Rowley Cottage is located in the Yorkshire Wolds village of Rowley and close to the popular Rowley Manor Country Hotel. Despite being in the countryside and surrounded by farm land we are only 6 miles from Beverley, 5 miles from Cottingham and 3 miles from South Cave.
Within our grounds we have over 3 acres of paddocks which is great for walking the dogs, come rain or shine. We sometimes take the dogs on a walk further afield on a lead with our own dogs, if they are willing and able.
Favourite walks in the area
When we can, we like to take our dogs further afield for a run out and some new smells. Here are a couple of our favourites, with OS Explorer Map 293 .
Drewton Loop OS grid ref. 920330
Park considerately on the access road to Drewton Manor. This walk is well signposted and gives great views across the Humber Estuary. Head along the track past the Drewton Estate buildings; turning left at the first signposted opportunity. The path climbs steeply upwards, then head off to the right still climbing slightly – this is where to look back at the fabulous views. The path tracks alongside a wood before coming out on the B1230. Turn right, staying safely on the verge, and take first right along a track. Following the signposts, the path loops back to towards Drewton Manor, first descending through a beautiful woodland path and past Diamond Cottage. At the end of the walk, Drewton Farm Shop & Tea Room is definitely worth a visit.
Walk at Walkington OS grid ref. 997372
Park at the Dog & Duck, so as to have tasty pint of real ale at the end – the food is excellent too. There are several walks from here, we like a ‘figure of eight’. Cross the road from the pub and up a footpath past the church, turn left onto the ‘Beverley 20’ before turning right past the horse paddocks. When the footpath come to a T-junction, turn right to head back into the village for a shorter walk, or turn left and past Risby Park Farm all the way down the track to the road. Turn left along the road, past the entrance to Risby Fishing Lakes (where there is a cafe if you need a cuppa), and keep going until the footpath sign to the left. Take it, keeping the woodland to your left and look through the trees for the folly on the lakeside. The path comes out onto the road, take a left and an immediate left onto a track, following the footpath back towards Risby Park Farm. Turn right and this time stay on the track, past Halfpenny Gate Cottages, and back into the village for a well earned drink.