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Lowthorpe Beck a lovely clear chalk stream
Lowthorpe Beck a lovely clear chalk stream

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Route No. 401 - Thursday 24 March 2011
Burton Agnes, Harpham,
Lowthorpe, Kilham circuit - 13km
Yorkshire Wolds . . .

Route map from Ordnance Survey Open Space service.

Map: OS Explorer 295 Bridlington, Driffield & Hornsea


The village pond in Burton Agnes
The village pond in Burton Agnes

The village pond in Burton Agnes
The village pond in Burton Agnes

Path across the fields from Burton Agnes
Path across the fields from Burton Agnes to Harpham

They walked along the main road in a Southwesterly direction for about 350m to map ref. TA100628 where they turned left off the road to follow a public footpath across the fields for about 1.5km to the village of Harpham.

Two friends of mine, John and Tom, walked this route and sent me these details - thanks fellers! They parked in Burton Agnes near the road junction on the A614 at map ref. TA103630.

The war memorial in Burton Agnes
The war memorial in Burton Agnes

The drummer boy's well by the path from Burton Agnes to Harpham
The drummer boy's well by the path from Burton Agnes to Harpham

Rattling Water where the footpath meets the road
Rattling Water where the footpath meets the road

At this point they turned left off the road onto a footpath heading towards the church. After about 100m they turned right and followed the footpath across the fields past some earthworks on the left to a minor road at map ref. TA087613. At the road they turned left to follow the road for about 350m

They reached a minor road on the edge of the village at map ref. TA092618. Here they turned left to walk about 100m to the crossroads in the village. At the crossroads they turned right and continued along the road for about 150m to map ref. TA091617. .

The path to Lowthorpe
The path to Lowthorpe

The path to Lowthorpe from Bracey Bridge
The path to Lowthorpe from Bracey Bridge

A toad seen at Bracey Bridge
A toad seen at Bracey Bridge

On the edge of the village at map ref. TA066641 they turned right and followed the path to the East to a road at map ref. TA072641. At the road they turned right and walked along the road for 100m round a left hand bend to a right hand bend where a track called Green Lane continued straight ahead. Further down this track they could see a substantial traveller encampment so after about 70m they took the footpath across the fields on the right from map ref. TA074640. After around 1km across the fields the path again crossed the track that here is called Sandy Lane. They continued on the path on the other side of Sandy Lane for about 1.5km to a minor road at map ref. TA102634.

Here they turned right off the road onto a footpath to cross Kelk Beck and then continue across the fields for another 350m to map ref. TA084609. Here they turned left to follow the footpath to a road in the village of Lowthorpe at map ref. TA082604. At the road they turned right to walk along the road for 700m to map ref. TA076608 where they turned right off the road on to a footpath along the side of a wood heading Northeasterly for about 700m to map ref. TA081613. Here they turned left to walk along the footpath to the road at Bracey Bridge, map ref. TA076620. They crossed the road and continued in a Northwesterly direction on a footpath across the fields for about 2.3km towards the village of Kilham.

The Mill Pond at Bracey Bridge Mill
The Mill Pond at Bracey Bridge Mill

The path passes Kilham Sewage Works
The path passes Kilham Sewage Works

Lowthorpe Church
Lowthorpe Church
Lowthorpe Church
Lowthorpe Church

Speedwells in the Spring sunshine
Speedwells in the Spring sunshine

They continued past the church and out onto a road called Shady Lane. They walked down this lane for the final 250m back to their car. The whole route had been 13 km and had taken just over four hours to walk.

They turned right at the road to walk down the road to the edge of Burton Agnes. After about 250m they turned left off the road to follow a track that led through to the village church.

The church in Burton Agnes
The church in Burton Agnes

The entrance to Burton Agnes Hall
The entrance to Burton Agnes Hall

The road back into Burton Agnes
The road back into Burton Agnes