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Skidby Windmill encased in Scaffolding for what looks like a major overhaul
Skidby Windmill encased in Scaffolding for what looks like a major overhaul

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Route No. 817 - Thursday 3 September 2020
Skidby Mill, Skidby village, Little Weighton Road,
Beverley20 route, Dunflat Road, Oldgate, Skidby
7km circuit - Beverley . . .

Route map from Ordnance Survey Open Space service.

Map: OS Explorer 293 Kingston-upon-Hull & Beverley



The car park at Skidby Windmill where we started our walk

This morning my friend and neighbour, Jim, and I drove to the car park just south of Skidby Windmill at map ref. TA 021 333, between Beverley and Hull.

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Sign at the start of our path from the car park
Sign at the start of our path from the car park

Turning left through a kissing gate by the mill buildings
Turning left through a kissing gate by the mill buildings

I had been looking forward to getting some good photos of the mill but today it was completely surrounded by scaffolding and the sails had been removed, but it was an interesting sight anyway. About 50m from the kissing gate we came to a little gate into the fields and continued along the public footpath at the edge of the fields with the hedge on our right.

At the northern end of the car park on the left hand side as we faced towards the windmill there is a large finger post sign indicating the route of a footpath to the windmill. We set off from the car park along this path. After about 70m along the path,as we neared the mill buildings, we turned left through a kissing gate to walk along a public footpath towards the fields with the mill buildings on our right.

Leaving the car park heading towards the windmill
Leaving the car park heading towards the windmill

Path to the fields with the mill buildings on our right
Path to the fields with the mill buildings on our right

Kissing gate to the path along the edge of the fields
Kissing gate to the path along the edge of the fields

Path along the edge of the fields
Path along the edge of the fields

Turning right following the path around the corner of the field
Turning right following the path around the corner of the field

This road at the western edge of Skidby village, is called Riplingham Road. At the road we turned right to walk along the road into the village. We were now following part of the long distance walking route called the Beverley20.

We followed this well defined path along the edge of the fields for about 900m to the corner of a field. Here we turned right following the path around the corner of the field. The path became a farm access track along the field edge and we continued along the farm track for about 400m to the road.

We turned right at the distant hedge line ahead
We turned right at the distant hedge line ahead

Following a farm track down to Riplingham Road
Following a farm track down to Riplingham Road

About to turn right onto the Beverley20 route along Riplingham Road from the farm track
About to turn right onto the Beverley20 route along Riplingham Road from the farm track

Walking along the road into Skidby village
Walking along the road into Skidby village

Following Little Weighton Road away from the junction
Following Little Weighton Road away from the junction

Turning right off the road at the second footpath sign
Turning right off the road at the second footpath sign

Following the route of the Beverley20 between the fields
Following the route of the Beverley20 between the fields

We turned right at the second finger post sign to follow the public footpath along a farm access track at the edge of the field with the hedge on our right hand side. In the field on our left was a crop of linseed oil plants looking almost ready for harvesting if it ever dries out.

We followed the road for about 300m to the road junction with Little Weighton Road. At the junction we turned left and walked northwards along Little Weighton Road for about 200m. Here the road bent to our left and on the outside of the bend there were two finger post signs indicating public footpaths.

About to turn left onto Little Weighton Road
About to turn left onto Little Weighton Road

Nearing the first footpath sign at the bend in the road
Nearing the first footpath sign at the bend in the road

Following the route of the Beverley20 between the fields
Following the route of the Beverley20 between the fields

Linseed oil crop by the track
Linseed oil crop by the track

Following the route of the Beverley20 walk with a large field of Linseed Oil plants that need some fine weather to harvest
Following the route of the Beverley20 walk with a large field of Linseed Oil plants that need some fine weather to harvest

Through the hedge we turned sharp left alongside the hedge
Through the hedge we turned sharp left alongside the hedge

We followed the path to our right around the field corner
We followed the path to our right around the field corner

About to turn right onto Dunflat Road
About to turn right onto Dunflat Road

We continued along the edge of the field with the hedge now on our left. We walked along the path around the corner of the field and down the slope to the road called Dunflat Road.

We continued along the path for about 900m to a tall hedge along the field boundary ahead of us. We followed the path through the hedge and then turned left.

