Huggate and Fridaythorpe Walk
This circular walk from the East Riding village of Huggate visits the neighbouring village of Fridaythorpe using a section of the Yorkshire Wolds Way and other public footpaths.
Huggate is notable as the highest village on the Yorkshire Wolds at around 558 feet (170 metres) above sea level. It's a pretty area with some lovely rolling countryside and quaint little villages to admire. From the high points on the route there are some splendid, far reaching views to enjoy.
Start the walk from the village where you can pick up the Wolds Way and follow the waymarked trail north. It will take you through the attractive Holm Dale to Fridaythorpe. The village has a pretty duck pond a Grade I listed Church which is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.
You then head west towards Thixendale, turning south at Gill's Farm. The route then follows other country lanes and trails south east to Huggate Wold before returning to the village.
PostcodeYO42 1YH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Huggate Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Huggate Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Huggate OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Huggate Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to the Wolds Inn in Huggate for some post walk refreshments. They do very good food and also have a nice beer garden for warmer days. You can find the inn on Driffield Rd with a postcode of YO42 1YH for your sat navs. If you need to stay over they also provide good quality accommodation.
The country trails on the route make for a lovely dog walk. The Wolds Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Near the northern section of the route you can take a small detour to vist the village of Thixendale. Near here you can enjoy some beautiful rolling countryside and also pay a visit to the fascinating medieval village of Wharram Percy.
Also nearby are the delightful Burnby Hall Gardens in Pocklington. This picturesque, landscaped attraction features over 100 types of water lilies in two pretty lakes. In the town you can also enjoy a walk along the Pocklington Canal.
The Minster Way also runs through the area. You could pick this up and head south west to visit Millington Woods.
If you head east of the village you can visit the market town of Driffield and try the Driffield Canal Walk which takes you along the recently restored waterway.
To the south there's the Market Weighton Circular Walk, Market Weighton Canal and the Goodmanham Walk to try.
Just to the west is Bishop Wilton. The neighbouring village includes a Grade I listed medieval church and the highest point in the Wolds at the nearby Garrowby Hill.
For more walks in the area see the Yorkshire Wolds Walks page.