North from Howden

North from Howden

North from Howden

6 Comments on North from Howden

North from Howden

Distance: 5 miles

Duration: 2½ hours

Level of walk:Medium View Walks Key

Weather Forecast

Howden Weather
8°
clear sky
humidity: 93%
wind: 2m/s SE
H 14 • L 13
18°
Tue
12°
Wed
13°
Thu
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Why you should do this walk…

TEMPORARY CLOSURE NOTICE SUMMER 2018: The footpath near to Waypoint 1 on this walk is currently closed whilst new housing is being constructed, meaning this walk is not currently passable.

A 5 mile circular walk from the market town of Howden in East Yorkshire. This is a great romp through wide open spaces that lets you and your pooch enjoy a real sense of freedom and tranquillity. It’s a relatively level route on green paths and along arable fields, where well-behaved dogs can be off-lead for most of the time – and there are no stiles to be climbed. There is also chance to explore the bustling market town of Howden and its historic Minster.

 

Dog friendly?…

The route is relatively flat, with just some gentle slopes. It follows grass and green unmade paths alongside arable fields and so can get muddy at times. There are no stiles or kissing gates on route, but you will need to negotiate a couple of narrow footbridges. You will not be sharing any of the paths with livestock. 

 

Walk map

 

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How can I follow this walk?…

This walk is available on the iFootpath App or to print the Penistone Line: North from Howdenwalk please visit iFootpath. Or use this link to open the North from Howden walk on the iFootpath App.

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6 Comments

  1. Rebecca Hunter  - 02/06/2013 - 2:43 pm
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    We’ve just returned home after completing this walk today, and the weather was perfect for it! Despite being from nearby Goole, I’d never come across this walk before, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very peaceful, and we saw (and heard) a great deal of wildlife. (Our dog, Lotty, enjoyed herself too!)

    The directions for the walk were very clear and easy to follow. Thank you very much for sharing.

    • corina  - 02/06/2013 - 8:35 pm
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      Thanks – yours is the first comment on this walk. Really pleased you liked it. We thought it was a bit of a gem really and hadn’t explored the area until we did this walk. 🙂

  2. Christine Booth  - 01/03/2014 - 3:42 pm
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    Thoroughly enjoyed this today. Perfect sunny day with a crisp air saw 3 deer and no other person or dog. Took us approx. 2.5 hours and we sat in Market Square after with sandwiches will definitely be looking at these more often. Directions were crystal clear.
    Thankyou

  3. Bryan  - 02/04/2014 - 2:58 pm
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    Just done this walk or at least something that resembled it. We got as far as step 5 and reached the railway line. From there we got confused with the instructions and didn’t know whether to cross the railway line or not. Instead we followed the line up to the left and reached a road. From there we couldn’t figure out where to go so turned back. An idea on where we went wrong would be nice and also suggest clarifying it in the guide. Other than that was a nice walk. Thank you.

  4. Carrie, Gareth and Peanut  - 02/03/2015 - 5:09 pm
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    We are new to this site and have tried a couple of the walks. I was particularly impressed with this one as even on a Saturday morning, the whole time it took we only saw one other couple with their dog so it was great to be able to let Peanut off his lead and not have to worry about him getting distracted! We followed the route exactly with no problems and found that it took the time indicated. The start was quite muddy but it soon opened out and there are lots of wide open spaces so you can see in all directions, useful with a boisterous puppy who, though good off the lead when it’s quiet, can’t resist running off to play with other dogs whether they like it or not. I imagine it would be busier in the summer but a great local walk for us and one we’ll be using again.

  5. Carrie, Gareth and Peanut  - 02/03/2015 - 5:09 pm
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    We are new to this site and have tried a couple of the walks. I was particularly impressed with this one as even on a Saturday morning, the whole time it took we only saw one other couple with their dog so it was great to be able to let Peanut off his lead and not have to worry about him getting distracted! We followed the route exactly with no problems and found that it took the time indicated. The start was quite muddy but it soon opened out and there are lots of wide open spaces so you can see in all directions, useful with a boisterous puppy who, though good off the lead when it’s quiet, can’t resist running off to play with other dogs whether they like it or not. I imagine it would be busier in the summer but a great local walk for us and one we’ll be using again.

  6. Yvonne Moir  - 26/10/2015 - 2:09 pm
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    Did this walk yesterday (25.10.15) beautiful day and really lovely walk up to point 5 where we also went wrong. Think it is slightly confusing as, having gone the wrong way now, we can see you need to follow the track across the field rather than along the edge by the hedge line. If possible would be good to clarify that for those of us who obviously struggle with instructions lol.
    The detour added 4 miles to the route overall and our 12yr old Akita was struggling a bit at the end, our two boys had a ball tho and were off lead for nearly all the walk. As we live in Gilberdyke think this will become a regular for us (following the right path tho!) Thank you for sharing this 🙂

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Walking on mostly flat terrain, little walking up hill and few styles or dry stone walls to negotiate. Distance from 1 to 5 miles.

Some walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, negotiating dry stone walls. Distance from 3 to 6 miles.

A lot of walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, and some scrambling up rocks. Distance from 6 miles upwards.

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