GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Goodmanham Walk

7 miles (11 km)

A circular walk from the Wolds settlement of Goodmanham exploring the countryside to the east of the village. The route uses sections of the waymarked Yorkshire Wolds Way and Hudson Way which run through the area. You'll visit attractive wolds and dales with a visit to a chalk pit nature reserve as well.
The walk starts in the village where you can pick up the Yorkshire Wolds Way.
Follow the waymarked trail south east and it will take you over the Mill Beck and towards the Arras Cottages. Here you leave the trail to pick up Kiplingcotes Lane and follow it north to Goodmanham Dale and Ridge Hill.
The route then turns west to follow a trail through Goodmanham Wold to the Kiplingcotes Chalk Pit which is now a nature reserve. This section passes along the Hudson Way, a shared cycling and walking footpath running along a disused railway line.
From the chalk pit you continue west along country lanes to return you to the village.

Goodmanham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Goodmanham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head to The Goodmanham Arms for some post walk refreshments. It's a friendly place with a good menu and a lovely outdoor area to relax in if the weather is good. You can find the pub on Main Street, with a postcode of YO43 3JA.

Dog Walking

The country paths are ideal for a dog walk and the Goodmanham Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The village is located just to the east of Market Weighton where you can try the Market Weighton Circular Walk or enjoy a waterside stroll on the Market Weighton Canal Walk.
Head north and you can try the circular Huggate Walk which visits the village of Fridaythorpe and the pretty Huggate Wold.
To the south there's nice trails around South Cave, Brantingham and the lovely Welton Dale.
Head a few miles south west and you'll find North Cliffe Woods. The bluebell woods are a pleasant place for a peaceful stroll with lots of interesting flora and fauna to see.
For more walks in the area see the Yorkshire Wolds Walks page.


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Looking east-southeast towards Goodmanham village from the public footpath east of Stonegraves, with All Hallows Church in the centre of the photograph. Up until the 7th century A.D. the village of Goodmanham was home to the high shrine of Northumbria - a great temple of Woden, father of the gods. Upon the conversion of King Edwin of Northumbria to the Christian faith in 627 A.D. the temple was destroyed by the high priest Coifi, an event which is related by St. Bede in his History of the English Speaking Peoples (Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum). The sacking of the temple is also pictured in a stained glass window in the 12th century Norman church.

The Goodmanham Arms, Goodmanham - - 1432133

The Goodmanham Arms is a traditional family public house located along Main Street

Goodmanham Wold - - 267841

Goodmanham Wold. With Springwell Field in the distance.

Goodmanham Dale - - 739714

Goodmanham Dale,Goodmanham,East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Melt water on the road between Rifle Butts Quarry and Kiplingcotes Chalk Pit, east of Goodmanham, on an unusually snowy Easter weekend.

Near Goodmanham - - 32311

Alongside the disused railway that now forms part of the national cycle network. The route runs from Market Weighton into Beverley along the old York to Beverley line. Along this minor road, hay meadows exist squeezed in between the road and railway making use of every inch of land.

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The Hudson Way (Cycle Path / Footpath) was designed to use the gradients of the Yorkshire Wolds in the most effective manner. The track rose along the northern side of Goodmanham Dale and crosses the road from Goodmanham Village toSouth Daltonvia the bridge from which this photograph was taken looking southwest. Note the ancient earthwork above the road in the valley bottom. The building on the skyline is Goodmanham Lodge.

Kiplingcotes chalk pit - - 370645

Kiplingcotes chalk pit. At one time this path into the pit would presumably have had a siding from the railway on it. This is now a nature reserve. Chalk was quarried here 1860-1902.

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Arras Cottages


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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