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For a small town, Snaith has much to offer walkers and visitors. Snaith and Cowick is an area steeped in history – The Priory Church (Circa 1100AD), the site of a Royal Hunting Lodge where parliament once met, an ancient toll bridge and much more. With the Trans Pennine Trail passing though, Snaith is an ideal place to stop for refreshment or even spend a night or two. Snaith itself has five public houses, three serving food and offering accommodation, three cafes, a fish and chip restaurant, and Indian restaurant and much more.



It was ten years ago that Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire became the first ever Walkers are Welcome (WaW) town. Today, there are over 110 towns and villages in England, Scotland and Wales that have become nationally accredited WaW locations.The WaW National Committee recently conducted a survey to collate the many achievements of current members across the UK in the last 10 years. Together, they have created new walking routes – over 1200 routes covering over 6,400 miles; opened up routes that had been abandoned; launched walking festivals – representing 115 days per year and involving nearly 9,000 people; maintained thousands of miles of paths; promoted the use of public transport; publicised a wide variety of walking opportunities for all ages and abilities; and considerably helped to boost their local economies. The WaW scheme has meant that SNAITH is now on the UK walking map and has opened the eyes of local people and visitors to the walking opportunities on our doorstep.


1.    WEBSITE www.walkingsnaithvale.co.uk

2.    AN ON-LINE DIRECTORY of local self-guided walks www.walkingsnaithvale.co.uk/VALEOFSNAITHWALKS

3.     INFORMATION BOARDS (shown above) Snaith Station Car Park and Town Council Office window. 

4.     LEAFLETS    A range of leaflets are available from a number of outlets in Snaith.


  5.  NEW WALK FOR 2019

JUNE 2019.  A new walking trail has been launched in East Cowick.  The circular trail is unique in the area, because it is fully way-marked with 17 two-way signs. This enables the walker to start at any one of the signs, go clockwise or anti-clockwise and arrive back at the starting point, without the need for a map and without fear of getting lost. EAST COWICK CIRCULAR WALK   4 MILES   ALLOW 2 HOURS

There is a mixture of pavement, country lanes, tracks, riverbank and a woodland section, plus there are splendid views of Cowick Church, Cowick Hall, Carlton Towers and the River Aire corridor. A short spur of a quarter of a mile connects the trail to Snaith Ponds, a haven for wildlife on the riverbank. 

The East Cowick Circular Walk was created by The Vale of Snaith Walkers Are Welcome Team with funding from Goole Fields Windfarm Community Fund and Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust.



Snaith and Cowick Town Council endeavour to keep all public footpaths well signed and accessible but in the unlikely event of you experiencing a problem please report it to the council using the contact page on this website.

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