Go on a high-tech treasure hunt near Market Weighton

  • Gecaching
Follow a circular walk around Market Weighton and Goodmanham village, hunting for treasure along a geocache trail – an adventure for the whole family.

Enjoy picturesque views whilst following a step-by-step trail in search of hidden treasure. Don’t worry, there’s no need to bring a spade or escape from pirates! All you need to do is download the trail and bring it with you during your visit.

Details of the 5 geocaches can be found on www.geocaching.com. They are called:

  • Yorkshire Wolds Way Geocache Trail - Railway
  • Yorkshire Wolds Way Geocache Trail - Stream
  • Yorkshire Wolds Way Geocache Trail - Well
  • Yorkshire Wolds Way Geocache Trail - Quarry
  • Yorkshire Wolds Way Geocache Trail - Village

Find them all and solve the clue, for a chance to own your very own National Trail Geocoin,

Market Weighton, known as the Heart of East Yorkshire, is a market town with Victorian and Georgian architecture. Its variety of shops and eateries make it an ideal place to visit. It’s also famous for being the home of the Yorkshire Giant, William Bradley, who was the tallest British man that ever lived - measuring a lofty 7ft 9" ! Have your photograph taken next to his life-sized statue outside the Town Hall. Also, don’t miss the ‘Giant Community Day’ celebrations in the town during early summer.

Goodmanham, just a mile away, is one of the oldest religious sites in England. Although once a focal point for Pagan worship, the town became the birthplace of Christianity in the north during the time of King Edwin of Northumberland. Good food and drink can be enjoyed at the award-winning Goodmanham Arms, a traditional pub with a small brewery making a variety of real ales. Alternatively visit the wonderful Fiddle Drill Tearooms.

The geocache route uses part of the old Market Weighton-Beverley railway line, which runs through a valley known as the Market Weighton Gap. The tracks are now gone and it forms part of the Hudson Way, part of the Yorkshire Wolds Way to Market Weighton. In spring and summer the edge of the old track is carpeted with flowers, (note: the flowers are protected, so please don’t pick them).

Location map

© Crown copyright and database rights 2013. Ordnance Survey 100021930.
Market Weighton
6.3 km (3.9 miles)
3 hours
OS Map: 
OS 294