Useful Links

The Ramblers

The Windmill Walkers are affiliated members of the Ramblers.  Use these links to open their web site.

Ramblers - national organisation

Follow this link to the Ramblers national web site for country wide information.


East Riding and Derwent Ramblers

Follow this link to the local East Riding and Derwent Ramblers web site for details of local groups and walks.

Follow this link to the Ramblers Beverley Group walks programme.


Starting points for walks

The Ramblers have compiled a list of local walk starting points with grid references.  Whilst these places have been previously used, it is up to you to assess the current suitability of the location.  Follow this link to their website page.


East Riding of Yorkshire Council - Walking the Riding

Suggested walks with maps in the East Riding. Follow this link to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council - Walking the Riding website


Walking in Yorkshire

A regional section of John Harris' Walking in England web site.  A selection of free walks to download and print.  Hundreds of walks from which to choose.


Check the local weather forecast

BBC - Skidby weather forecast


Walkers are Welcome UK Network

Investigate this nationwide, initiative launched in 2007, to encourage towns and villages to be ‘welcoming to walkers’.  The network has expanded rapidly and there are now over 100 locations across the UK that have joined this innovative community-led scheme to benefit from Walkers are Welcome accreditation.


Walkers are Welcome in Market Weighton was the first town in the East Riding to be registered.  Accreditation was achieved in 2008.


Maps and Mapping

Where's the path  A free mapping site. Using a side by side combination of Ordnance Survey maps on the left of the screen and Google satellite image on the right, 'Where's the Path' allows you to follow paths on the map and ground image.  You can also create a route and print the map.  Ordnance Survey limits the daily of map usage of the site, so don't leave it too late in the day!  You can also view the OS 1930s maps to see how things have changed.

Ordnance Survey OS Maps Online  Configure your own walking map using the Ordnance Survey digital resources.  Free trial and then subscription.

My preferred mapping site is for ease of use and access to 1:25000 Ordnance Survey maps which show footpaths! It is also free to use!  This is the site to which our walk grid references link.


Public transport

Moors Bus  If you are planning a walk on the North Yorkshire Moors then the MOORS BUS service may be of use to you - runs on Sundays, July to September.


East Yorkshire Motor Services - Moors Explorer, the Sunday/Bank Holiday bus from Hull/Beverley up to the North York Moors, will be running again this year.  Details are on their website:


Web sites linking to the Windmill Walkers  Linking Sites

Ramblers national link
Ramblers local area link
Walking the riding website. Suggested walks within the East Riding of Yorkshire. - East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
BBC - Skidby weather forcast

Page updated 6/7/2016