From your parking place head northeast out of Kilham.
Ride gradually uphill on the good verges along the old Roman road.
Continue for about 2 1/2 miles going past the road turn to Rudston which is on the left. Stay straight ahead where it is signposted "Bridlington". Ahead, you will see a radio mast. Approximately 250 yards before the mast look for, and take, the wide bridleway on the left (GR.107660). Follow this bridleway for 3/4 mile and bear left with it into Rudston village.
At the village road, turn right and almost immediately go right (GR.095673) again along Eastgate. Follow this road bearing left into Church Lane and to the church. Facing the church, from Church Lane, turn right and ride onto the B1253 (GR.098678).
Turn right, passing the War Memorial on the left. Ride along the B1253 which is usually quiet.
Go past the first bridleway, which is chalk road, and 1/2 mile further on (almost opposite a campsite) turn left (GR.106677), heading north onto a bridleway which you should follow for one mile.
The bridleway ends at a tarmac farm drive where you turn right (GR.107693) and ride along the drive, following the trail all the way to High Caythorpe Farm. Ride straight through the farm; ignore any other waymarkers to the left and right.
After the farm, the lane becomes a clearly defined track which goes to, and runs alongside, the north side of a small wood and onto meet a metalled road. At the road, turn right (GR.131705) and head south to ride into Boynton village. (The verge is very good until just before the village where the road narrows.)
Ride straight across the B1253 (GR.136682) and continue for about 300 yards.
Look for, and take, the waymarked bridleway on the right (GR.136680). This leads uphill past the farm to the road. At the road, cross onto the bridleway which lies amongst the trees. This track becomes a stony surface going through a long tunnel of trees.
When the track meets the road (GR.138660), turn left and almost immediately turn right onto a clay track. Follow this track, passing concrete poles on your right. Further on, the main track becomes tarmac and bears right up to Woldgate, the old Roman road (GR.121664).
Turn left onto the road and follow it all the way back to Kilham and your starting point.
This circular ride is taken from the book "Humberside on Horseback" and is included by kind permission of the British Horse Society.
Rudston is believed to be the oldest inhabited village in England.
The famous Monolith (or Rood-stone) from which the village takes its name is in the churchyard. It stands at 25 feet 4 inches high above the ground (and some say the same again below ground, although the buried length has never been proven). One of the most famous legends surrounding the siting of the Monolith concerns the Devil.
It is said that he picked up the stone and threw it at the church but missed and where it landed is where it stands today. The stone of the Monument is thought to have come from Cayton which is about ten miles away.
Kilham was once a thriving market town with enough large businesses to make it the main centre of the Wolds. Unfortunately as Driffield prospered with the transportation of goods along its canal, Kilham declined.
Boyton's village church is called St. Andrew's. The lectern of the church has a turkey as the design because the local landowning family, the Stricklands, are believed to have introduced the bird to England.
Queen Henrietta Maria stayed at Boynton Hall in 1643 on her way to York with arms for the Civil War.
The Strickland family were not Royalists so she stole the gold plate and left a portrait of herself in its place!
Boynton is now considerably smaller then it was in the Middle Ages.
The map below shows the route for this walk however you can view or download the map as an A4 pdf file from the link below
Map and information courtesy of East Riding of Yorkshire County Council
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