Hockney Trail

Finding Hockney Art Locations in the Yorkshire Wolds

This is not an official Hockney Inc, website. It is a tribute to the art work that David Hockney has done in the Yorkshire Wolds.

David Hockney Art Locations in the Yorkshire Wolds:

To see the locations on an Ordnance Survey map, a good website to use is located here. Type in the grid reference (for example SE 89487 50188) into the search box and you will be presented with a map alongside a Google satellite image.

The route starts near Warter in East Yorkshire and meanders its way through the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds.

Bigger Trees near Warter

Bigger Trees near Warter

A: Bigger Trees near Warter, 2007. This is the location of Hockney’s largest ever painting that he has made. It consists of 50 canvases and has toured a number of the larger galleries around the UK. Unlike the next stop these trees are still standing.
Grid: SE 89487 50188
lat=”53.940095″ lon=”-0.638250″
Satnav Postcode: YO42 1XJ is the location of Dalton Gate Cottage which is in the painting painting.
Google Street View

 

Bigger Trees near Warter QR Code

Bigger Trees near Warter QR


Less Trees near Warter

Less Trees near Warter

B: Bigger Trees, 2007.  This is the location of the other stand of beech trees that Hockney was painting. Before he could complete the series foresters felled them.
Grid: SE 88432 48763
lat=”53.927472″ lon=”-0.654728″
Satnav Postcode: YO42 1XU is 297m, 325yds, 0:04 minutes walk from where the painting was created in an easterly direction. However when you arrive you will see newly planted saplings, so the best that can be done is look at what they looked like on Google Street View. Hockney painted these on a computer and named it ‘Less Trees Near Warter‘, 2009

 

Bigger Trees

Bigger Trees QR

 


Warter Vista

Warter Vista

C: Warter Vista, 2006 oil on 2 canvases. A view looking to the north towards the village of Warter down Bailey Dale. Hunger Hill is to the right.
Grid: SE 87765 49310
lat=”53.932506″ lon=”-0.664737″
Satnav Postcode: YO42 1XU  and is 1.17km, 0.72mi, 0:14 minutes walk in the direction of Warter
Google Street View

 

 

Warter Vista AR

Warter Vista QR

 


A Wider Valley Millington

A Wider Valley Millington

D: A Wider Valley. Millington, 2004 watercolour and gouache on paper. A fantastic valley which is a favourite with walkers and cyclists,
Grid: SE 84790 53949
lat=”53.974679″ lon=”-0.708747″
Satnav Postcode: YO42 1TX is at the centre of Millington village and is 3.26km, 2.03mi, 0:46 minutes walk from the site of the painting which is in an easterly direction.
Google Street View 

 

 

A Wider Valley

A Wider Valley Millington QR


Huggates St Marys Church Spire

Huggates St Marys Church Spire

E: Huggates’s St. Mary’s Church Spire, August 2005. Huggate can be seen in the distance across the fields.
Grid: SE 87336 55336
lat=”53.986717″ lon=”-0.669544″
Satnav Postcode: YO42 1YL. 742m, 812yds, 0:09 walk from the location where the painting was created on York Lane.
Google Street View 

 

 

Huggates St Marys Church Spire QR

Huggates St Marys Church Spire QR


Garrowby Hill

Garrowby Hill

F: Garrowby Hill, 1998  oil on canvas, 60×76 in.
At the top of the hill there is a layby. Looking west you will see the vale of York. On a clear day the Pennines are in view. – see Garrowby Hill Post. He also painted Going up Garrowby Hill, 2000. This view would be from the bottom.
Grid: SE 80285 56650
lat=”53.999672″ lon=”-0.776703″
Satnav Postcode: YO42 1TE. The location for this is Hill Top Farm at the top of Garrowby Hill which is a short distance from the layby on Garrowby Hill in the direction of York. Here are the best views across the Vale of York.
Google Street View 

 

Garrowby Hill QR

Garrowby Hill QR

 


G: Bugthorpe ValleyAugust 2005 oil on canvas 61×91.5 cm
Actually located at Painsthorpe Dale. Park next to road where footpath down the valley starts. – See Bugthorpe Post
Grid: SE 82216 58275
lat=”54.013968″ lon=”-0.746812″
Satnav Postcode: YO41 1RG is 1.01km, 0.63mi, 0:19 walk from from Kirkby Underdale to Painsthorpe Dale (Bugthorpe Valley) in an easterly direction.
Google Street View

 

Bugthorpe Valley QR

Bugthorpe Valley QR



H: Unknown - From the imagine film “A Bigger Picture” by Colugo Pictures filmed and interviewed by Bruno Wollheim’s looking up Fotherdale towards Fotherdale Farm which is home of the Robert Fuller Gallery. Drive up Huggate Hill towards the top. The picture was painted looking to the right across Thixendale up Fotherdale.
Grid: SE 84467 60654
lat=”54.034977″ lon=”-0.711811″
Satnav Postcode: YO17 9TG is at the centre of Thixendale village and will be 529m, 579yds, 0:09 minutes walk to the painting location up Huggate Hill.
Google Street View 

 

