WALKING FESTIVALS 2017

                                        HERITAGE WALKS

      1.  THE YORKSHIRE WOLDS WALKING & OUTDOORS FESTIVAL  

      2.  HULL CITY OF CULTURE 2017   



1.  THE YORKSHIRE WOLDS WALKING & OUTDOORS FESTIVAL

   

There are THREE guided walks in The Vale of Snaith as part of the festival

Sunday 10th September  THE RICH HERITAGE WALK      6 Miles

Friday 15th September    BOOTS & BEER WALK               9 Miles

Sunday 17th September  THE VERMUYDEN WALK           9 Miles


Full details  are available  HERE



2.   HULL CITY OF CULTURE 2017


 SNAITH was granted a market charter in 1223 
by King Henry lll.

When Kingston Upon hull was chosen by King Edward 1 as a port for the future in 1299,  it signalled the start of increasing commercial traffic along The river Aire to the West Riding of Yorkshire.

SNAITH built a harbour and encouraged the ships to stop and allow the crew some R&R in the many taverns in the town.  It quickly became the capital of culture on the route between Hull and Leeds.
But, of course, it wasn’t to last as bigger and faster ships demanded better routes for their precious cargoes.  However, those building blocks in the 13th century still serve SNAITH well today.
It has a thriving commercial centre serving the surrounding villages and, just as those early visitors found 700 years ago, you
will find a warm welcome in SNAITH today.

There is a self-guided Heritage Trail around the town with leaflets available from many of the shops.


In October 2017 there will be a week of Guided Heritage walks; 

From Sunday 22nd October until Sunday 29th October.


Sunday       22nd October   OF KINGS AND ARISTOCRATS      5 miles    starting at Snaith Station Car Park  DN14 9HY

Monday      23rd October    A RIVERSIDE RAMBLE              6.25 miles    starting at Snaith Station Car Park  DN14 9HY

Tuesday      24th October   POLLINGTON HERITAGE                5 miles    starting at Pollington Village Hall    DN14 0DW

Wednesday 25th October    RAWCLIFFE HERITAGE                  6 miles    starting at Snaith Station Car Park  DN14 9HY

Thursday     26th October    THE LOST RIVER                      6.25 miles    starting at Snaith Station Car Park  DN14 9HY

Friday         27th October    RAWCLIFFE HALL HERITAGE      6.5 miles   starting at Rawcliffe Village Green   DN14 8QW

Saturday     28th October    INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE             5.25 miles   starting at Sugar Mill Ponds Nature Reserve

                                                                                                                                                                DN14 8NT

Sunday       29th October   CHURCHES,CANAL

                                          COUNTRYSIDE                        7.75 miles     starting at Snaith Station Car Park  DN14 9HY

                                                                  ALL WALKS START AT 10am

ALL WALKS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED BY CONTACTING keith_greenwood@hotmail.com



WALK DESCRIPTIONS             


KINGS AND ARISTOCRATS

Starts with a pleasant riverside walk then across Snaith Ings into the village of West Cowick before returning to Snaith past
an old brewery and along an ancient field track

A RIVERSIDE RAMBLE

Follows field paths, tracks and a minor road through the village of Gowdall to the western- most boundary of the East Riding of
Yorkshire before taking a lovely riverside path back to Snaith


POLLINGTON HERITAGE

A circular walk around the village of Pollington including the tow path of the Aire & Calder canal.

RAWCLIFFE HERITAGE

A very pleasant walk along the river flood bank to Rawcliffe and then a meander around the village green before returning to
Snaith on the bus.

THE LOST RIVER

After passing across Snaith Ings, the walk travels through East Cowick and into open countryside eventually joining the Trans-Pennine Trail back to Snaith.

RAWCLIFFE HALL HERITAGE

This walk discovers some of Rawcliffe’s rich heritage and scenery and joins the river bank near the village of Airmyn for a meandering journey back to the village green.

INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE

A walk through parts of the villages of Rawcliffe and Rawcliffe Bridge to explore the industrial heritage of the area whilst also enjoying the beauty of Sugar Mill Ponds and the peat moorland in the distance.

CHURCHES, CANAL & COUNTRYSIDE

A pleasant walk through rural West Cowick then following the Aire & Calder canal into Pollington before returning to
Snaith via Dorr Lane, an ancient green lane.