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Haltemprice Area Walks

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C43 - Cottingham Circular
Summary
Walk Name
Cottingham Circular
Ref
C43
Enjoy farmland views on this walk over mainly level surfaces through Burn Park or Haggs Farm.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Moderate
Walk Type
  • Easy Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
293
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Cottingham, Skidby and Willerby, plus parking at Skidby Mill car park
Refreshments
Pubs and shops in Cottingham, Skidby and Willerby
Public Conveniences
Market Green in Cottingham
Distance
Distance (Miles)
9
Distance (Kilometres)
14
Shortened Distance (Miles)
2
Description
  • On your walk you pass Haltemprice Farm.  The building's walls contain stones taken from a priory founded by Thomas Lord Wake 600 years ago.  It was granted to the Ellerkers after the Dissolution of the Monasteries and they are said to have built the house. 
  • You continue your walk along a stretch of the road to Willerby.  At the northern end of the village you walk along the drive of the Grange Park Hotel before following field edge paths and tracks to Skidby.
  • To return to Cottingham from Skidby, follow the roads and field edge paths via the golfcourse, Burn Park and the large glasshouses shown on the map.
Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Cottingham, Skidby or Willerby
End Point
Cottingham, Skidby or Willerby
Towns & Villages
Cottingham, Eppleworth, Risby, Skidby and Willerby
ParishCottingham
Start Easting
502,148.00
Start Northing
433,337.00
End Easting
502,148.00
End Northing
433,337.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  Skidby is a small attractive village famous for its working windmill. 
 
-  Reputed to be the largest village in England with a population of 17,000, Cottingham is a busy place with a good range of shops, eating places and pubs.  The village is named after Cotta, the Chief of the Anglo Saxon tribe, and Cottingham means "the homestead of Cotta's people".   
 
-  At the western end of Cottingham is the site of Baynard Castle.  In 1541 Henry VIII, who was staying in Hull, heard that Lord Wake of the Baynard Castle had a beautiful young wife.  With less than honourable intentions, he sent a message to Lord Wake saying that he would visit the castle.  Knowing the refusal would mean the loss of his head, and acceptance would mean the loss of his wife, he gave instructions that the castle be burnt, thus preserving both! 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some gentle slopes. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
 
-  crosses at least one road.