Unknown Title Huggate Hill

Unknown Title Huggate Hill QR


Wheat Field near Fridaythorpe

Wheat Field near Fridaythorpe

I: Wheat Field near Fridaythorpe, August, 2005 – Continue driving up Huggate Hill to where the road flattens out. The view to the right is towards South Brackenholme Dale and North Brackenholme Dale to the right viewed across the picturesque Thixendale.
Grid: SE 84462 60096
lat=”54.029966″ lon=”-0.712041″
Satnav Postcode: YO25 9SB is at Gill’s Farm which 1.00km, 0.62mi, 0:14 minutes walk towards Thixendale where the painting was created.
Google Street View 

 

 

Wheatfield near Fridaythorpe QR

Wheatfield near Fridaythorpe QR


Three Trees near Thixendale

Three Trees near Thixendale

J: Three Trees near Thixendale, Winter 2007 – This site is just over 2 miles from the Huggate Hill site previously. There is a small layby just beyond the 3 trees. – See Thixendale Post
Grid: SE 86822 62287
lat=”54.049261″ lon=”-0.675402″
Satnav Postcode: YO17 9TE which is located at Burdale Farm and is 571m, 624yds, 0:07 Minutes walk east of the painting location.
Google Street View 

 

 

Three Trees near Thixendale QR

Three Trees near Thixendale QR


The Road to York through Sledmere

The Road to York through Sledmere

K: The Road to York Through Sledmere, 1979 – David Hockney visited here and painted the red brick houses, the Tritton Inn and the monument to Sir Christopher Sykes. The monument is opposite the gates to Sledmere House. See Sledmere Post. While at Sledmere make sure you visit the Triton Art Gallery located opposite the entrance to Sledmere House.
Grid: SE 93544 64784
lat=”54.070526″ lon=”-0.571997″
Satnav Postcode: YO25 3XL is in the centre of the village. This would be a good starting point for a walk through Sledmere.
Google Street View 

 

The Road to York Through Sledmere QR

The Road to York Through Sledmere QR

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Road to York through Sledmere

The Road to York through Sledmere

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tracks Into Wheat Field Near Langtoft

Tracks Into Wheat Field Near Langtoft

L: Tracks Into Wheat Field Near Langtoft, July 2005 Just outside the village of Langtoft on the road to Kilham.
Grid: TA 01433 66160
lat=”54.081397″ lon=”-0.451019″
Satnav Postcode: YO25 3TU is 320m, 349yds, 0:05 minutes walk from the painting location in the direction of Kilham.
Google Street View 

 

 

Tracks Into Wheat Field Near Langtoft QR

Tracks Into Wheat Field Near Langtoft QR

 


Late Spring Tunnel May

Late Spring Tunnel May

M. Late Spring Tunnel May, 2006 – At the edge of the village of Kilham, Hockney painted a series of paintings of the same subject during the spring, summer, autumn and winter.Another picture was painted called ‘Wheat Field Beyond the Tunnel’, 16 August 2006. While in Kilham visit the Hogan Art Gallery on East Street. Tony Hogan also runs art courses in the Yorkshire Wolds around Kilham in many of the locations that David Hockney has visited.

 

 

 

Late Spring Tunnel QR

Late Spring Tunnel QR

 

 

Looking East

Looking East

It took quite a while to find ‘Looking East’, 2006. You will find the location of this painting at the tunnel in Kilham. As you look up the tunnel, you will see an old looking elderflower tree which has over the years been cut to form part of the hedge. In the background beyond the oil seed rape field is a stand of trees which are featured in ‘Puddle near Kilham‘.
For the Kilham locations see also this post
Grid: TA 04814 64760
lat=”54.068140″ lon=”-0.399842″
Satnav Postcode: YO25 4TA is 563m, 616yds, 0:07 minutes walk from Hockneys Tunnel. On the way you will pass the location of ‘Puddle Near Kilham’
Google Street View 


Puddle Near Kilham

Puddle Near Kilham

N. Puddle Near KilhamOctober 2005 oil on canvas 91.5×122 cm – This location is a short walk from ‘The Tunnel’ and is located on Back Lane. He also visited the same site again and painted ‘Bigger Puddle Near KilhamNovember 2005 oil on canvas 91.5×122 cm with the main difference that the trees have lost many of their leaves.
Grid: TA 05093 64620
lat=”54.066831″, long=”-0.395637″
Satnav Postcode: YO25 4TA is 224m, 245yds, 0:03 Minutes walk from the painting location in a westerly direction.
Google Street View 

 

Puddle Near Kilham

Puddle Near Kilham QR


The Road to Thwing, Late Spring

The Road to Thwing, Late Spring

O. The Road to Thwing, Late Spring, 2006 – Just north of Kilham on Thwing Road. This location was one of the more difficult to find.

