Millington Pasture

Millington Pasture

Route: Millington Pasture

Area:  East Yorkshire

Date of walk: 9th June 2022

Walkers: Andrew 

Distance: 3.7 miles

Ascent: 500 feet

Weather: Mixed sun and cloud

Millington Pasture is an area of special scientific interest and is a system of dry chalk valleys in the East Yorkshire Wolds. The grassland slopes are grazed by sheep and highland cattle and are crossed by sheep tracks, ancient Roman roads and long distance paths 

I parked in the free car park at Millington Wood Nature Reserve. Millington Wood is one of the few remaining wooded dales in the Wolds and is worth a visit in its own right. Time permitting, this walk could be extended to include a loop of the ancient wood, home to some rare wildlife and plants. My route lay the other way and so I walked out of the car park and turned left onto the road. I then went through a gate on the left and climbed up the bridleway to the second gate. Instead of going through the gate, I turned right and followed the fence line along the edge of Millington Pasture to Allison Nab.  The path is not shown on the OS maps as a public footpath. It’s faint and little used but, once located, navigation is straightforward and consists of keeping the fence on the left. There were lovely views down into Millington Dale as I followed the contour line around the top of the dale

I followed the path beside the fence down into Scoar Dale, turning right at the bottom and from there walked along the valley floor to join the quiet road along Millington Dale. There were several buzzards and red kites in the skies above, circling the dales in search of prey. I followed the quiet road for a short distance before turning off to join a chalk track which is part of three long distance walks – the Yorkshire Wolds Way, the Chalkland Way and the Minster Way

The path took me gently uphill, with more big views across the Wolds, heading briefly into Sylvan Dale before descending back into Millington Dale. At the foot of the dale I joined the road and this took me back to the start of an excellent short walk through Millington Pasture

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