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Welton Wold, Elloughton Wold & Brantingham Wold (three circular walks).

3 miles / 5 kilometers
4¾ miles / 7½ kilometers
6¼ miles / 10 kilometers

2 hours 00 minutes
3 hours 30 minutes
4 hours 20 minutes


OS Explorer 293 - Kingston Upon Hull and Beverley

Walk Summary

There are three route options all three start in the village of Welton. There is limited parking on Cowgate (SE 959 273) along the road or opposite the Green Dragon in front of the Church of Saint Helen, with further parking at the end of Chapel Hill, after passing Holly Hill, where the woodland starts on Crossall Hill Lane (SE 962 274).

The 3 miles ‘Welton Wold & Welton Dale’ walks, follows Crossall Hill Lane on to Stone Pit Road along a footpath covered by arching trees passed the fenced off quarry, to Welton Wold with views of the Humber Bridge over the farmland, then turns left along Tom Potts’ Way for a few yards before re-entering the plantation, to the pastures on the valley of Welton Dale which is a good place to forage for conkers. Then passes Welton Spring (on the right) and Welton Mill Pond (on the left) before returning to Welton village.

The 4¾ miles ‘Welton Dale and Elloughton Wold’ walk passes Welton Springs and the Mill Pond, along Welton Dale turns left on Tom Potts’ Way and down to Ling Plantation, follows the woodland trail down through Elloughton Dale crosses the road to climb the side of South Plantation, through Scarbro Wold Plantation and along Peggy Farrow Lane then along High Road back to Welton village.

The 6¼ miles ‘Welton Wold to Turtle Hill & Brantingham Wold’ walk, follows the path to Welton Wold, crosses Tom Potts’ Way follows the Yorkshire Wolds Way passing Wauldby Dam and a gentle ascent up Turtle Hill on Wauldby Green, turning left to follow Low Road (a farm track road) and on to Spout Hill, then leaves the road to enter Brantingham Heads Plantation, then turn right into Scarbro Wold Plantation then along Peggy Farrow Lane then along High Road back to Welton village.

The walks have pathways and bridleways through peaceful mixed woodland with a variety of birdlife, squirrels and the occasional deer if they are not being too shy, and trails over open farmland with spectacular views of the rolling countryside. There are some stretches along quiet residential and rural roads, which have footpaths and soft verges to walk along in safety.

The woodland is a haven for birdlife and grey squirrels. Dogs should be kept under control along the bridleways to prevent the worrying of horses and their riders.

The grass tracks which can be very muddy in the wet months. The pathways are well defined and carefully managed, though care should be taken to avoid the occasional nettle and bramble bush.

Welton village is the home to the Church of Saint Helen, which is well worth a visit, with its pond with a number of benches to sit and say hello to the local ducks. The original church is thought to date from the reign of William Rufus 1067-1100, it was restored in 1862.

The Green Dragon is an 18th century inn, where the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin was captured in 1739. The pub is good place to reflect on the walk and take in a wee snack and liquid refreshment, before heading home.