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Looking back across the Humber from the top corner of Little Wold Plantation
Looking back across the Humber from the top corner of Little Wold Plantation

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Route No 245 - Wednesday 14 May 2008
South Cave, Wolds Way,
North Cave, Everthorpe circuit - 16km
Yorkshire Wolds . . .

Ordnance Survey route map on the Landranger series map base
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Map: OS Explorer 293 Kingston upon Hull & Beverley


Cowslips
Cowslips

We set off at about 10.15am and headed back to the main street (A1034). We crossed over to follow a narrow road opposite heading north east.

This morning four of us met at the little car park off the main street at South Cave, map ref. SE922311.

Red Campion
Red Campion

Following the Wolds Way by the side of Little Wold Plantation
Following the Wolds Way by the side of Little Wold Plantation

'V'-shaped gate to allow riders through and keep the sheep in
'V'-shaped gate to allow riders through and keep the sheep in

We continued along the Wolds Way route for another 1.5km to a dismantled railway at map ref. SE936330. There was an unusual 'V'-shaped gate for horse riders using the bridleway to leave the field and enter the wood without risking any escape attempt by the occupants of the field(sheep & lambs at present).

After a few hundred metres we took the left hand fork from map ref. SE926314 along a track heading northwards. We followed this track for almost a kilometer to the corner of a wood at map ref. SE928320 where the Wolds Way joined the track.

.Path through the woods by the old railway
Path through the woods by the old railway

Wild strawberries
Wild strawberries
Dogs Mercury - an indication of an ancient woodland
Dogs Mercury - an indication of an ancient woodland

A squirrels' dining table with debris of stripped pine cones
A squirrels' dining table with debris of stripped pine cones

On the way up through the woods there were two quite impressive old beech trees and we recorded the details of one, the larger of the two, for the Ancient Tree Hunt web site.

We followed the Wolds Way along the railway and up through the woods to the B1230 at map ref. SE938349.

Path through Low Hunsley Plantation
Path through Low Hunsley Plantation

The old beech tree we measured for the Ancient Tree Hunt
The old beech tree we measured for the Ancient Tree Hunt

The Woodland Trust with other tree charities is conducting a national survey of big old trees and any member of the public can record details of any big old trees that they know of, to help with the survey. It's good fun and our tree hugging activities always attract comment from passers by. This time it was a retired gentleman who was just starting out to walk the Wolds Way, who wondered what we were doing.

Inscribed boundary marker in Low Hunsley Plantation
Inscribed boundary marker in Low Hunsley Plantation
"South end of Hunsley Fence"

White Dead Nettle (no stings)
White Dead Nettle (no stings), but it does grow with stinging nettles

Path around the wood with St Austin's Stone but it's much too dense and overgrown to try to find it
Path around the wood with St Austin's Stone but the wood is much too dense and overgrown to try to find it
Looking west from the hillside at map ref. SE927339
Looking west from the hillside at map ref. SE927339

A stile with no fence
A stile with no fence

Here we turned right to walk along a minor road to the A1034 at map ref. SE917329. We turned right to walk along the road for about 200m before turning left off the road on to the farm access road to Drewton Farm.

At the road we turned left away from the Wolds Way and walked along the grass verge by the road for about 500m. Here we turned left off the road to follow a path running around the top edge of a wood before dropping down the hillside to a point near the old railway at map ref. SE926333.

Weir from a pond at Drewton Manor
Weir from a pond at Drewton Manor

Pond by the path at Drewton Manor
Pond by the path at Drewton Manor

Buttercups - very pretty even though they're so common
Buttercups - very pretty even though they're so common

Here we turned left along a path by the edge of some woods and across a field full of ewes and lambs to the road at the edge of North Cave at map ref. SE899327.

We followed the farm track through the farm for over a kilometer from the main road to map ref. SE907330.

Plaque by a fence near the edge of North Cave
"IN THESE FIELDS WAS HELD THE FIRST COUNTY CAMP
OF THE SCOUTS IN HUMBERSIDE, MAY 1981"

Plaque by a fence near the edge of North Cave

Ewes and lambs near the edge of North Cave
Ewes and lambs near the edge of North Cave

The Church at North Cave
The Church at North Cave

At the lane we turned left and followed the lane through Everthorpe village to map ref. SE910320

We walked along the road into North Cave for about 250m and turned left onto a footpath heading south to a lane at map ref. SE897322.

Boundary stone at Everthorpe village
Boundary stone at Everthorpe village

The golf course at South Cave
The golf course at South Cave

Arriving back at South Cave
Arriving back at South Cave

I had been very pleasantly surprised how pretty the whole area is at this time of year with the lush vegetation and spring flowers and blossoms and with the bonus of long views over the Humber. My brother-in-law who lives on the edge of the wolds led the walk for us - thanks John, a nice one!

Here we took a path across the fields to the golf course and across the golf course into South Cave by the Church and the Castle Hotel. We followed the road from the Castle Hotel back to the car park. The whole route had been just over 16km and had taken us five and a quarter hours to walk including a couple of leisurely stops in the sunshine.

Castle Hotel on the way back into South Cave
Castle Hotel on the way back into South Cave

Refreshments arriving at the Bowls Tournament in South Cave
Refreshments arriving at the Bowls Tournament in South Cave