A circular walk around the East Riding of Yorkshire village of Rudston visiting the Rudston Monolith and the countryside to the south east of the village. The pretty village is located just east of the coast near Bridlington. It's well known for it's ancient monolith and adjacent Grade I listed church. There's also nice views of the Gypsey Race, a pretty stream which runs through the village.
The route starts in the village at the ancient monolith which is located in the churchyard of the Norman church. The stone stands at a height of just under 8 metres and dates to the Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age period. It's a photogenic spot which attracts many visitors each year.
From the village you then head south east to visit the woodland of the Zigzag Plantation and the South Side Plantation. There's some nice bridleways around here with good views of the surrounding countryside. You can follow them south past the woodland to the Roman Road before returning on alternative path to create a circular walk.
Rudston PostcodeYO25 4UY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Rudston Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Rudston Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Rudston OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Rudston Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area head east to the coast and try the Bridlington to Flamborough Head Coastal Walk. The trail passes Sewerby Park before coming to the headland where you can look out for a wide variety of sea birds.
If you head south 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.
For more walks in the area see the Yorkshire Wolds Walks page.