Stamford Bridge Walks
This historic village is located in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It includes an ancient Ford on the River Derwent, a noteworthy old viaduct, an 18th century mill and the site of a significant 11th century battle.
This circular walk from the village visits the site of the Battle of Stamford Bridge before a riverside stroll along the River Derwent.
The walk starts in the village where you can pick up the Minster Way and follow the waymarked footpath south east towards Battle Flat the site of the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. Although Harold Godwinson repelled these Norwegian invaders, his army was defeated by the Normans at Hastings less than three weeks later.
Near Winchmore the route turns west to follow pleasant country lanes to High and Low Catton. Here you turn north to Smackdam Bridge and the viaduct before picking up a riverside path to take you back into the village.
PostcodeYO41 1AX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Stamford Bridge Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Stamford Bridge Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Stamford Bridge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Stamford Bridge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Walks near Stamford Bridge
- Minster Way - This splendid walk runs between the well known minsters at Beverley and York, visiting Arram, Scorborough, North Dalton, Lockington, Millington, Great Givendale, Bishop Wilton, Full Sutton, Stamford Bridge, Kexby and Fulford
- York River Walk - Enjoy an easy stroll along the River Ouse on this waterside circular walk through York
- York Walls Walk - This walk takes you around the city walls in the historic city of York
- Foss Walk - Follow the River Foss, from the historic city of York to Easingwold, on this lovely riverside walk through Yorkshire
- Ebor Way - Follow the Ebor Way from Helmsley to Ilkley on this walk through Yorkshire
- York to Selby - This lovely cycle and walk route starts on the banks of the River Ouse in the city of York and follows the Trans Pennine Trail and the York to Selby Railway Path south to Selby.
The mostly flat, off road route is ideal for a relaxing afternoon's cycling or walking and has views of York racecourse and the River Ouse
- York to Bishopthorpe - This is a popular riverside walk from the centre of York to the nearby village of Bishopthorpe
- Naburn Locks - This walk visits the pretty Naburn Locks on the River Ouse, just south of the city of York.
- Wheldrake Woods - These pretty woods near York have some lovely peaceful walking trails to try.
- Bishop Wilton - This pretty little village in the East Riding of Yorkshire is a pleasant place to start a walk into the Yorkshire Wolds
- Millington Woods - Visit these delightful woods in the Yorkshire Wolds on this short walk near Pocklington
- Hagg Wood - Visit these bluebell woods in Dunnington and enjoy a series of peaceful woodland walking trails through the attractive coniferous woodland
The Three Cups is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. The pub sits on a site said to have been a camp for soldiers waiting to take part in the 1066 battle. They serve good food and have a nice garden area for warmer days. You can find them on York Road with postcode YO41 1AX.
The country trails make for a fine dog walk and The Three Cups mentioned above is also very dog friendly with water and treats available.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Wolds Walks page.