This is my favourite short pocklington cycle route from The Bungalow. Particularly if I’m short of time or just fancy a leg stretch. At 12 miles and an elevation of 982ft it’s a decent workout. Most of the hill work is at the beginning (providing you head east from the Bungalow!) Head up KP hill and turn right on to Cobdale Lane. Leaving a stunning drop into Millington pastures.
Millington village is sixteen miles from beautiful historic York and almost three miles from the market town of Pocklington. It is known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Wolds, and popular with walkers and cyclists a like
Despite being a short cycle there are plenty of places for a cafe stop on route.
At the end of Cobdale lane you can turn right into Huggate to visit Rachel’s Walnut Cottage Tea Room, a family run tearoom where everything is fresh, home made and absolutely delicious.
The Wolds Inn also sits in the village of Huggate offering locally sourced home cooked food, local beers, a sizeable car park, a tidy beer garden to the rear and benches out the front of the pub.
One of my favourites stops on this route is the Ramblers Rest Tea Rooms.
“Renowned for its charming, cosy ambience and freshly cooked, homely food using family recipes and seasonal, local food, the Ramblers’ Rest at Millington offers guests a spacious area in which to enjoy the delights that have made it famous throughout Yorkshire and beyond.”
Home to the Yorkshire ‘Skon’, this is truly one of the best ‘Skon’ stops I’ve found on any Pocklington cycle route.
On leaving Millington, head down hill and south, which takes you down a bit of a decent, then a short climb. Free wheel all the way past the KP Golf Club on your right and the Madhyamaka Buddhist Centre at Kilnwick Percy Hall on your left. At the bottom of the hill take a right and make your way back into Pocklington.