Yorkshire Wolds Way Stage 2 - 11th August

Posted 11/8/2019

A small group of 5 adults completed our second stage of the Yorkshire Wolds Way today from South Cave to Towthorpe Corner Picnic site, a distance of 13.05 miles.

After meeting up at the Wolds Way Café next to the picnic area the positive of having a small group was that we only needed to take one car to the start point of Little Wold Lane at South Cave in order to transport all our walkers.

Leaving the car we had a short walk along the main road before we turned left onto the Yorkshire Wolds Way just after the last building on the road. We followed this as we climbed through Little Wold Plantation and then dropped down through Comber Dale.

Another ascent followed as we crossed and then walked alongside the former Hull to Barnsley railway line and then climbed through East Dale. After a while we dropped down through Swin Dale before a gradual ascent of Newbald Wold saw us stop for a lunch break.

As we passed the Sober Hill Wind Farm we passed an adjacent trig point to gradually descend Hessleskew Lane  as we made our way to Goodmanham. Unfortunately, this saw us have to climb once again but once we reached the village we opted for a stop at the licensed Fiddle Drill café for beer/coffee/tea and, of course, cake!

After leaving the café we had a short gentle ascent back to Towthorpe Corner Picnic site from where our driver to the start point was taken to collect his car.

Well done to the five who completed this walk. Thankfully, barring one short rain shower, the weather held up and was quite accommodating for walking with a slightly cooling breeze at times.

Stamford Bridge & Kexby Walk - 4th August

Posted 4/8/2019

On a warm sunny day a decent turnout of 12 adults and 2 children descended on Stamford Bridge for a fairly flat 7 mile circular walk to the outskirts of the village of Kexby and back.

Starting from the free car park close to the river we headed along the riverside path and under the impressive grade 2 listed former railway viaduct which used to carry the York to Beverley railway line before it closed in 1965.

Continuing along the path our route slowly diverged from the river as we made our way to the small picturesque village of Catton. Walking along the main street we passed the Gold Cup Inn where, after a short debate, we opted not to call off due to the forecast of heavy rain and thunderstorms during mid-afternoon.

We left Catton taking a bridleway from Town End Farm which emerged on the main A1079 by the side of Kexby House. Taking a short walk westwards along the main road we crossed the river and immediately picked up the Minster Way route which runs alongside the opposite bank of the river.

A short way along this path it opened out on a field where we stopped for lunch before continuing along the Minster Way back to Stamford Bridge where we completed our walk with a drink at the New Inn pub – just as it started to rain!

Well done to the 14 people who completed this walk, especially young Oliver Powell who managed brilliantly to complete the distance – with a bit of help from Dad!  

Stamford Bridge Walk Postcode Correction

Posted 2/8/2019

For those due to take part in the Stamford Bridge & Kexby walk on Sunday note that there was an error in the postcode stated for the start point of the New Inn at Stamford Bridge.

The actual postcode is YO41 1AF, not YO31 1AF as previously stated. This has now been updated on the Events page.

Sorry for any inconvenience

Wentworth & Scholes Circular Walk - 28th July

Posted 29/7/2019

Starting at the car park in the centre of Wentworth, we headed to the entrance of the Wentworth Woodhouse estate, passing the house (now donned in scaffolding) on the right hand side.

We continued down towards the Dog Kennel pond where ‘Jasper’ decided the aptly name waters suitable to join the ducks for a swim.

We then headed up the other side, walking on the Rotherham Roundwalk path, passing through the woods up to Scholes where we stopped for lunch at the Bay Horse pub.

From there we walked through the pretty village of Scholes and through a field with a friendly Highland cow. Once at the bottom, we headed back up the other side towards the Lodge and Wentworth Garden Centre.

We then walked on the lane to Wentworth Church returning on the main road through Wentworth and back to the car park, finally ending at The Rockingham Arms to quench our thirst having walked 5.62 miles.

Despite the grim forecast we ended with a good attendance of 16 adults, 3 children and 3 dogs and we extend a warm welcome to our newcomer Donna and hope she enjoyed her first walk with us.

Burghwallis & Skellow Evening Walk - 23rd July

Posted 26/7/2019

On Tuesday evening a modest group of 9 adults and 1 child braved the sweltering heat to complete our 4.2 mile Burghwallis & Skellow Two Estates Walk.

Starting from outside Owston Park Primary School took us from Skellow Cross through a lightly wooded area which offered some grateful shade from the overhead sun. We then continued past North Quarry Plantation and Garden Plantation to the small, picturesque village of Owston.

After bearing left at the church we followed Stockbridge Lane to its junction with Sutton Road and, after passing The Owston pub, we then took the long minor road, The Abbe’s Walk, which took us past Squirrel Wood and to the village of Burghwallis.

Walking through the village we passed the former manor house, which became a convent and later St Anne’s Nursing home, and the war memorial before turning left down Stony Croft Lane which we followed back to Skellow Cross and our start point.

Well done to the ten people who completed the walk in the exceptionally hot conditions.


Haw Park Woods Walk and Junior Presentation - 14th July

Posted 14/7/2019

A modest party of 9 - five adults and four juniors - commenced our walk from the familiar surroundings of Anglers Country Park.  In a walk of varied terrain, we firstly skirted between Cold Hiendley and Wintersett reservoirs, before taking a narrow course through a crop field into Cold Hiendley village.  The bridleway we have previously taken from here was completely obliterated by nettles, necessitating a bit of roadside walking before we picked up a further track through crops to join the Barnsley Boundary path,  This also was somewhat overgrown but just about traversible, bringing us out on Navvy Lane, which we followed for the short distance into Old Royston.

Here we picked up the Trans Pennine Trail, firstly in a deep cutting alongside the bright green waters of the disused Barnsley Canal, which nature has reclaimed in spectacular fashion, before a busy road crossing and a track across the reservoir end and into Haw Park Woods.

Taking the broad track past Fox Well to the timber yard, we hit the familiar path back Anglers Country Park, this last stretch being a reverse of the beginning of our last walk here.  On return to our start point, we were met by our Chairman, David Kirk, for presentations to our junior walkers.  There was a plaque and certificate for Maya and plaques, certificates and trophies for our top three walkers from last season - Oliver, Jack and Rhys.

As Jack and indeed his mum Kasia had completed 100 miles last season - the first season they have achieved this feat - they both received their customary shirts. A trip to the ice cream van and outdoor play area then made for a fine end to a fine day's walking.  Thanks as ever to those who attended today, for your continuing support of group activities.

Ulley Evening Walk -July 10th

Posted 10/7/2019

A great start to DVWG’s 2019/20 season tonight with a stroll around Ulley.

Starting from the Royal Oak following a Rotherham MBC Doorstep Walk, we crossed field paths to reach Morthen Brook following it through woodland to Ulley Reservoir.

Upon reaching the dam wall we were treated to an open view of the reservoir where the local sailing club were training, we walked alongside the reservoir to enter Ulley Country Park.

We re-traced our steps to complete this rather warm 3.6 miles evening stroll before enjoying a well earned drink in the Royal Oak.

Well done to the ten adults and one junior who attended. A big hello and welcome goes out to Joanne Jubb who walked with DVWG for the first time tonight.