplied.     Contact: 

Because of the recent flooding events in Snaith and Cowick, there will be lots of litter around as the water levels drop.  As part of the litter picking event, we will help where we can.

NB     The EAST COWICK CIRCULAR WALK     This walk has been badly affected by the recent flooding,, making it impossible to navigate the circular route.  We will endeavour to get it back in action ASAP as the water levels drop. 


Many of our local foot paths have been affected by flooding. Please take care, particularly near the four rivers that pass through The Vale of Snaith.

PLEASE NOTE:  OUR AGM will be held on Wednesday 8th January 2020 at 7pm at the Council Office, Market Place Snaith.


Snaith & Cowick Town Council have agreed to fund a leaflet to promote EAST COWICK CIRCULAR WALK.


As part of the project to improve walking opportunities in the Carlton area, a guided walk has been organised using the VILLAGE LINK between Carlton and Drax.

Here are the details of the walk:


Carlton to Drax Village link

Sunday 29TH December 2019

Church Service starts 9:30am at St Mary's C Of E Carlton.

The walk starts outside St Mary's C Of E Church at 10:30am.

Coffee/Tea and Cakes available at St Pauls Drax Church; an
historic grade 1 listed Church . Bring a pack up or book Sunday lunch at The

These paths are re-instated Public Right Of Way, however this
walk is rough terrain ; Crossing ploughed fields and muddy and over grown tracks.

Walking boots /wellies are essential.

It is a 3 mile linear walk and takes approx 1 hour 30 minutes.

We hope you can join us!



Two walks were held as part of The Yorkshire Wolds Walking & Outdoor Festival.  The Vale of Snaith Ramble, a 12 mile circular, attracted walkers from Harrogate, Hessle, Beverley and Louth.   A small group enjoyed a gentle Heritage walk around Snaith and Cowick.

JULY       A small group of walkers followed The Trans Pennine Trail Southbound from Snaith Station and reached the canal at Cowick where they spent time watching the boats sailing along.  It was a very pleasant morning.  The walk was part of the 30th anniversary celebrations for The Trans-Pennine Trail.  SEE photos on our gallery page.

The next opportunity to walk the trail will be on Sunday  18th August, when we will be walking NORTHBOUND from the Station 10am to 12 noon.

JUNE     We have launched  EAST COWICK CIRCULAR WALK    Full details on the dedicated page.

 Simone Severn is promoting walking in and around Carlton.  She is working hard to re-establish rights of way and better sign posting.

She is hoping more people will get out and walk, enjoy the countryside and help to keep the footpaths open for the future.

Simone's favourite walk, Carlton to Drax is featured on our OTHER LOCAL WALKS page.

APRIL 1st    Our first two Blue Plaques are now in place.

January, February, March 2019

Our grant application to Snaith & Cowick Council has been accepted, enabling us to  start enhancing The Snaith Heritage Trail with Blue Plaques.

It has been announced that Le Tour de Yorkshire will be coming through The Vale of Snaith on  Thursday 2nd May.   It will enter The Vale on the western side at Balne and will travel through Pollington, Snaith, Cowick, Rawcliffe and Airmyn.    Interestingly this stage is called The Heritage Stage, which could well be a nod to our HERITAGE WALKS.

The AGM of The Vale of Snaith Action Group was held on Thursday 10th January at Snaith & Cowick Town Council office, Market Place Snaith

The Ramblers have launched an interesting article about walking and talking - for mental; well-being.

Click HERE for information

From March 7th, The Snaith & Cowick Walking Group will be testing sections of the proposed Vale of Snaith Way on a monthly basis


Please BEWARE if you are planning to  walk on the north bank of The River Aire between CARLTON and NEWLAND.  There may be a bull near the footpath, close to Eskamhorn Farm. The farmer has put up the required notices to warn walkers.  You can see advice given to farmers about livestock on public rights of way, if you click HERE.