Footpaths Maintained by Market Weighton Town Council
1. Towthorpe Footpath. From the West side of the former bridge on York Road leading North across the former York to Market Weighton railway to Towthorpe Lane at a point south of Towthorpe Farm.
2. The Monkey Run. From North of the former level crossing on Londesborough Road, leads East behind the former station then North to Goodmanham Road.
3. Mutton Footpath. From the North end of Springdale Road leads North across the railway junction of Driffield and Beverley lines and then North East along the West side of Driffield line then under the railway to join Red Lane near the junction with Goodmanham Road at Old Mill House.
4. From Scotts Croft leads South West along the East side of Weighton Beck to River Lane almost opposite river Head Farm.
5. From South West side of River Lane at River head along South East bank of Market Weighton canal to the Holme on Spalding Moor Parish boundary.
6. Common Footpath. From South end of Hawling Road leads South to River Lane.
7. From the junction of Humber Street and Wold Road leads South to the South Cave road at Gaufer Hill.
8. Station Parade. From Londesborough Road, North of the Church leads South to Market Place opposite Holme Road.
9. From Goodmanham Parish boundary North of Arras Reservoir leads South East to Arras.
10. From York - Beverley Road East of entrance to Arras Reservoir leads South to the Sancton Parish boundary and joins Footpath One.
11. From Market Weighton - Cliff Road South of Crossfield Farm leads East then South to Sancton Parish boundary joining Footpath Seven.
12. From Goodmanham Parish boundary on Footpath Seven leads West along the disused railway line to junction with Footpath Three.
Walkers are Welcome
Since March 2008 walkers are welcome - Market Weighton have been encouraging walkers to use out town as a start point for walks. Bringing walkers here encourages them to use the facilities for refreshment and convenience shopping. This year we shall celebrate our 5th birthday in June.
Health professionals say that walking can improve health, fitness and general well-being. Such exercise can also help prevent certain illnesses such as heart disease, some cancers and diabetes, and can even improve confidence and reduce stress. People who take part in health walks find they make new friends too.
Our 1 1/2 hour, easy walks are held every Wednesday, except between Christmas and New Year. Just turn up at St John’s Church, near the Bradley statue at 09.45 and find out what it’s all about. Try a walk and have a cup of tea/coffee and toast in the church afterwards. Have a chat with our friends who have achieved better health and fitness the easy way.
And there’s more! Once a month we have a Friday walk, often further afield, for those who want to stretch their legs by walking 6 -10 miles, taking a packed lunch for a picnic along the way. Other walks may be held from time to time. Look out for the Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoor Festival later in September. All details will be shown on our website nearer the time.
We also hold various social events during the year, such as supper walks, social evenings, barn dances, barbecues and Christmas lunches, all in local venues. Come on, give it a try.
For further information contact Rob Lundie on 07931 922365, or David Battams, 07975 55413
Walkers are Welcome Website: www.walkersarewelcome.org.uk
Market Weighton Walkers are Welcome Website: www.weightonwalkers.org.uk
Walking, Cycling and Riding
Because of Market Weighton's position at the edge of the Wolds, it is within easy reach of the many public footpaths and rights of way to be found in the East Riding of Yorkshire. These include two long distance footpaths, the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Minster Way, and the shorter Hudson Way. The National Cycle Network - Route 66 also passes through the town.
With almost 1,000 miles (over 1500 km) of public rights of way in the East Riding this complex web of footpaths, bridleway's and byways is available for public enjoyment. It offers the most significant opportunity for relaxation and makes a major contribution to health and welfare through healthy recreation and exercise.
Visit the East Riding of Yorkshire Council's W@lking the Riding for further details.
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - Website: www.wildlifetrusts.org