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ES ON FOOT FROM BEVERLEY TO YORK
you might be lucky and find it open. From the
church, head to the centre of the village with its
lovely cottages lining the stream.
9 Go left along the main street and take the first
lane on your right to Kilnwick. Although the route
to the next lovely village is on public roads, they
are very quiet and a pleasure to walk as the terrain
gradually rises as we approach the Wolds.
field, you should discover an exceptionally
well-preserved Second World War pillbox; it is
chastening to think the prospect of German
panzers passing along these lanes in 1940 was
taken so seriously. After a farm lane at Low Parks,
head right to pass alongside the railway line and
the Leconfield base, with a growing sense of
leaving the traffic and busy town behind.
Here, I met a fox stalking ducks, the first of many
wildlife encounters en route.
Pillbox at Carr Road
6 Just before Arram Station, which is one of the
least used in the entire country, the Way heads
over the line, where you should then turn left
through this pleasant hamlet. The route towards
Scorborough is especially nice, running alongside
a series of becks. The path reaches the lane at the
At the junction, go right a little way, then quickly
left to pass alongside the plantation where the
lane heads for Kilnwick. This is one of my favourite
East Riding villages, incredibly tranquil and
surrounded by fine footpaths.
10 Pass the church and on the bend you take the
path on your left that crosses fields and a stream
on its lovely route over to Cawkeld.
The vigilant should discover a surprising lake
through the trees at Cawkeld Sinks, a lovely spot.
Follow the way-marks around the wood, along the
lane to the signed path on your right.
11 The route now leads us around the tiny
settlement of Bracken, let’s hope the new
glamping pods at Bracken Burrows are a success.
Clearly marked paths head north west across
huge open fields, full of hurtling hares when I
passed by, to Oldfield Lane above Bainton - which
you follow down into the village. Walk briefly
alongside the main roads to reach the pleasant
centre on your right, with splendid St. Andrew’s
Church. Do enter if open, it has a wonderful
medieval atmosphere. So, the first 13 miles are
done. You will either need a kind person with a
car to take you home, or check the EYMS and
Acklams schedules as Bainton does have limited
The Minster Way is reasonably well-signed, and
once out of Beverley, walkers should find these
and my directions sufficient.
I would strongly advise, however, that you carry an
up to date OS map and perhaps purchase the fine
guide to the route by Ray Wallis, available via The
April 22nd 2021.
7 Go left down this very quiet lane into
Scorborough, you pass another good WW2
pillbox. The church and beck at Scorborough are
a good place to take in the views and have a rest,
for you have completed the first 5 miles of the
8 Cross the busy A164 with care and follow the
way-marks across a most pleasant mile to the
beautiful village of Lockington. The path towards
the church alongside Bryan Mills Beck, is very
scenic, and the remains of a motte-and-bailey
castle can be seen in trees across the stream.
I had the particular pleasure of seeing two deer
emerge from a hedge here right in front of me.
The church environs are well worth exploring and
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