Gypsey Race

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Gypsey Race


54°5′21″N 0°39′33″W / 54.08917°N 0.65917°W / 54.08917; -0.65917

North Sea at Bridlington

54°4′52″N 0°11′27″W / 54.08111°N 0.19083°W / 54.08111; -0.19083
Length 25 kilometres (16 mi)
Source elevation 114 metres (374 ft)
Basin area 253.8 square kilometres (98.0 sq mi)

The Gypsey Race is a stream that runs through the villages of West Lutton, East Lutton, Helperthorpe, Weaverthorpe, Butterwick, Foxholes, Wold Newton, Burton Fleming, Rudston and Boynton. The stream flows into the North Sea in Bridlington harbour.

The Gypsey Race rises in the Great Wold Valley through a series of springs, and flows intermittently. According to folklore, when the Gypsey Race is flowing, bad fortune is at hand.[1] It flowed in the year before the great plague of 1664, the restoration of Charles II, and the landing of William of Orange



  1. ^ Cooper, A.N. The Curiosities of East Yorkshire. E.T.W. Dennis.