Welton Dale Circular Walk, East Yorkshire
We were keen to get back into doing walks and hikes as soon as our baby boy was ready. We started with a short and easy walks and Welton Dale Circular walk in East Yorkshire was the first one we did in Spring. Matas was 7 months old. The walk is only 15 minutes drive from Hull. It is also a good spot for seeing spring woodland flowers, especially the iconic bluebells.
Distance: 5km/ 3 miles
Time: 2 hours for use but can be done in 1.5 hours
Suitable with pushchair? It is not ideal,but doable. The terrain was pretty much flat but uneven at some places. It may be a bit bumpy ride for the baby in a pushchair
Parking: We parked opposite the Green Dragon pub at Welton village
Elevation: Maximum elevation 122 meters
Features: Woodland, fields, woodland flowers (in May)
Amenities: No toilet, couple pubs available at the beginning of the route
Route map: We followed National Trail directions- see here for details
Mill Pond just after leaving Welton
The walk starts at a small village Welton. We parked next to the Green Dragon Pub. Alternatively, there was of street parking as well.
1. The route was simple and straightforward. After parking we passed the Church at Welton village and turned left into the Dale road. We followed the Dale road till we saw the sign indicating Welton Dale public path.
2. Followed the path straight and passed the Mill pond on the right and reached a gate to Welton Dale. The walk continues straight after entering woodland as well.
3. After emerging from the woodland we reached a road and turned right.
Animals in Welton Dale
5. We were half way done and returning to the starting point. We followed the path ahead along the field edge.
6. Eventually we joined tarmac road and traced back our steps to the starting point.
Heading back to Welton
We did the walk in May and found the spring woodland flowers- bluebells and even wild garlic. Seeing blankets of woodland flowers is always on my 'to see' list. Bluebells are probably the most iconic woodland flowers and very easily recognised by the intense blue petals and white-cream coloured pollen. They flower mid April-May. The white flowers in the picture below were Ramson, also known as wild garlic. You can recognise them by six white petals and a leafless stalk, oh and they smell like garlic.
This was an easy and pretty walk for all family. You could even have a picnic along the way 🌲