Path with the hedge on our left
Path with the hedge on our left


The path down the edge of the field to Dunflat Road

Walking along Dunflat Road
Walking along Dunflat Road

The view looking back along Dunflat Road
The view looking back along Dunflat Road

DunflatsRoad at Risby
Dunflat Road at Risby

Passing Folly Wood along Dunflats Road
Passing Folly Wood along Dunflat Road

The Beverley20 continued along a farm track up the hillside to the right of the road. We turned right here to follow the public bridleway along the farm track. On the OS Explorer map the track is called 'Oldgate'.

At the road the route of the Beverley20 walk turned left but we turned right and walked along the road for about 850m. Here we encountered the route of the Beverley20 walk again where it crossed the road from Folly Wood.

Following Dunflats Road from Risby
Following Dunflat Road from Risby

Turning right off Dunflats Road onto the Oldgate track
Turning right off Dunflat Road onto the Oldgate track

Following the route of the Beverley20 along Oldgate from Dunflats Road
Following the route of the Beverley20 along Oldgate from Dunflat Road

Following Oldgate along the edge of the fields
Following Oldgate along the edge of the fields

Following Oldgate around the edge of the fields
Following Oldgate around the edge of the fields

Then we turned left to continue along the track called Oldgate. After another 450m the bridleway bears left off the farm track.

From the road we walked up for about 400m to the top corner of the field. Here we turned right for about 150m.

Following Oldgate around the edge of the fields
Following Oldgate along the edge of the fields

Following Oldgate along the edge of the fields
Following Oldgate along the edge of the fields

Turning off the farm track to follow the sunken track below the edge of the fields
Turning off the farm track to follow the sunken track below the edge of the fields

Pretty sunken track below the edge of the fields
Pretty sunken track below the edge of the fields

Pretty sunken track below the edge of the fields
Pretty sunken track below the edge of the fields

We passed through the gate to emerge from the wooded sunken track into a field.

This pretty sunken path continued for about 300m to a little gate across the path.

Daredevil swing suspended from an overhanging branch
Daredevil swing suspended from an overhanging branch

Gate from the sunken track into the fields
Gate from the sunken track into the fields

Following a green track across the field to the field boundary ahead & on our right
Following a green track across the field to the field boundary ahead & on our right

We crossed this track diagonally heading for the fence
We crossed this track diagonally heading for the fence

The path continued through this narrow strip of land
The path continued through this narrow strip of land . . .

We followed the cul-de-sac out to the Main Street in Skidby
We followed the cul-de-sac out to the Main Street in Skidby

The path led us into a narrow strip of land that led us to a gate out into a small cul-de-sac at the edge of Skidby. We walked along the cul-de-sac to the Main Street in Skidby opposite the parish church of St. Michael.

We continued in the same direction along the grassy path that crossed a farm track diagonally and followed the edge of the field on our right. We followed the grassy path with the field boundary on our right.

We continued along the green path with the fence on our right
We continued along the green path with the fence on our right

to this gate out into a cul-de-sac
. . . to this gate out into a cul-de-sac

Turning left to walk along Main Street opposite the church
Turning left to walk along Main Street opposite the church

The parish church of St. Michael on Main Street in Skidby
The parish church of St. Michael on Main Street in Skidby

Walking along Main Street towards the eastern end of Skidby
Walking along Main Street towards the eastern end of Skidby

Turning right off Main Street onto Beverley Road
Turning right off Main Street onto Beverley Road

From this junction we walked about 400m to a little access lane where we turned right to walk past some cottages towards Skidby Windmill.

At the Main Street we turned left and walked along Main Street for about 600m to its junction with Beverley Road where we turned right onto Beverley Road.

Walking along Main Street towards the eastern end of Skidby
Walking along Main Street towards the eastern end of Skidby

Walking along Beverley Road towards Skidby Windmill
Walking along Beverley Road towards Skidby Windmill

Turning left off Beverley Road onto a narrow lane heading towards the windmill
Turning left off Beverley Road onto a narrow lane heading towards the windmill

Heading along the lane towards the windmill
Heading along the lane towards the windmill

Rejoining the footpath back to the car park
Rejoining the footpath back to the car park

The whole route had been about 7km and it had taken me almost three hours to walk. I'm getting slower and slower with my wonky knees!

A little way beyond the cottages we reached the mill buildings where we followed the path on our left to rejoin the path from the mill back to the car park and the end of our walk.

Narrow path around the mill buildings
Narrow path around the mill buildings

Back at the car park and the end of our walk
Back at the car park and the end of our walk

Our first view of Skidby Windmill as we left the car park at the start of our walk
Our first view of Skidby Windmill as we left the car park at the start of our walk

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