The lock gates at Pocklington canal in East Yorkshire.

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On the western edge of the Wolds, Pocklington is an attractive market town dominated by the 15th century tower of its splendid church. Pocklington's pride and joy is Burnby Hall Gardens, home of Europe's largest water lily collection in two acres of lakes, with over 5,000 flowering plants. The collection was left to the people of Pocklington by Percy Marlborough Stewart of Burnby Hall, along with his collection of illustrations and objects from around the world, which is also on display.

Pocklington itself is well worth exploring, with many attractive buildings characterised by red pantile roofs, unusual street names and twisting alleys surrounding the market place. William Wilberforce, the famous slave law reformer, was a pupil at Pocklington Grammar School in the 18th century. One of a group of Pocklington's most historic buildings, Oak House is now a lively arts centre which also houses Pocklington Museum.

The villages surrounding Pocklington are among the most picturesque in all the Wolds. Huggate is centered around a pond which dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, and a large village green, where the well is reputed to be the deepest in England.

Millington village is full of reminders of the area`s farming history, such as the hooping iron on the main street, a tool which was used to shape cartwheels, and the Gate Inn, named after the local farmers' 'gaits' or grazing rights. Look for the map of the area painted onto the pub ceiling. There are lovely walks along Pocklington Canal and in nearby Millington Wood, one of the few remaining wooded dales in the Wolds and a popular local beauty spot and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Follow the scenic drive from Pocklington to explore the surrounding countryside and villages. For the more adventurous, why not arrange a flight from the Wolds Gliding Club, on the outskirts of the town. What better way to see the lovely Wolds scenery!

You can now Walk the Yorkshire Wolds with our new Walk the Wolds pack. Explore the peaceful landscapes of the Yorkshire Wolds with the new pack of walks and enjoy 15 circular walks through the rolling hills and picturesque villages.

The Walk the Wolds pack consists of a pack of laminated cards with 15 circular walks and information about the Wold's villages. They have been specifically designed to accompany you on your walks with maps, written directions and interesting facts to hand.

To purchase your pack for just £6, please contact Beverley Tourist Information Centre on 01482 391672 or beverley.tic@eastriding.gov.uk

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