Yorkshire Wolds Way Stage 2 - 11th August

Posted 11/8/2019

A small group of 5 adults completed our second stage of the Yorkshire Wolds Way today from South Cave to Towthorpe Corner Picnic site, a distance of 13.05 miles.

After meeting up at the Wolds Way Café next to the picnic area the positive of having a small group was that we only needed to take one car to the start point of Little Wold Lane at South Cave in order to transport all our walkers.

Leaving the car we had a short walk along the main road before we turned left onto the Yorkshire Wolds Way just after the last building on the road. We followed this as we climbed through Little Wold Plantation and then dropped down through Comber Dale.

Another ascent followed as we crossed and then walked alongside the former Hull to Barnsley railway line and then climbed through East Dale. After a while we dropped down through Swin Dale before a gradual ascent of Newbald Wold saw us stop for a lunch break.

As we passed the Sober Hill Wind Farm we passed an adjacent trig point to gradually descend Hessleskew Lane  as we made our way to Goodmanham. Unfortunately, this saw us have to climb once again but once we reached the village we opted for a stop at the licensed Fiddle Drill café for beer/coffee/tea and, of course, cake!

After leaving the café we had a short gentle ascent back to Towthorpe Corner Picnic site from where our driver to the start point was taken to collect his car.

Well done to the five who completed this walk. Thankfully, barring one short rain shower, the weather held up and was quite accommodating for walking with a slightly cooling breeze at times.