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From: Goodmanham Arms, GoodmanhamTo: Green Dragon, Welton16.7 miles26.9 km638m ascent701m descent
ThumbnailA long day, but with a nice pub at the end. All walkers have a comfortable daily walking distance, usually in the range of 11 to 15 miles or thereabouts, depending on the terrain. Mine is 12 miles, but rises to 16 if the walk ends at a pub, so let's get going. Follow the road east, then turn south on the Wolds Way, still on the road for now. At a junction of roads, head straight on and climb up onto Sancton Wold, conspicuous for its wind farm, with a trig point on top. Descend to the road near North Newbald, then cross another road to enter a beautiful dry valley on the High Hunsley circuit. There's a lovely B & B in North Newbald - The Anvil - and although it's too early to stop here, the owners will pick you up within a reasonable distance, so bear it in mind if you don't want to trek all the way to Welton. Climb up and cross a couple of roads before dropping steeply down through a lovely wood to a disused railway, where our way turns west. Eventually we arrive at the road to South Cave - the walk doesn't visit the village, but the Fox and Coney there does tempt some walkers to divert at this point, and has accommodation too. The Way now gets a bit "fiddly" as it climbs up and down to Brantingham, where once again the path does not actually enter the village. Climb up once again, first on the road and then on a bridleway, and do not miss the right turn at a crossroads. Go past the imposing Wauldby Manor Farm, then it's downhill all the way through the lovely Welton Dale to the village of Welton and the Green Dragon, where you can get beer, food, company and a bed for the night. Well done on a long and surprisingly challenging day, with lots of ups and downs. It's easy going now all the way back to Stainborough, still 6 days away but flat along the Trans Pennine Trail.
Bus LogoGoodmanhamBeer LogoTiger Inn, North Newbald (1 mile): Fox and Coney, South Cave (1.5 miles): Green Dragon, Welton
Train LogoBroughBed LogoThe Anvil, North Newbald: Fox and Coney, South Cave: Green Dragon, Welton: Brough
Car LogoGoodmanham: A1079: North Newbald: B1230: South Cave: Brantingham: WeltonTent Logo
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