GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hudson Way - Beverley to Market Weighton Rail Trail

10 miles (16 km)

This shared cycling and walking route runs along a disused railway path from Beverley to Market Weighton in East Riding of Yorkshire.
The multi user route follows the flat easy path for a distance of about 10 miles. Along the way you'll pass old bridges and stations with some pleasant country views to enjoy too.
The route starts off on the western side of Beverley and heads west, passing the medieval village of Raventhorpe and Cherry Burton. You continue through the pretty Etton Wold, passing the village of Goodmanham before finishing at Market Weighton.
You can extend your exploration of disused railways by continuing west to pick up the Bubwith Rail Trail. The trail starts just over 2 miles west of Market Weighton and will take you to Holme-on-Spalding-Moor and the village of Bubwith.

Postcode

HU17 9GE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hudson Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hudson Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route runs alongside the trail. The 143 mile circular ride takes you on a tour of some of the AONB's highlights.

Photos

Hudson Way near Beverley - geograph.org.uk - 59969

Near Beverley. The Hudson Way is the old Beverley to York Railway line - closed in the Beeching cuts. This bridge is where the A164 to Leconfield crosses the path.

Dismantled railway now a path at Kiplingcotes station (geograph 4923036)

Dismantled railway now a path at Kiplingcotes station. The buildings are used by a pine furniture maker, sells drinks and sweets, a large car park and picnic tables.

The Hudson Way - geograph.org.uk - 813846

Looking along the former York to Beverley railway, now Sustrans cycle route 66. This is looking as though travelling to York. Ahead the lane coming left right goes to Wallis Grange.

Kiplingcotes Signal Box - geograph.org.uk - 1436520

Kiplingcotes Signal Box. This shows the disused signal box at Kiplingcotes station along the old Market Weighton to Beverley railway line. The station was built in 1864 especially for Lord Hotham of nearby Dalton Hall, and to serve some remote farms. The restored signal box now serves as an information centre and much of the path is designated as a linear nature reserve.

Near Goodmanham - geograph.org.uk - 32311

Near Goodmanham. Along this minor road, hay meadows exist squeezed in between the road and railway making use of every inch of land.

Hudson way crossing a lane - geograph.org.uk - 813836

The trail crossing a lane near Etton. There would once have been a bridge to carry the railway across the lane to Wallis Grange, now cyclists and walkers get a trip down and up to cross the road.

Goodmanham Dale - geograph.org.uk - 825653

Goodmanham Dale. 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.

The Hudson Way - geograph.org.uk - 544576

The western end of the trail, near Market Weighton, has an abundance of wild flowers which are at their best mid June to mid July. The photograph also shows a road bridge carrying a c-road across the disused line. The whole of the walk from Weighton to Beverley is a delightful leg-stretch.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Hudson Way.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)