Hotham Hill

Grid reference : SE 88276 35404
Type : Pillar
County : Humberside
Nearest town : GOOLE


I parked for this one in the village of Hotham near Market Weighton, I almost drove down the bridleway, as someone online had led me to believe that you can, until I saw the sign was blue not red so I parked near the church and went from there. From the map I predicted it to be able 3 miles there and back so decided to use it as a training run, I regretted this due to the level of mud on the bridalway but continued regardless.

About 1.2 ish miles in I got to the bench that can be seen in one of these photos. From here it took me a few seconds to locate the trig point over the other side of the field. I was a little concerned as I had seen a few tractors in a few of the fields, but decided if I was quick and stayed to the field edge to avoid damaging any crops and walked this section I should be ok. Took a while to get round the field as the soil was very soft in places, and a section was flooded, but after a bit of negotiation I got to the trig point.

From here I retraced my route back to my car. I could have continued on the bridleway and come out back on the road outside of the village, but I was a bit concerned about the time. I think in reality you probably could drive to the field with the trig point in, there were tracks from vehicles all the way there, however, I think this may be from farmers and so I wouldn’t recommend it, and it’s not a long walk anyway, and ignoring the mud the path is fairly well maintained, so driving to the field shouldn’t be needed.



total route: 3.04 miles



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