Many of us have driven through Hutton Cranswick yet this is not one place but two villages and there is a curious walk linking them.

It starts and ends at a pub in Cranswick, near Driffield, which is never a bad thing and is a lovely walk for autumn.

The walk is a mixture of urban and rural paths. While never feeling fully in the wilderness there is enough to allow you to feel close to nature.

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If you are planning on having a drink at the White Horse then you can stop in the pub car park, otherwise there is on street parking.

The walk takes you through the car park but you might want to fist admire the lovely village pond set in a quaint public space and play area.

A walk linking the villages of Hutton and Cranswick
A walk linking the villages of Hutton and Cranswick

Follow the path from the car park and head across a couple of fields. At this time of year it can be a little boggy so beware.

You head northwards toward Hutton Road and before long you will come across a delightful and well managed woodland.

You can take a few minutes to wonder round. Known as the Centenary Wood Project, it is small but it provides a welcome bit of forest bathing.

Once you have walked through you will come out on Hutton Road and then turn left.

You will soon come across the picturesque St Peter’s Church after walking past some lovely cottages.

There is a public footpath through the church grounds. Again, you can take some time to enjoy the tranquillity of the grounds.

A walk linking the villages of Hutton and Cranswick
A walk linking the villages of Hutton and Cranswick

You then head down a narrow snicket and then join Howl Lane.

Just before the level crossing is another footpath which takes you back south parallel with the train track.

The route will take you through more fields and then along a lovely grassy path and on to Station Road.

At this point you could return to the start for a shorter walk by turning right, otherwise turn left and carry on for 200 yards until you come to Sheepman Lane.

Carry on down the lane until it all but peters out and you will come across a public footpath to the right.

You delve back into rural fields heading west. You will come across a level crossing. Be careful as it has no barriers so just be extra vigilant.

You will eventually arrive at Southgate. Just a few yards further up is another footpath through fields on your left.

A walk linking the villages of Hutton and Cranswick
A walk linking the villages of Hutton and Cranswick

Carry on heading north and you will come out at The Green once more. Amble across and you will come back to the White Horse where you can get a well-earned drink.

Getting there : From Hull, head up Beverley Road and then you can either go along the A1079 and then onto the A1035 at Killingwoldsgrave Roundabout. You then join the A164 which takes you Hutton Cranswick which will be on your left before Driffield. Alternatively, you can go up through Woodmansey and then through Swinemoor Lane and onto the A1035 before joining the A164.

Parking : if you plan on having a drink or bite to eat at the Hite Horse then you can park in the pub car park, otherwise there is on street parking.