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Bonby walking route

Bonby walking route


One and three-quarter miles


St Andrew’s Church, Church Lane, Bonby. From the A18 at Brigg, take the B1206 towards Elsham, turn left along the B1204 through Worlaby to Bonby. Church Lane is the second main turning on the right. DN20 0PS


1. Enter the churchyard through the Lychgate, pass the church door on a grassy path to an enclosed tarmac path which leads left and then right into a road. 

2. Turn right into Hall Meadow, which rises steadily to a road junction. 

3. Turn left up the hill, in a few yards take a footpath on the left, which avoids walking up the road. 

4. Cross this road and follow the delightful Gillman Trail, which winds uphill through deciduous woodland. 

5. Go through the gate, turning right onto the metalled Middlegate Lane, the views along here are excellent. 

6. Turn right at a finger post opposite a farm road, walk downhill across a field to the hedgerow. 

7. Turn left along the field headland with the hedge on your right, passing another path coming down from the lane above. 

8. Turn right, cross a high stile and go downhill with the hedge on your right. 

9. Cross a stile, near a gate on your right, crossing the top of a garden and turn left down a lane. 

10. Turn right into Main Street, pass a post office, and continue to Sheepdyke Lane on the right. 

11. Go up Sheepdyke Lane, which bends left, and back opposite St Andrews Church.


Initially tarmac surface rises to point two, then a woodland walk rises, crosses the steep hill and winds upwards to point four. From five to six is level along a quiet metalled lane. From seven is downhill across an arable field then level again along field headlands to point seven. The field side goes downhill to eight and a good lane leads to the main road, back along pavements and the quiet Sheepdyke Lane. Two styles


Between an hour and an hour and a quarter.


The Haymaker 01652 618793.

 Pub lunches in South Ferriby or pubs and café’s in Brigg or Barton.




OS Explorer 281 The Ancholme Valley

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