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Black Mill on Beverley Westwood/Photo by Arnold Underwood/Jan 2010

Beverley Westwood/from a photo by Arnold Underwood/Dec 2010

EAST YORKSHIRE - Beverley (10km/6 miles)

Beverley - Town & country

A short walk for short winter days from the centre of Beverley out into open country and back across the Westwood. There are opportunities to visit both the Minster and St Mary’s Church before adjourning to one of the many pubs or cafés in the town centre

Fact File

Distance 10km/6 miles
Time 2½ hours
Map OS Explorer 293 (Kingston-upon-Hull and Beverley)
Start/Parking Beverley Saturday Market (free parking on Sundays). Numerous other car parks in town centre (pay & display)
Terrain Pavement, field paths and bridleways, which can be muddy in places.
Grade ** Easy
nearest Town Beverley
Refreshments Plenty of pubs and cafés in Beverley.
Toilets In Beverley
Public Transport Beverley is served by East Yorkshire buses from Hull, York, & Bridlington and by Northern Rail trains operating between Hull and Scarborough
Suitable for for all, but care needed in crossing the busy A164 Victoria Road
Stiles 4

Route created using TrackLogs Digital Mapping
Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

  1. (Start) From Saturday Market head south along Toll Gavel to arrive at Wednesday Market. Cross the pedestrian crossing to continue straight down the cobbled Highgate towards Beverley Minster. Spend some time to admire this magnificent building then continue right, round the west end of the Minster to reach Keldgate. Cross with care into Long Lane opposite. Walk for about ½mile following Long Lane until you come to Willow Lane on your right. Go along this lane past a caravan site and through the footpath gate at the end.

  2. (1.6km, 1 mile) Turn left to follow the path along the bottom of Lincoln Way estate. When the path reaches a hedge bounding open country, bear right to continue along the edge of the estate as far as a playing field. Here turn right along the edge of the field into the estate. Bear right to follow the road to its junction with Lincoln Way. Turn left to head south along the pavement of Lincoln Way, past a mini-roundabout then cross over to walk up Shepherd Lane (now a footpath/cycleway) to Victoria Road (A164). Cross to the opposite pavement and continue to head out of town past the entrance to Morrison’s Supermarket. Bear right away from the busy main road to continue along the now truncated Victoria Road. Once past the houses turn right into a lane leading to Butt Farm.

  3. (4.0km, 2½ miles) The farm road bridges the Beverley Bypass and brings you to Butt Farm. The kissing gate opposite the farm has seen better days, so continue past it and bear right down a muddy tractor track through a gateway. Turn left through a footpath gate to walk along a shallow valley passing below pylons to reach a junction with the ‘Beverley 20’ path. Turn right at the sign and head up the field side to reach a stile into an area of trees and bushes which form a tunnel over the path. Walk through this ‘tunnel’, do a left-right zig-zag to reach the Walkington road opposite Broadgate Farm

  4. (5.6km, 3½ miles) Turn right along the pavement re-crossing the bypass. Now cross over the road to walk along a byway alongside the A1079. This lane dips below the level of the bypass and becomes shielded from it by a belt of trees. After passing a copse take the footpath on the right that takes you along the field towards Beverley Westwood. Black Mill can be glimpsed above the trees directly ahead. On reaching the Westwood continue forward and bear right above bushes up towards Black Mill. (Beware of golf balls)

  5. (8.4km, 5¼ miles)From Black Mill head down towards Beverley, keeping left of trees and bushes and roughly parallel with Walkington Road. Ahead will be the rear of Westwood Hospital. Keeping to the right of the hospital will bring you to a footpath to Woodlands Drive and on into Wood Lane bringing you into the centre of town opposite St Mary’s Church, which like the Minster is worth a visit. Turn right to arrive back in Saturday Market.

    Along the Way

    Black Mill is the more obvious of two former windmills on the Westwood - the other is incorporated into the golf course clubhouse. These mills were once used for grinding corn from farms in the surrounding area.

    Beverley is the county town of the East Riding of Yorkshire and has much to interest the visitor. The main attraction is the Minster, but there is also the Priory, North Bar – the one remaining gateway into the old town, St Mary’s Church, and the many pubs!

    Arnold Underwood (Dec 2010)

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