What To Do
WHAT TO DO AND WALKS & CYCLE ROUTES
“East Yorkshire, to the uninitiated, just looks like a lot of little hills. But it does have these marvelous valleys that were caused by glaciers, not rivers. So it is unusual.”
David Hockney – very famous artist who resides in East Yorkshire 1937-
The Half Moon Inn is situated at Newton Upon Derwent, a beautiful village off the A1079 in the Vale of York in East Yorkshire, some 5 miles west of the picturesque rural market town of Pocklington. Only twenty minutes from the centre of the ancient city of York, the pub is ideally placed to all visitors to the area, be they on foot, cycle or car.
Not only adjacent to the Wolds Way, the pub is also directly on the route of the 5 Parishes Circular Walk (copies are available at the pub). You can explore our neighbouring villages or just take the lovely walk around Newton and down to the banks of the Derwent.
Newton Upon Derwent is encompasses many exhilarating cycle routes and the Half Moon Inn welcomes cyclists and walkers alike, happy to provide a welcoming break.
Pocklington, on the edge of the Vale of York and the Yorkshire Wolds is an ancient settlement with a weekly Tuesday market and a noted selection of independent shops. The town boasts many attractions including the award winning Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum and the Pocklington Arts Centre, as well as the Pocklington Canal. Enjoy a couple of hours exploring this hidden gem of a market town before or after your visit to the Half Moon Inn, only a 10 minute drive away.
Links to the cycle and walking routes.