Self Guided Walks in The Vale of Snaith

  

This is a list of walks that we recommend in The Vale of Snaith.  CLICK ON THE WALK NAME to access  the walk details. If you have any problems accessing a walk, please let us know. Also, please let us know  if you encounter any difficulties whilst walking on one of these walks.
Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps 279, 290, 291 cover The Vale of Snaith
If you are not sure of the areas they cover, see the BUS MAP in the BUS WALKS section.

The walks  are listed in distance order.  You will find a summary of  the walks  by start location at the bottom of the page.

                  EASY WALKS-  MAXIMUM  2 Hours

Airmyn Walk 1 START Airmyn Clock Tower 0.50 miles Linear 15 mins (one way)
Airmyn Walk 3 START Airmyn Church 0.50 miles Circular 15 mins 2
Airmyn Walk 4 START Airmyn Church 1.00 miles Circular  30 mins 3
Airmyn Walk 2 START Airmyn Clock tower 1.00 miles Circular  30 mins 
Airmyn Walk 5             START Airmyn High Street 1.50 miles  Linear 45 mins (one way)             5
  Snaith Heritage Trail            START Snaith Station Car Park                1.50 miles  Circular 1 Hour               6
A number of buildings on the trail display a BLUE PLAQUE giving you the chance to get more information about the building.   
Rawcliffe Stroll                     START Rawcliffe Green              2.00 miles  Circular  1 Hour                    
The Towpath START Pollington Village Hall 2.00 miles  Circular 1 Hour  8
Memorial Garden START Great Heck-Bay Horse 2.00 miles Circular  1 Hour 10 mins 9
Hensall Figure of 8 START Hensall Post Office 2.40 miles  Circular 1 Hour 20 mins 10 
Airmyn Walk 8 START Airmyn Percy Arms 2.50 miles  Circular  1 Hour 25 mins  11
Fishlake Circular START Fishlake- The Landing 3.00 miles  Circular 1 Hour 30 mins 12
Airmyn Walk 7  START Airmyn Clock Tower 3.00 miles Linear  1 Hour 30 mins (one way)  13
Carlton to Drax        START Carlton Village Hall 3.00 miles Linear  1 Hour 30 mins (one way) 14
  South Field                   START Kellington Church                         3.20 miles Circular  1 Hour 35 mins  15
Carlton West          START Snaith Station Car Park  3.40 miles  Circular  1 Hour 40 mins                   16 
The Queen of Villages START Rawcliffe Green 3.50 miles  Circular  1 Hour 45 mins  17
Beal Lock START Kellington Church  3.60 miles  Circular  1 Hour 55 mins 18
Riverside START Snaith Station Car Park 3.70 miles Circular 1 Hour 45 mins 19
Rural Pollington cum Balne START Pollington Village Hall 3.75 miles  Circular 1 Hour 45 mins       20 
Gowdall North START Snaith Station Car Park                3.80 miles  Circular 1 Hour 50 mins 21 
  East Cowick Circular walk START Various Points 4.00 miles  Circular 2 Hours 22 
A FULLY WAYMARKED circular walk with 17 direction points.  You can start at any one of them and go clockwise or anti clockwise.         
Whitley Heritage Trail           START Whitley - George & Dragon   4.00 miles  Circular  2 Hours                              23 
Barlow Common Circular START Barlow Common Nature Reserve 4.00 miles  Circular  2 Hours 24
Gowdall Circular START Gowdall Main Street 4.00 miles Circular  2 Hours 25 
Snaith stroll START Snaith Station Car Park 4.00 miles  Circular 2 Hours  26 
Whitley Lock START Great Heck-Bay Horse 4.00 miles Circular 2 Hours 27
M62 START Snaith Station Car Park 4.10 miles  Circular  2 Hours 28 
Pollington Peak START Snaith Station Car Park 4.10 miles Circular  2 Hours  29 

Lidgate START Snaith Station Car Park  4.30 miles Circular  2 Hours  30 
  River View START Carlton Village Hall 4.30 miles Circular  2 Hours  31 


 MODERATE WALKS- MAXIMUM  3 Hours

Of Kings and Aristocrats START Snaith Station Car Park                 4.25 miles  Circular  2 Hours 30 mins 
  Station House START Sykehouse Village Hall  4.50 miles Circular  2 Hours  2
Cowick Hall START Snaith Station Car park  4.50 miles  Circular 2 Hours 30 mins       3
Pumpkins and Scarecrows START Snaith Station Car Park  5.00 miles  Circular  2 Hours 30 mins       4
Went-Aire Walk START Pollington Village Hall  5.00 miles  Circular  2 Hours 5
Ferries and Bridges START Snaith Station Car Park  5.00 miles  Linear  2 Hours (one way)  6
Airmyn Walk 6  START Airmyn Clock Tower  5.00 miles  Linear  2 Hours (one way)  7

