Welton Dale

Route: Welton Dale

Area: East Yorkshire

Date of walk: 28th February 2018

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 4.7 miles

Weather: Bright, snow on the ground, bitterly cold 

We’d planned to travel a bit further afield today, but the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ (I prefer to call it ‘winter’) had delivered a cold weather snap and a dumping of snow made driving conditions tricky, so we drove over to the pretty village of Welton and parked opposite the Green Dragon pub, to which we’d return later. 

We walked past St Helen’s Church, set in an idyllic position, and then past the old mill pond to join the Yorkshire Wolds Way. This took us along Welton Dale which gradually rises to Welton Top. After passing by the mausoleum there was a short but quiet road section which we left at a bend in the road to join the High Hunsley Circuit

Just before Elloughton Dale we branched off to the left and descended down Elloughton Wold, with some extensive views over the River Humber ahead of us. At the bottom of the wold we arrived at the road leading back into Welton, which afforded more good views over the Humber on our right as we went along. When we arrived back in the village it was lunchtime, giving us a good excuse to visit the excellent Green Dragon

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