Walking in this neck of the woods will never be very strenuous – the biggest hill around here is probably Pollington Bridge. But Ian Botham tell us that walking is “GOOD FOR YOU”, and there are plenty of footpaths and canal towpaths close by which you can use for moderate exercise. Using Ordnance Survey Explorer map 279 it is not difficult to make up circular walks from Pollington ranging from 2 to 8 miles in length.
You could also walk with the Snaith & Cowick Walking Group. They usually lead one short walk every week starting from Snaith railway station, and one longer walk each month. Details of forthcoming walks are published in the Gateway magazine.
See here for more details of the Group, and their walks programme.
Copies of the leaflet “Enjoy walking in the Vale of Snaith” are available in the Pollington Parish Room.
Snaith village is a member of the nationwide WALKERS ARE WELCOME organisation, which actively promotes the joys of walking. Click here for information about this organisation.
The Snaith “Walkers Are Welcome” website has everything you could possibly want to know about walking in the Vale of Snaith. It includes details of the 15 heritage walks in the Pollington, Snaith and Rawcliffe area, and tells you where you can obtain a free copy of the laminated pack that describes these walks.
The East Riding Council also publishes details and maps of 70 walks in the Goole-Howdenshire region, which can be seen and downloaded from the internet – click here.
With thanks to Keith Greenwood for his advice. Updated Jan 2020.