B Walk 08-Mar-2020
Leader: Dave & Lynn
Distance (miles): 8.00
Ascent (feet): 528
The Yorkshire Wolds-Market Weighton-Londesbrough(Park) - Goodmanham – Market Weighton
Yorkshire Wolds Way Pt 2
A circular walk taking in some fine Wolds scenery. The walk starts in the market town of Market Weighton, famous as the birthplace of Britain’s tallest man, William Bradley who was 7 feet 9 inches tall and weighed 27 stone! A statue of him stands in the centre of his hometown. We cross fields and follow tracks to the village of Londesborough passing close to the pretty Norman church of All Saints. Londesborough was once the location of Londesborough Hall, the hall was demolished in 1818, the park remains (and we walk through it) but one can only imagine how grand it once was. We may however catch sight of a deer or two.
Passing over more fields we reach the village of Goodmanham and The Goodmanham Arms, a fine pub, full of character and home of the All Hallows Brewery. There is also a café,- the Fiddle Drill in the village. Suitably refreshed, we make our way back to Market Weighton along one of the disused railway lines closed in the ”Beeching Era”.