Stamford Bridge & Kexby Walk - 4th August

Posted 4/8/2019

On a warm sunny day a decent turnout of 12 adults and 2 children descended on Stamford Bridge for a fairly flat 7 mile circular walk to the outskirts of the village of Kexby and back.

Starting from the free car park close to the river we headed along the riverside path and under the impressive grade 2 listed former railway viaduct which used to carry the York to Beverley railway line before it closed in 1965.

Continuing along the path our route slowly diverged from the river as we made our way to the small picturesque village of Catton. Walking along the main street we passed the Gold Cup Inn where, after a short debate, we opted not to call off due to the forecast of heavy rain and thunderstorms during mid-afternoon.

We left Catton taking a bridleway from Town End Farm which emerged on the main A1079 by the side of Kexby House. Taking a short walk westwards along the main road we crossed the river and immediately picked up the Minster Way route which runs alongside the opposite bank of the river.

A short way along this path it opened out on a field where we stopped for lunch before continuing along the Minster Way back to Stamford Bridge where we completed our walk with a drink at the New Inn pub – just as it started to rain!

Well done to the 14 people who completed this walk, especially young Oliver Powell who managed brilliantly to complete the distance – with a bit of help from Dad!