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C47 - North Cottingham
Summary
Walk Name
North Cottingham
Ref
C47
Enjoy a pleasant stroll along field headlands and tracks to the north of Cottingham.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
293
Car Parking Facility
Cottingham
Refreshments
Pubs, shops and eating places in Cottingham
Public Conveniences
Market Green in Cottingham
Distance
Distance (Miles)
6
Distance (Kilometres)
10
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
6
Shortened Distance (Miles)
5
Description
  • Your route runs from Northgate in Cottingham, along Park Lane, past the University of Hull hall of residence, and past numerous market gardens.
  • Follow the farm track to Burn Park Farm and then field headlands to Poplar Farm.  You may continue northwards along a track to Model Farm, and then take the path alongside the rail line to the sub-station.  Alternatively, follow the farm track eastwards then southwards.  The massive sub-station transforms power to smaller sub-stations in Hull which transform the power again before it finally reaches homes at 240 volts.  Walking past the sub-station can be a strange experience with the buzzing of transformers and the crackling of the dampness on the power lines.
  • From the sub-station follow the field headlands to return to Millbeck Lane, Cottingham.  The old waterworks on your left act as a pumping station to provide water to Hull's residents (see 'Features of Interest' below).
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Cottingham
End Point
Cottingham
Towns & Villages
Beverley, Cottingham, Dunswell, Skidby and Woodmansey
ParishCottingham
Start Easting
504,295.00
Start Northing
433,216.00
End Easting
504,295.00
End Northing
433,216.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  The waterworks opened in 1891, powered by steam.  There are three, 80-feet deep wells which are connected by horizontal tunnels.  At the end of these long tunnels, which are 6' 6" high by 4' 6" wide, there are three further wells, each 75-feet deep, which in turn connect with three artisian wells 200-feet deep.  The daily output from the station is 28,000 cubic metres. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some gentle slopes. 
 
-  contains kissing gates and hand gates but no stiles. 
 
-  takes you close to an electricity sub station.