Garton Wold

Garton Wold

East Yorkshire

Route: Garton Wold

Area: East Yorkshire

Date of walk: 26th June 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 14.5 miles

Ascent; 600 feet

I parked on Garton Hill by the Sir Tatton Sykes Monument. From here there are views for miles over the surrounding countryside, even though the hill is only about 500 feet above sea level

I headed off north east along a chalk road, and eventually came to a secluded valley. I walked along the valley bottom to the deserted church at Cottam

I then walked along quiet country lanes, bridleways and footpaths, all of which were deserted and I didn’t see another walker all day

There were glimpses of the Monument in the distance from several places along the route, and I eventually made it back there after about 5 hours walking

It was a morning well spent exploring the lovely countryside in this part of East Yorkshire

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