Pollington to Snaith (TPT) START Pollington Village Hall  5.00 miles  Linear  2 Hours (one way)  8
Haddlesey Lock START Kellington Church  5.00 miles  Linear  2 Hours (one way) 9
Pollington Heritage &Nature START Pollington Village Hall 5.25 miles  Circular  2 Hours 30 mins  10
Industrial Heritage START Sugar Mill Ponds  5.25 miles  Circular  2 Hours 30 mins  11
Hensall Figure of 8  START Hensall Post Office  5.30 miles  Circular  2 Hours 30 mins  12
Fishlake Heritage Trail START Fishlake- The Landing 5.40 miles  Circular  3 Hours  13
The Drax Loop  START Drax Social Club Car Park  6.00 miles  Circular  2 Hours 30 mins  14
Quosquo  START Snaith Station Car Park  6.00 miles Circular 2 Hours 30 mins  15 
Birkin- Gateforth Circular START Birkin Fisheries Tea Room  6.20 miles  Circular  3 Hours  16
The Lost River START Snaith Station Car Park 6.25 miles Circular 3 Hours 17
A Riverside Ramble  START Snaith Station Car Park 6.25 miles Circular 3 Hours 18
White Houses   START Rawcliffe Village Green 6.50 miles Circular 3 Hours 19
High Eggborough START Hensall- Church Lane  6.70 miles Circular  3 Hours  20 
 Punch Bowl START Fishlake- The Landing 7.50 miles Circular 3 Hours 21 


 BRACING WALKS - MAXIMUM 4 HOURS          

  Hensall Figure of 8 START Hensall Post Office                   7.70 miles Circular  3 Hours                            1
Eskholme START Sykehouse Village Hall   7.80 miles Circular  3 Hours
Churches, Canal & Countryside START Snaith Station Car Park    8.75 miles Circular 3 Hours 30 mins 3
Went Aqueduct START Snaith Station Car Park   9.38 miles Circular  3 Hours 30 mins  4
Selby Canal START Chapel Haddlesey 10.30 miles Circular 3 Hours 40 mins 5
Fishlake START Sykehouse Road Bridge 10.90 miles Circular  3 Hours 45 mins
Sugar Mill Ponds START Snaith Station Car Park 11.00 miles Circular 3 Hours 45 mins 7
The Big River Walk START Drax Social Club Car Park 11.00 miles  Circular  3 Hours 45 mins 8
Fenwick START Pollington Village Hall 11.50 miles  Circular 3 Hours 50 mins 9
Oakhill START Rawcliffe Green 12.60 miles  Circular 4 Hours 10
Canal and River START Fishlake  12.60 miles  Circular 4.Hours  11


     CHALLENGING WALKS- Over 4 Hours  

The Bannockburn Trail                START  East Cowick Village Hall        16.00 miles  Linear  5 Hours (one way)            
Trans Pennine Trail START Braithwaite to Selby 19.5 miles Linear 6 Hours (one way 2
The Peatlands Way START Fishlake 50 miles Circular 20-25 Hours (3-5 Days) 3

      

 NUMBER OF WALKS BY START LOCATION

 

STARTING FROM  EASY WALKS
Max 2 Hours 
MODERATE WALKS
     Max 3 Hours 
BRACING WALKS
   Max 4 Hours 
CHALLENGING WALKS
       Over 4 Hours 
TOTAL WALKS 
 Snaith  8  7  2   17
 Cowick  1    
Gowdall  1      
 Rawcliffe  2  1  1  
 Pollington  2  3   2    7
 Airmyn  7  1     8
 Sugar Mill    1    
 Carlton      
 Hensall 1  2  1   4
 Great Heck  2      
 Barlow      
 Chapel Haddlesey      1  
 Whitley      
 Birkin    1    
 Drax    1  1   2
 Kellington  1    
 Fishlake  2  1  1 5
 Sykehouse    1   2     3
 Braithwaite        1
           
 TOTAL 31   21  11  3  66

            SOURCE OF THE WALKS

 Wheelchair Friendly Walks

15 walks created 2012, improved 2017. Funded by Leader, Heritage Lottery and Goole Windfarm.

  The East Cowick Circular walk is the first of a series of circular walks.


  The Carlton to Drax trail will be the first of a series of VILLAGE LINK walks


   These are walks created by The Vale of Snaith Walkers Are Welcome Team.

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    A range of walks promoted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.


  A variety of walks throughout the country, but just one in The Vale of Snaith.


  A series of walks funded  by Selby District Council, Western CEF. with just one on the edge of The Vale of Snaith.


 
     Walks funded and promoted by North Yorkshire Council
 


    8 walks are  promoted by Airmyn Parish Council

   Fishlake Heritage Trail is promoted by Fishlake Parish Council


  A trail created by Whitley Historical Society and promoted by the parish council.


 The Trans Pennine Trail is a long distance trail of  215  miles from Southport to Hornsea. It travels through  SNAITH.


    The Peatlands Way    A 50 mile circuit across the peat moorland.

   Walking Britain -  A variety of walks across the country.