GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Welton Dale

5 miles (8 km)

A circular walk around Welton Dale in East Riding of Yorkshire. The walk makes use of the Yorkshire Wolds Way and Beverley Twenty to create a circular walk around the village and its associated dale.
The walk starts in the pretty village of Welton which lies at the southern end of the dale. From here you can pick up the Wolds Way and follow the waymarked path north past the mill pond and through the dale. It's a very picturesque area with attractive woodland and lots of flora and fauna to see.
After a while you come out of the woodland and into the countryside where you'll pass Wauldby Dam before arriving at Turtle Hill. You could branch of to the west here and visit Brantingham but this trail turns round to return to the woods and pick up the Beverley Twenty. It will take you past Welton Wold Farm and the Welton Wold Plantation before returning to the village.

Welton Dale OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Welton Dale Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


After the walk head to the Green Dragon in the village. The historic pub is set in a 17th Century coaching inn and is said to have been a favourite haunt of highwayman Dick Turpin. There's a good menu and a nice outdoor seating area with views over the quaint village green. You can find the pub at Cowgate with a postcode of HU15 1NB for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland and country trails on the walk are ideal for dog walking. The Green Dragon mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Welton is located close to Hessle and the River Humber. To continue your walking you could follow the Beverley Twenty and the Trans Pennine Trail to Humber Bridge Country Park. Here you can enjoy the parkland before climbing up to Humber Bridge and walking across the river on the iconic structure.
In Hessle you can also pick up the popular Hessle Foreshore Walk and follow the trail east to Hull.
The South Cave circular walk starts from the nearby village and visits Welton Dale. It will also take you to Brantinghmam, Cave Wold and Great Wold with some lovely rolling countryside to enjoy.
Just a few miles to the north east you'll find the worthy villages of Cottingham and Skidby. The main attraction here is the Grade II listed Skidby Mill which dates back to 1821. The working mill includes an interesting museum and a fine restaurant with a landscaped garden.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Wolds Walks page.
For more walks in the area see the Yorkshire Wolds Walks page.


Welton Garth, Welton - - 535093

Welton Garth,East Riding of Yorkshire. Pevsner says "In the early 1830s John Smith, a Hull merchant, acquired a block of adjoining cottages which were partially rebuilt to make one house. The joins still show. Pretty trellised porch.".

Welton Dale Mill Pond - - 1380014

Welton Dale Mill Pond

Welton Mill - - 283517

Welton Mill

The Lake - - 578794

The Lake,Welton,East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The watercourse was created by springs which rise from the chalk rocks of the Yorkshire Wolds. Further downstream is the old watermill. The conifers on the opposite hillside are a recent (post WWII) introduction. This standing water here is generated by sluices about 500 metres south. The platform was being used by the local ducks for sunbathing!

Lower Welton Dale - - 565138

Lower Welton Dale

The path through Dale Plantation - - 565123

The path through Dale Plantation

Wauldby Dam - - 624324

Wauldby Dam. Looking west across the small lake called Wauldby Dam towards the chapel and farmhouse at Wauldby Manor Farm. Wauldby was a chapelry and township until 1866 and a civil parish until 1st April 1935 when it became part of Welton. Some of the 19th century farm buildings have recently been turned into luxury accommodation.

Approaching Turtle Hill - - 1368461

Approaching Turtle Hill

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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