Pocklington Canal, York, UK
About Pocklington Canal
The Pocklington Canal runs for 9.5 miles between East Cottingwith and Canal Head at Pocklington. This majestic rural waterway is one of the top canals for wildlife in the country. The four road bridges and nine locks are important heritage features and all of them are Grade II Listed. Seven miles of the canal is currently navigable and the entire canal has a towpath.
Attractions near Pocklington Canal
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park is set in 53 acres of grounds and lakes. We offer a variety of watersports and activities suitable for all ages and abilities as well as a Lakeside Cafe, childrens play areas, woodland and lakeside walks and campsite. Plenty of local walks off site and places to visit in the local wolds town of Pocklington including the canals and Burnby Hall gardens.
Conifer Lake has been one of East Yorkshire’s fishing secrets for decades, surrounded and hidden by trees. It was one of the unique locations where you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature and can have a swim in this beautiful water.
All Saints, known locally as the "Cathedral of the Wolds", is a beautiful Grade 1 listed medieval building set in the center of the bustling market town of Pocklington, at the foot of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. It was built between 1190 and 1460 but there has been Christian worship on the site since the 7th century. The Church is open daily, offering a quiet place for prayer and reflection.
Burnby Hall Gardens, also known as Stewart's Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, are located close to the centre of Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire. They are home to the United Kingdom's national collection of hardy water lilies, and contain the largest such collection to be found in a natural setting in Europe. The lakes, originally created for fishing, are stocked with ornamental roach and carp that visitors can hand feed.
Jubilee Park is a community green space which has been developed through the efforts of local residents, with financial and other support from many sources. You can spend some good time in the middle of nature and it is easy to get in.
Breighton Airfield was a Second World War heavy bomber base and cold-war nuclear missile launch site. Now it was home to the historic aircraft collection of the Real Aeroplane Company and the Real Aeroplane Club, an active flying club whose members own and operate many unusual, classic and ex-military aircraft. One of the iconic attraction in this area which attracts a lot of tourists.
Where is Pocklington Canal
Discover more attractions in East Riding of Yorkshire, where Pocklington Canal is located
East Riding of Yorkshire is a no-nonsense sort of place. Its largest city, Hull - more properly known as Kingston upon Hull, is where the county's beating heart lies. It is a solid city that just gets on with the business in hand, which in this case is shipping. Hull is still very much a busy commercial port.