Snaith and Cowick Walking Group

The Snaith &  Cowick Walking Group was formed in 2007 to offer guided walks on Tuesdays.

Snaith’s location on The Trans-Pennine Trail, the very popular Heritage Walks and the fact that Snaith is a Walkers Are Welcome town, have all contributed to an increase in walking in the area.

The group welcomes new walkers and anyone can join the walks on offer.  No need to book.  Just turn up.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept dogs as we may be walking where cattle are present.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Special walks

We are often asked to arrange and lead walks for groups on a day and time to suit them.  If you would like us to arrange a walk for your group, please contact one of the walk leaders.

Walk leaders

Keith Greenwood   Tel 01405 861167

Eric Hardman          Tel 01405 862520

Graham Hulme       Tel 01405 862465

2019 Walk Programme

There will be a shot walk (approx. 90 minutes walking) at 10 am every Tuesday from Snaith Station Car Park.

For details of longer walks, the full programme can be found at the following link. 

Documents & Resources

Walking in the Vale of Snaith - Information for walkers

Further detailed information can be found in Documents & Resources.

Walkers are Welcome poster
Walkers are Welcome celebrates their 10th Anniversary

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.

As volunteers we have worked on a number of projects over the last two years.

We have re- launched HERITAGE WALKS with improved surfaces, signage and updated Walk Packs.

  • We have created a website, packed with information for walkers
  • We have installed Walkers’ Information Boards at The Station Car Park and Council Office Window.
  • We have created a new Information Board at The Town Lock Up.
  • We have produced a leaflet about walking in The Vale of Snaith.  This leaflet is available in many shops and services around Snaith as well as in libraries in Selby, Goole, Howden, Thorne, Hatfield, Pontefract and Sherburn.
  • We have produced a stand-alone leaflet about The Snaith Heritage Trail.  This leaflet is available in many shops and services in Snaith.
  • We delivered The Snaith Heritage Trail leaflet to EVERY house in Snaith & Cowick, together with a letter encouraging people to walk the trail and also walk the other 14 Heritage Walks.
  • We have produced a Heritage Walks themed leaflet to encourage walkers to visit Snaith and The Vale.  These leaflets are available in libraries and Tourist Information Centres throughout Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
  • We recommended the siting of the new bench on The Riverside which is on the route of FOUR Heritage Walks.
  • We organised walks as part of Yorkshire Wolds Walking Festival which brought 20 people to Snaith for the first time in their life.

We will continue our work to bring the pleasures and benefits of walking to an ever-wider audience, and to offer a warm welcome to locals and visitors who, in turn, help to sustain our local businesses and facilities.

The Walking Group about to set off on a 3.4 mile walk before enjoying their 2015 Christmas themed lunch at The Blacksmith’s Arms Hook.
2016 Christmas Lunch, once again at The Blacksmith's Arms, Hook