Pocklington cycle routes
Welcome to Pocklington and its surroundings! In the following pages, you will find 6 separate cycling routes with different challenge level. We wish you a good and safe journey.
Easy Challenge (Routes 1-3)
Quite easy riding, with an absence of hills! Starting from the old Court House.
Difficult Challenge (Routes 4-6)
Slightly longer riding, with some hill work. Stunning scenery! Starting from Burnby Hall.
Approximately 3.5 miles
Leave town towards Stamford Bridge (up Yapham Road.)
Left at Yapham Mill, Left again in Barmby Moor, and return to Pocklington (Riding Time: 25-35 mins)
Alternative Route One: 3 miles
Leave town towards Stamford Bridge, Right at pedestrian crossing and left at roundabout towards Millington.
Straight on at sign for Meltonby, and left at the sharp right hand bend. (Large farm in front of you). Left at end of lane, then right back towards Pocklington (Riding Time: 25 minutes)
Approximately 9 miles
Leave town along Yapham Road, continue through Bolton and Fangfoss.
Left at pub towards Wilberfoss.
Left at Fangfoss Caravan Park (sign to Market Weighton)
Following "route 66" signs back to Pocklington
(Riding Time: one to one and a half hours)
Approximately 18 miles
Leave town along Yapham Rd; Right at Yapham Mill. Through Yapham,
Past Meltonby, to Bishop Wilton. Past the pub and village green, left towards Gowthorpe/Youlthorpe.
Straight on through both villages, then right at main road towards Stamford Bridge. Straight on through Full Sutton, past prison, then right at junction to Stamford Bridge.
(For an alternative shorter return, left at this point, towards Fangfoss, and follow "Route 66" signs back to Pocklington)
In Stamford Bridge, left at church to High Catton, left in High Catton (Mitchell Lane) until junction.
Right at junction, then follow "Route 66" signs back to Pocklington.
(Riding Time: 1.5 hours for 'keenies', leisurely 3 for a family.)
Approximately 12 miles
Leave Burnby Hall, turn right along
New St, go down Burnby Lane.
At Burnby, head left towards Nunburnholme.
In Nunburnholme, take 2nd left to Warter;
At end of village at picnic site (slight hill).
As you approach Warter turn right (sign to Driffield) through village.
Turn left at main road, then immediately right (just past the Post Office)
(Long gentle hill) left at top, down a steep hill past quarry,
Then right at bottom. Head back to Pocklington
Turn left at 'Top Shop' and finish at Burnby Hall.
(Riding Time: 1.5 to 2.5 hours)
Approximately 7 miles.
Leave Burnby Hall, turn right along New St, go down Burnby Lane.
At Burnby, head left towards Nunburnholme.
Take the 1st left in Nunburnholme, cycle 2 miles to a junction where you turn left back to Pocklington.
In Pocklington, turn left at 'Top Shop' and finish at Burnby Hall.
(Riding Time: 50 - 75 mins)
Approximately 20 miles
Left out of Barmby Hall, along the Balk to the A1079.
Turn right and then immediately left.
Go through Bielby to Everingham. Turn left in Everingham, then turn left to Hayton, and cross the A1079 to go through Burnby and Nunburnholme.
Go on to Warter (hilly!) and in Warter turn right on the main road, then left (past the pond) to Huggate (long climb)
Left in Huggate, then take the right fork through Millington Pastures. Get to Millington, then follow signs to Pocklington.
Turn left in Pocklington, then right at 'Top Shop', finish at Burnby Hall. Well done!
(Maybe not a family route, but those who complete it are rewarded by lovely views and scenery.) (Riding Time: 2-3 hours)
Good cycling code
Obey the rules of the road: Always follow the Highway Code
- Give way to pedestrians.
- Don’t ride on the pavement unless permission to do so is clearly signed.
- Motorists can feel frustrated and delayed by cyclists – so move over to the left when it’s safe and convenient to do so.
Look after yourself:
- Ride positively and decisively.
- Always look and signal before you start, stop or turn; it helps motorists to understand what you plan to do.
- Think ahead and try to anticipate drivers’ actions. Catch their eye and make sure you have been seen.
- Wear bright, visible clothing – motorists may not always see cyclists.
- Use lights at night and in poor weather conditions.
- Keep your bike in good working condition.
- Wear a bike helmet.
(East Riding Council - Publication No.: CES_0048_v01)