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The River Foulness near Hasholme Garth
The River Foulness near Hasholme Garth

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Route No. 396 - Friday 11 March 2011
Market Weighton Canal, Hotham Carrs,
Hasholme circuit - 15km
Yorkshire Wolds . . .

Route map from Ordnance Survey Open Space service.

Map: OS Explorer 291 Goole & Gilberdyke


Bridge over the Egremont Drain next the line of the Market Weighton Canal
Bridge over the Egremont Drain next the line of the Market Weighton Canal on the access to Wholsea Grange

The access road to Wholsea Grange
The access road to Wholsea Grange

Sheep grazing by Carr Dyke Drain
Sheep grazing by Carr Dyke Drain

They parked on the roadside at a little bridge over the Egremont Drain at map ref. SE844345 at the access road to Wholsea Grange. Intriguingly the finger post by the bridge says "Bridle Way Cul-de-sac". They set off across the bridge and followed the public footpath around Wholsea Grange.

Today two friends of mine, John and Tom, drove to a place on the route of the Market Weighton Canal about 3.5km north of the M62. The canal here has been filled in but the route of it can still be seen. It's a completely flat area between the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds and the Humber estuary.

Drainage dyke South of Wholsea Grange
Drainage dyke South of Wholsea Grange

Marshy land on Hotham Carrs
Marshy land on Hotham Carrs

Huge fields of flat fertile arable land
Huge fields of flat fertile arable land

Farm scrap heap?
Farm scrap heap?

Finger post at the turn towards the canal
Finger post at the turn towards the canal

They continued in a southwesterly direction to South Carr Farm and followed the path around the farm to head Southeast to map ref. SE863322.

After about 250m they turned left following the path Eastwards for a little over 1km to map ref. SE860344. Here the path turned Southeast to Glebe farm and North Carr Farm.

Muddy track near South Carr Farm
Muddy track near South Carr Farm

Muddy track heading towards the canal
Muddy track heading towards the canal

Sluices on the Seavy Carr Drain
Sluices on the Seavy Carr Drain

Coltsfoot in bloom by the path
Coltsfoot in bloom by the path

Muddy track from North America
Muddy track from North America

They crossed the canal and walked back up the lane on the other side of the canal for about 1km to map ref. SE848320. Here They turned left here to North America (not far at all).

From this junction they turned right to head Southwest for about 1.3km to the side of the canal at map ref. SE851317. From here the canal still exists down to the Humber Estuary. At the canal they turned left to follow a lane along the side of the canal to the bridge over the canal at Sandholme Landing.

Market Weighton Canal at  Sandhome Landing
Market Weighton Canal at Sandholme Landing

A cattle farm amongst all the arable
A cattle farm amongst all the arable

Vast field of lawn turf near Hasholme Garth
Vast field of lawn turf near Hasholme Garth


The River Foulness near Hasholme Garth

Once across the bridge they turned left to walk alongside the river to Hasholme Garth.

At the minor road at North America they turned right to pass Sand Hill Farm and reached the bridge over the River Foulness at map ref. SE836326.

Land prepared for more lawn turf
Land prepared for more lawn turf

Entrance to Hasholme Hall
Entrance to Hasholme Hall

Back at the start bt the Egremont Drain
Back at the start bt the Egremont Drain

At the lane they turned right and followed the lane for about 2km back to their car at the bridge over the Egremont Drain. The whole route had been 15km and it had taken over four hours to walk including a short break. (In a few week I may be able to do half of this flat walk myself by using the path alongside the canal to cut the route in two.) Thanks John for this interesting contribution.

Here they followed the path to the right past Hasholme Grange to Hasholme Hall. At the road junction at Hasholme Hall, map ref. SE820333, they turned right and followed the long straight path across the fields to a lane at map ref. SE826347.

Ruined cottages near Hasholme Hall
Ruined cottages near Hasholme Hall

Route of Market Weighton Canal, now filled in
Route of Market Weighton Canal, now filled in