20 Attractions to Explore Near Pocklington Canal
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Allerthorpe Lakeland Park
3.54km from 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.
3.89km from Pocklington Canal
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.
Church of All Saints, Pocklington
7.05km from Pocklington Canal
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
7.1km from Pocklington Canal
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.
9.16km from Pocklington Canal
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.
10.64km from Pocklington Canal
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.
North Cliffe Wood Nature Reserve
13.32km from Pocklington Canal
A lovely woodland nature reserve rich in wildlife. One of the iconic attraction which was cared for and maintained by yirkshire wildlife trust. A woodland reserve with 3km of grass footpaths provides a circular trail around the reserve.
Bishop Wilton Wold
14.42km from Pocklington Canal
Bishop Wilton Wold is the highest point of the Yorkshire Wolds in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The summit, known as Garrowby Hill, lies about 5 miles north of Pocklington. Although the actual highest point is by the main road, and unattractive, the rest of this walk is a fine introduction to the region. This is a relatively easy circular walk that works well in either direction.
St. Helen's Well
14.53km from Pocklington Canal
St Helen’s Well is a natural spring in the amphitheater setting of an old chalk and flint pit. It is sited just east of the hamlet of Santon in the Little Ouse valley. Water rises here directly from the Chalk bedrock. The Mediaeval site of St Helen’s Church is an interesting historical feature close by, marked by hummocky ground west of the quarry.
North Cave Wetlands
18.2km from Pocklington Canal
North Cave Wetlands is a true example of a 21st Century nature reserve, developed in the footprint of a large sand and gravel quarry. It is is a peaceful place for a walk and to bird watch. There are also little ponds with dragonflies flying about. It is free to enter and park. It’s a great place to spend a day.
20.93km from Pocklington Canal
Goole Museum is a community museum that explores the history of the town and port and does so through permanent displays and a temporary exhibition program. Located on the first floor of the Goole Library building, the museum features displays on the history of Goole. The museum’s Education Room is available for booking by the community and school groups.
21.23km from Pocklington Canal
The majestic riverside ruins of Kirkham Priory are set in the beautiful Derwent valley on the edge of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kirkham Priory was founded as an Augustinian monastic house around 1120 by Walter Espec, Lord of Helmsley. The area was later used to test the D-Day landing vehicles and was visited by Winston Churchill. The ruins are now Grade I listed and in the care of English Heritage.
22.61km from Pocklington Canal
Whitgift Lighthouse at Ousefleet stands as a reminder of an earlier age, one when the county’s rivers were a lifeline for heavy industry. This lighthouse was a vital touchstone for vessels going to and from Goole and onwards to the North Sea. The whole length of the Rivers Ouse, Trent, and Humber is lined with marker lights, but Whitgift is the only full sized traditional lighthouse on the Ouse and Trent section.
Yorkshire Wolds Railway
23.05km from Pocklington Canal
A beautiful heritage railway right in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. The railway has a short demonstration line and an operational industrial diesel locomotive which provides cab rides to visitors. The railway has plans for expansion, work on which is underway as of April 2019. It was one of the iconic attractions which was set in the middle of beautiful nature.
RSPB Blacktoft Sands
23.34km from Pocklington Canal
Blacktoft Sands is part of the Humber estuary - one of the most important wildlife sites in the UK. Six shallow saline lagoons provide good birding throughout the year. An area of grazing marsh provides a home for wildfowl and waders through the autumn and spring and includes a large seasonally flooded area.
25.97km from Pocklington Canal
Castle Howard is a magnificent historic house in the north of England with ornate interiors, landscaped gardens and adventure playground and so more to enjoy. The house is familiar to television and film audiences as the fictional "Brideshead", both in Granada Television's 1981 adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited and in a two-hour 2008 adaptation for cinema. Today, it is part of the Treasure Houses of England group of heritage houses.
National Trust - Beningbrough Hall
26.85km from Pocklington Canal
Beningbrough Hall was built in 1716 for John Bourchier whose family had held the estate since Tudor times. It has baroque interiors, cantilevered stairs, wood carving, and central corridors which run the length of the house. Externally the house is a red-brick Georgian mansion with a grand drive running to the main frontage and a walled garden, The house is home to more than 100 portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. It has a restaurant, shop, and garden shop, and was shortlisted
26.97km from Pocklington Canal
Burton Bushes consists of approximately 26 acres of natural woodland on the western boundary of the Beverley Westwood pasture. Thew woodland is a remnant of the primeval forests that once covered the pasture area. It is one of the special areas with a scientific interest.
27.08km from Pocklington Canal
The Wagoners' Memorial is situated on the western side of Sledmere village, a little to the north of the gateway to the Church of St Mary. The unusual squat columnar memorial was designed by Sir Mark Sykes, 6th Baronet, and built in 1919–20. It became a Grade II listed building in 1966, upgraded to Grade I in February 2016. The memorial pays tribute to the fact that many other people died in addition to the soldiers including drivers, doctors and stretcher-bearers.
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Pocklington Canal, York, UK
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.