Windmill Walkers

A friendly walking club based in the East Riding of Yorkshire




For planned walks please see the WALKS menu above.


Latest Information


This area will b e used to show walk changes due to, for example, bad weather.


  • Christmas Lunch - 12 Dec 2018. Yes, it is early notice, but we are returning to The Millhouse at Skidby this year. Menu choices and payment to the Treasurer from 10 Oct please.


  • Closure of Hessle/Ferriby foreshore footpath/cycle route from the Country Park Inn to Riverside Walkway at North Ferriby, will be closed from Monday (16 July 2019).

The closure is likely to last 6-12 months and is for emergency ground investigations and any subsequent safety works.

The only alternative route is via the roads and notices will be put up at all access points to the route.

They are likely to totally fence off the footpath both at the pub access point and at the eastern end of Riverside walkway. This is due to problems during the last closure of people ignoring notices and trying to pass by the ongoing works. On this occasion the initial works are likely to completely block the route, so it simply is not safe to have people passing by.


  • The Windmill Walkers has recently joined The Walking Partnership. This partnership, supported by RWH Travel Limited, provides direct financial contributions to local walking groups. When booking a holiday with them you may nominate our group for a donation. Please read our link page Walking Partnership. (23/03/18)


  • Volunteer leaders are needed to complete this year's planned walks. Available dates are highlighed in yellow.


Nothing more to report.


(Updated 06/09/2018)


Events & Notes


  • In 2017 members walked over 8300 miles with the club (31/12/17)


Recent events


  • 10 Jan 2018 The club Annual General Meeting was held at the Duke of Cumberland Public House, Market Green, Cottingham. After reports of a successful 2017, the club committee was re-elected and a £100 donation made to the REMAP disability charity.


  • 13 Dec 2017 The club annual Christmas lunch at the Millhouse, Skidby. Thanks again, to EP and CP for their excellent organisation. Photos - 2017 Christmas lunch.


  • 05 July 2017 Coach ramble to Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire. Photographs are on the Photo Gallery.


  • Apr-May 2017 long walk - The Priory 900

As well as our normal weekly Wednesday and monthly Sunday walks,the club tackled the 68 miles of the Priory 900, from York to Bridlington, on six Spring Mondays. Click the link for more details: 2017 Priory 900


  • 18 Jan 2017 Annual General Meeting was held at the Duke of Cumberland Public House, Cottingham.


  • 14 Dec 2016 The annual Windmill Walkers' Christmas Lunch was held at The Millhouse, Skidby. - Click for photos. Thanks, once again, to EP and CP for their excellent organisation.



  • Apr-May 2016 The 2016 Wilberforce Way The walk has been completed! Twelve members took part - three walked the whole route. View the photographs on the 'Photo Gallery' (01/06/16)


  • 15 Apr 2016

A First Aid Course instructed by the British Red Cross was attended by 10 club members.


  • Feb 2016

Letters of thanks for our charity donations were received from Make a Wish and C.H.I.E.F.


  • 09 Jan 2016 Annual General Meeting was held at the King William Public House, Cottingham.


  • 16 Dec 2015

An excellent club Christmas Lunch was enjoyed at The Triton in Brantingham. A big thank you to EP and CP for organising it.


  • 4 Dec 2015

Meeting to complete the walks plan for 2016 - King William Public House, Hallgate, Cottingham. If you have a suggestion for a walk which you would like to lead then please contact Ian or the secretary. We will provide help with the organisation.


  • 1 Jul 2015

A very enjoyable Coach ramble to the Pickering area was held with a choice of 7 or 11 mile routes. This was followed by an excellent meal at Harper's Staxton restaurant on the way home. Special thanks to to C and E P for the excellent organisation.


  • 21 Jan 2015

Letter of thanks received from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for our £100 donation.


Welcome to the Windmill Walkers' web site

Skidby Mill. The last working windmill in Yorkshire.
New name badges issued May 2016.

The Windmill Walkers Rambling Club was established in 1999. It was formed in Skidby, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, where you will find the only working windmill in East Yorkshire - hence the club name.


With a membership of over 90 adults, the club is managed by a committee of annually elected volunteers.


We concentrate on a programme of member led, weekly Wednesday walks of some 5 to 7 miles which attract around 30 walkers, and longer weekend walks once each month on the 3rd Sunday involving 10 or 12 regular walkers.


Wednesday walks usually start at 10:00am ending at about 1:00pm with an optional lunch at a suitable pub or cafe. We take a break at about 11am for a drink and snack. Most walks take place in the East Riding of Yorkshire with occasional visits to North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.


If you would like to try a walk with us then please contact us by e-mail. We hope that you enjoy our company so much that after two walks you will want to become a member. Please wear adequate footwear and clothing. Whilst we take care when planning walks, when you do walk with the club, you are responsible for your own safety and ensuring that you are fit enough to take part.


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Annual membership is £10.00, renewable in January. Our constitution and membership application form are available in the Document Store.


Our group is affiliated to the Ramblers and we support their aims and objectives. We hold civil liability insurance to help protect our members and leaders on organised club walks.


Have a look at our 'Useful Links' page with details of other local and national organisations and suggested walks.


For further information or to request membership please contact the secretary using the 'Contact us' menu button above.


When planning your walk you may check the local weather at the BBC website.

Page updated 29/05/2018

An East Riding of Yorkshire walking club serving towns and villages including - Market Weighton, Withernsea, Preston, Hedon, Walkington, Cottingham, Beverley, Skidby, Hessle, Hull, Westella, Kirkella, North and South Cave. Weekend and Wednesday walks.