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C27 - Risby Park
Summary
Walk Name
Risby Park
Ref
C27
Experience the gently undulating Wolds on this walk along field paths and minor roads.
Details
Circular Walk
Yes
Grade
Easy
Walk Type
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
293
Car Parking Facility
Roadside parking in Skidby and Walkington, plus parking at Risby Park fishing ponds
Refreshments
Pubs and shops in Skidby and Walkington, and cafe at Risby Park fishing ponds
Public Conveniences
Market Green in Cottingham
Distance
Distance (Miles)
6
Distance (Kilometres)
9.6
Lengthened Distance (Miles)
7
Description
  • Skidby is a small and attractive village, best known for the magnificent windmill which is now owned by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and is open to the public on certain days.
  • Your walk starts opposite the village church and follows the tracks and field edges to a minor road.  After walking round Fishpond Wood, you will emerge on the road near Bentley.
  • Walk northwards along the road past Park Farm to a public footpath on your left.  This leads along the southern edge of Walkington.  Follow the path almost to the church.
  • Turn left along another footpath near Park Farm and enter Risby Park at Halfpenny Gate.  Continue past Risby Park Farm to The road by the site of the medieval village of Risby.
  • Turn left along the road, then right to join a path leading along field edges to the Skidby road.
  • Turn left at the road and walk through the village to the start.

 

 

Map(s)
Location
Start Point
Skidby or Walkington, or lay-by on minor road at Risby
End Point
Skidby or Walkington, or lay-by on minor road at Risby
Towns & Villages
Bentley, Little Weighton, Risby, Skidby and Walkington
ParishSkidby
Start Easting
501,488.00
Start Northing
433,686.00
End Easting
501,488.00
End Northing
433,686.00
Further Information
Features of Interest
-  Risby Park belonged to the Risby family until 1401, when it passed by marriage into the Ellerker family.  The father and his three sons were knighted on the field of battle for their gallant behaviour at Flodden Field.  The earthworks of the medieval village of Risby can be seen in the field to the north of the minor road. 
 
-  The other village which features in your walk is Walkington, a tidy and picturesque village with an attractive duck pond. 
-  All Hallows Church is unusual in its hidden setting on the southern edge of the village.  The floor was lowered to its original level in 1898, and it is quite a step down into the well-lit interior.  Its south doorway and transept arches date from the 13th century. 
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
 
-  contains some gentle slopes. 
 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
 
-  may involve walking through planted crops. 
Additional Information
This walk is described in an anti-clockwise direction from Skidby but you can choose to start from Walkington or Risby. 
 
The 6 mile walk can be shortened by taking either of the 2 shortcuts shown on the map. 
If starting from the Skidby Mill car park the walk length increases to 7 miles.