BLACKTOFT

LOCATION

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Blacktoft, by the river Ouse, east of Goole, E.Yorkshire.
GR SE 842 243, OS Sheet 106. Many possible starting points; a good place could be at Faxfleet.

DISTANCE

Possible to roller anywhere south of Gilberdyke. Choice of routes. Recommended route by river via Blacktoft, Yokefleet, Laxton and Saltmarshe with return. Alternative route inland to Gilberdyke and return by different route.

SURFACE/DESIGNATION

Minor roads, straight, flat and quiet.

SAFETY DETAILS

Public roads, traffic is generally light. Can be muddy in autumn.

FACILITIES

Parking in many places. Small parking space by river at Faxfleet. Pubs in Blacktoft and Laxton. Shops in Gilberdyke. Toilets at garden centre in Gilberdyke.

OTHER DETAILS

Individual practice or day tours in groups. Mainly flat agricultural land. Attractive scenery by river; reedbeds and mudflats.

Martin Appleby,
Yorkshire Dales Cross Country Ski Club