Sunday 03 June 2018 : Market Weighton to Millington
- 10 Miles
- Start Time
- Market Weighton to Millington Map of meeting point
- Alan Hague
Meeting Point: 10:00 Car parking area on Swineridge Lane, close to Millington Church. The postcode of the church is YO42 1TX. There is no church service on the first Sunday of the month.
Public Transport: There is no public transport to Millington. The X46/X47 Hull - York bus service serves Market Weighton, however the first bus from York does not reach Market Weighton in time on Sunday. From Hull it would be possible to get the 8.50, arriving in Market Weighton at 9.54. (See www.eyms.co.uk for timetable).
Parking: Please see above. Then driving as few cars as possible to Market Weighton to begin the linear walk.
Description: Setting out from Market Weighton you will soon enter the impressive and most attractive landscaped surroundings of Londesborough Park. Approaching the village you will see signs of the original Hall long since demolished. Previous owners included the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Over Londesborough Wold, to the east of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, is the course of the oldest horse race in England, the Kiplingcotes Derby, first recorded over 450 years ago.
This is a great section of the trail to see Red Kite circling near their roosts. From Londesborough the Yorkshire Wolds Way heads north, towards Nunburnholme. The rector of the church here between 1854 and 1893 was Frances Orpen Morris. A pioneer of nature conservation in Victorian times, he published the six volume "A History of British Birds". Continuing north the Yorkshire Wolds Way passes near Pocklington and Kilnwick Percy Hall. The Hall, now the Madhyamaka Buddhist Centre, offers retreats and has a cafÃ© and accommodation open to all.
Now the route climbs above Warren Dale to the higher ground above Millington. The views from here are wide and expansive across Millington, on a clear day you might see York Minster and the White Horse of Kilburn.
(The above is taken from nationaltrail.co.uk website. There will be a lunch break during the walk so we can eat our packed lunches. On reaching Millington, we will head to the Ramblers Rest tearoom).