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1) This round trip begins at Beverley`s Saturday Market with its imposing Market Cross. Head north along North Bar Within and you will see St Mary`s Church on your right, built between 1120 and 1525. Drive beneath the North bar, one of the town`s ancient gateways built in 1409. Once through the North Bar, turn left to follow the A1079 to York. On your left is the beginning of Beverley`s green belt, the 550 acre Westwood pasture and golf course, just part of the two square miles of parkland ringing the town. Beverley Racecourse, on your right is known as the North`s `friendly course` and has played host to the sport of kings for over 200 years. Cross over the roundabout, keep following the A1079 and within three miles you`re approaching the wonderfully picturesque village of Bishop Burton. Ducks on the village pond, pretty black and white cottages, medieval parish church on the hill- this is the classic English village and no wonder its a `Britain in Bloom` prize-winner.
2) Facing the pond is the pretty Altisidora pub. In the little church is a plaque to the men of the RAF flying school at Beverley killed in the First World War. Much older is a bust of John Wesley carved from the elm tree beneath which he preached in Bishop Burton almost 200 years ago. Wesley was a local man, born at Epworth in Lincolnshire.
3) Continue west towards Market Weighton climbing the Wolds, but as you pass Deepdale Plantation with its lay-by, turn right to Cherry Burton. Before you go into the centre of the village, take a left turn to Etton, crossing the former rail link between Beverley and Market Weighton.
4) In Etton look for the Light Dragoon Inn where you turn left, then after leaving the village houses behind, turn right heading for South Dalton (Dalton Holme). From the crest of the hill you can see the slender 200 foot spire of Dalton Holme Church rising from the woodland around it.
5) In South Dalton, turn second left at the West End and go down the hill to the Pipe and Glass. Fork left in front of the pub and enter the grounds of Dalton Hall (don`t forget to shut the gate behind you). Over the cattle grid at the end of this road you approach the venue for the Kiplingcotes Derby, run every year since 1519.Turn left for Market Weighton and then at the foot of the hill, turn right. You`ll cross both a Roman road and the Wolds Way long distance footpath. As you travel under a railway bridge, you are also crossing the Hudson Way footpath from Beverley to Market Weighton.
6) This is your halfway point on the Beverley Round and this Wolds market town is well worth exploring. To continue your journey drive through Market Weighton across the mini roundabout and down Southgate. At the next main roundabout take the A1079 to York and then first left for North Cliffe and South Cliffe, some 6 miles out of Market Weighton you turn left to Hotham.
7) Once in the village, turn left and then follow the road round the church to the right rejoining the A1034.
8) Keeping to the route, turn right on the A1034, heading for South Cave, passing Rudstone Walk Farm on your left, mentioned in the Doomsday Book and now a holiday centre with farm holiday cottages. The Wolds Way footpath borders the farm and other paths will lead you 500 feet up into the rolling chalk hills of the Wolds.
9) Drive through South Cave passing the Fox & Coney on the left. Follow the signs for Ellerker and Brough. Cross the A63 and turn left for Brantingham. A left turn at the Triton Inn leads you north through Brantingham Dale.Turn right at the T-junction and then left following the brown signs to the Rowley Manor Hotel which leads to Rowley and Little Weighton.
10) On entering Little Weighton turn right for Skidby. Just south of Skidby beside the A164 is Skidby Windmill and also the Half Moon public house which is renowned for its Yorkshire puddings!
11) Head north from Skidby Mill on the A164 to Beverley, turning right into Keldgate as you enter the town. You are now approaching the magnificence of Beverley.
Places of interest include: St Mary`s Church, Beverley North Bar was where King Charles I and his sons (three kings of England) stayed when the Royalists were besieging Hull during the Civil War.
The Altisidora pub`s unusual name commemorates the winner of the St. Leger in 1813. The owner of the horse lived in the superb house and park behind the pub. These are now an agricultural college with woodland trails through the parkland, which are open every day to visitors.
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East Yorkshire is accessible from the UK's motorway network connecting with the M62, M1, A1, M180 and M18
: 0 miles from Beverley station
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