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Welton Wold & Welton Dale - Route.

Distance: 3 miles / 5 kilometers

Time: 2 hours 00 minutes

Grade: Easy

Map: OS Explorer 293 - Kingston Upon Hull and Beverley

Start point: Near The Green Dragon Inn and St Helen's Church, Welton

Grid Reference: SE 959 273

Nearest Post Code: HU15 1NB

There are three route options:
This 3 miles - Welton Wold & Welton Dale walk - follows Welton Wold then returns along Welton Dale.
Alternatively a 4¾ miles Welton Dale & Elloughton Wold walk - follows Welton Dale then crosses over to Lings Plantation, through Elloughton Dale and Scarbro Wold Plantation.
Alternatively a 6¼ miles Welton Wold to Turtle Hill & Brantingham Wold walk - follows Welton Wold passes Wauldby Manor Farm and Wauldby Dam, on the way to Turtle Hill then to Brantingham Wold.

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). If parking other than on Crossall Hill Lane, head to the traffic island opposite the church, where there is a green bench with a white National Trails acorn logo.

Serial Distance Grid Reference Description
01 0.25 miles SE 964 276 From the bench cross over the road and head up Chapel Hill, at the top of the hill it joins the woodland with a fence lined track which becomes Crossall Hill Lane, then Stonepit Road with a private plantation on the left and a quarry on the right.
02 0.45 miles SE 966 279 At the end of Stonepit Road the track turns sharp left for 200 yards before turning sharp right (SE 964 280). The trail can be very muddy in the wet months.
03 1.40 miles SE 969 292 Continue along the track, with views over Welton Wold. On a clear day the Humber Bridge can be seen in the distance. At the concrete track road (Tom Potts' Row) turn left, follow the road for about 230 yards.
04 1.50 miles SE 967 292 At a finger sign post (on the right) signed Yorkshire Wolds Way, turn left, through the kiss gate (with yellow sign 'Parish Path').
05 1.75 miles SE 965 289 Continue along the Yorkshire Wolds Way path through the woods to the kissing gate.
06 2.45 miles SE 961 279 Follow the track along Welton Dale (a good place for collecting conkers in September/October).
At the end of the dale go through another kissing gate at the Dale Cottage, with Welton Springs on the right and the Mill Pond on the left.
07 2.70 miles SE 960 276 The path turns becomes a tarmac track road (Dale Road), continue along the road back into Welton Village, where the Church of Saint Helen comes into view.
08 2.85 miles SE 959 274 At the junction with the island and the bench. The Church of Saint Helen is worth a visit, take some bread to feed the ducks.
The Green Dragon inn is a good place to reflect on the walk and take in a wee snack and liquid refreshment before heading home.