York to Beverley
This ride follows National Cycle routes 66 and 1 through Yorkshire. You start on the River Ouse in York and follow National Cycle route 66 through the town towards Dunnington and then onto Stamford Bridge where you cross the River Derwent. The route continues through the countryside on quiet roads passing through Pocklington, Londesborough and Market Weighton before joining National Cycle route 1 for the final stretch into Beverley.
York to Beverley Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
York to Beverley Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
York to Beverley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
York to Beverley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
You could stop in the pretty village of Dunnington and enjoy refreshments at the Cross Keys pub. The pub does very good food and also has a nice outdoor seating area which is the ideal place to relax in on finer days. You can find it on 3 Common Rd at a postcode of YO19 5NG for your sat navs. Here there's also the option of enjoying a stroll in Hagg Wood where there's bluebells and wildlife to see.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
In Pocklington we recommend a walk along the Pocklington Canal and a visit to the very pretty Burnby Hall Gardens. It's a lovely place for an afternoon stroll with landscaped gardens and two lakes. The park is notable for over 100 types of water lilies displayed in the lakes where you can also feed the fish. There's also an ornamental bridge, a Victorian Garden, an Aviary Garden, a newly restored Edwardian Rock Garden, a Stumpery, and a Birch Walk, the latter being the most recent horticultural addition. You can find out about the history of the area in the Stewart Museum. It houses a fascinating collection of artefacts collected by Major Stewart on eight world tours that were undertaken between 1906 and 1926, several of which have been deemed by UNESCO as being of national and international importance. Afterwards visit the cafe where you can enjoy refreshments with a view. You can find the park in the town centre with a postcode of YO42 2QF for your sat navs.
Burnby Hall - Victorian Gardens and Dragonfly Pond