Go on a high-tech treasure hunt near Market Weighton

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Follow a circular walk around Market Weighton and Goodmanham village, hunting for treasure along a geocache trail – an adventure for the whole family.

Enjoy picturesque views whilst following a step-by-step trail in search of hidden treasure. Don’t worry, there’s no need to bring a spade or escape from pirates! All you need to do is download the trail and bring it with you during your visit.

The trail is being launched in July 2013 on the website www.geocaching.com. There are five caches in total with the themes Railway, Stream, Well, Quarry and Village. Each cache contains one or two letters - unscramble the letters to form two words and unlock a special prize!

Details of the geocache trail will be posted here once it becomes available.

Market Weighton, known as the Heart of East Yorkshire, is a market town with Victorian and Georgian architecture. Its variety of shops and eateries make it an ideal place to visit. It’s also famous for being the home of the Yorkshire Giant, William Bradley, who was the tallest British man that ever lived - measuring a lofty 7ft 9" ! Have your photograph taken next to his life-sized statue outside the Town Hall. Also, don’t miss the ‘Giant Community Day’ celebrations in the town during early summer.

Goodmanham, just a mile away, is one of the oldest religious sites in England. Although once a focal point for Pagan worship, the town became the birthplace of Christianity in the north during the time of King Edwin of Northumberland. All Hallows Church now stands on the site of the former temple and its covered porch offers an ideal place for a refreshment stop. Alternatively, good food and drink can be enjoyed at the award-winning Goodmanham Arms, a traditional pub with a small brewery making a variety of real ales. Goodmanham is especially worth visiting in spring, when the village verges are blooming with daffodils.

The geocache route uses part of the old Market Weighton-Beverley railway line, which runs through a valley known as the Market Weighton Gap. The tracks are now gone and it forms part of the Hudson Way, part of the Yorkshire Wolds Way to Market Weighton. In spring and summer the edge of the old track is carpeted with flowers, (note: the flowers are protected, so please don’t pick them).

Downloads

Walking leaflet: 

Location map

© Crown copyright and database rights 2013. Ordnance Survey 100021930.
Start: 
Market Weighton
Distance: 
6.3 km (3.9 miles)
Time: 
3 hours
OS Map: 
OS 294

Local businesses

Accommodation

Weighton Wolds Cottage
Market Weighton, East Yorkshire, YO43 3AZ
Tel: 01430 871302
Approx 0.1 km away
Langlands Garden Centre
York Road, Shiptonthorpe, YO43 3PN
Tel: 01430 873426
Approx 2.4 km away
Orchard Lodge B&B
King Street, Sancton, Market Weighton, East Yorkshire YO43 4QP
Tel: 01430 828831
Approx 3.5 km away
The Star at Sancton
King Street, Sancton, Market Weighton, York YO43 4QP
Tel: 01430 827269
Approx 3.5 km away

Attractions

Big Skies Bike Ride: South Dalton & Lund
Market Weighton, The Yorkshire Wolds, East Yorkshire, YO43 3AS
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Approx 0.1 km away