Just a one blog break from ‘Disused rail-lines as public rights of way’.
Started at Drewton just east of the A1034 South Cave to Market Weighton road. Walked up past the working limestone quarry and then turned left down Comber Dale (see photo above, view north from top of Comber Dale) this part of the High Hunsley Circuit and the Wolds Way long-distance footpaths. Then east along bottom of Weedley Dale beside the route of the Hull-Barnsley disused rail-line. Then north again up East Dale, wooded dry valley (some steep-climb sections). From there zig-zagging north to SwinDale and along two more open dry valleys. In this section passed a surviving cement-base dew pond, good example. At mouth of Swin Dale followed minor road into North Newbald – bench on village green and photos of exterior of its famous late-Norman church.
Then through South Newbald to the main road, crossed to minor road leading down into Hotham village, crossed Hotham Beck (now at foot-slope of the Yorkshire Wolds), studied exterior of Hotham church with its plain late-Saxon tower, through the village and south through the parkland of Hotham Hall (public right of way) to the edge of North Cave and its church, public right of way through playing field to minor road leading to Everthorpe this bridged over another section of the disused line of the Hull-Barnsley railway (rail-bed now overgrown). Back to A1034, crossed to Low Drewton Lane and the car.
Home for tea.