 

 

 

 

Harvesting Near The Road to Thwing

Harvesting Near The Road to Thwing

In the same location the painting ’Harvesting Near The Road to Thwing‘ was created in the same year.
Grid: TA 05801 66398
lat=”54.082656″ lon=”-0.384200″
Satnav Postcode: YO25 4RT is located 1.50km, 0.93mi, 0:23 minutes walking in the direction of Thwing heading north.
Google Street View 

 

 

Harvesting Near The Road to Thwing QR

Harvesting Near The Road to Thwing QR

 

 


One of the Locations of Midsummer

One of the Locations of Midsummer

P. Midsummer: East Yorkshire, 2004 –  In Kilham, Hockney painted some of the paintings that made up a thirty six part watercolour work on paper. A computer painting called ‘Kilham with Church‘ was done in 2008. Some paintings were also created in Kilham for the series ‘Drawing in a Printing Machine‘ which saw the artist experimenting with computers to create art..
Grid: TA 06516 64423
lat=”54.064765″ lon=”-0.373964″
Satnav Postcode: YO25 4RE is Kilham Post Office.
Google Street View

 

 

Midsummer: East Yorkshire

Midsummer: East Yorkshire QR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track and Hedgerow

Track and Hedgerow

Not too far from this location on the road to Rudston, Hockney created the painting ‘Track and Hedgerow‘ in 2006.
Grid: TA 0882 6666
lat: “54.084432″ lon=”-0.337819″
Sat Nav Postcode: YO25 4UU is 497m, 543yds, 0:07 minutes walk in the direction of Kilham from Rudston.
Google Street View

 


Elderflower Blossom Kilham

Elderflower Blossom, Kilham

Q. Elderflower Blossom, Kilham, July, 2006 oil on 2 canvases – The location of this is on East End on the way out of the village towards Woldgate.
Grid: TA 07333 64548
lat=”54.065716″ lon=”-0.361449″
Satnav Postcode:  YO25 4RY will be the actual location of the painting.
Google Street View 

 

 

 

Elderflower Blossom, Kilham

Elderflower Blossom, Kilham QR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yorkshire, 18 & 31 Jan 06, 2006

Yorkshire, 18 & 31 Jan 06, 2006

Continuing along Woldgate from Kilham in the direction of Bridlington and 1000 metres away you will find the tree that is titled ‘Yorkshire, 18 & 31 Jan 06, 2006‘. I first saw this painting in the L.A. Louver online gallery.
Grid: TA 08192 64850
lat=”54.0683333333″, lon=”-0.348″
Google Street View 

 

 

 

Yorkshire, 18 & 31 Jan 06

Yorkshire, 18 & 31 Jan 06 QR


Woldgate Before Kilham

R. Woldgate Before Kilham, 2007 Oil on two (2) canvases, 48 x 72 in. (121.9 x 182.9 cm). Next to the passing space on Woldgate approximately 0.75 miles from ‘Elderflower Blossom, Kilham’
Grid: TA 08378 65002
lat=” 54.069579″, lon=”-0.345329″
Satnav Postcode: YO25 4SB. This will take you to Tuft Hill Farm. When at the farm entrance on Woldgate the place where it was painted is 155m, 169yds, 0:02 minutes walk towards Kilham in a westerly direction.
Google Street View

 

Woldgate Before Kilham

Woldgate Before Kilham QR


A Bigger Picture - Coluga Pictures Film Location

A Bigger Picture – Coluga Pictures Film Location

Just before ‘Early Blossom; there is another tree that was featured in the Coluga Film ‘A Bigger Picture’ by Bruno Wollheim. Watching this film reveals quite a few more locations of where David Hockney has been painting.
Grid: TA 11623 66254
lat=”54.080134″, lon=”-0.295306″
Google Street View 

 

 

 

Coluga Film ‘A Bigger Picture’ by Bruno Wollheim QR

Coluga Film ‘A Bigger Picture’ by Bruno Wollheim QR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Blossom, Woldgate

S. Early Blossom, Woldgate, 2009 oil on canvas 36 X 72″. Located at a passing place in the direction of Kilham on Woldgate.

Grid: TA 12011 66380
lat=”54.081183″, lon=”-0.28933″
Satnav Postcode: YO25 4SB is 3.72km, 2.31mi, 0:48 from the entrance to Tuft Hill Farm in the direction of Bridlington. The painting was done facing towards Kilham.
Google Street View 


Woldgate Winter Timber

Woldgate Winter Timber

T. Winter Timber, 2009 - The tall tree stump appears in many of Hockneys art works and is often referred to as a totem. For Woldgate locations see this post. I believe that it was around this location that the painting ‘Woldgate, Crisp Morning‘ , January 2006 oil on canvas 91.5×122 cm would have been  painted.
Grid: TA 13206 66872
lat=”54.085343″ lon=”-0.270887″
Satnav Postcode: YO16 4XE and is the location of the cattery and riding stables and is 1.45km, 0.90mi, 0:21 minutes walk to the place where the painting was created in a westerly direction.
Google Street View 

Woldgate Totem

Woldgate Totem in Spring

Totems feature in many of the paintings that are in the exhibition ‘A Bigger Picture’. The one here is next to the road, to the left of a track that leads through the woods and swathes of the wild flower red campion which flower between May and June.

 

 

 

 

Woldgate Winter Timber QR

Woldgate Winter Timber QR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roads and Cornfields

Roads and Cornfields

A short walk from here is another view which Hockney used to create a painting called ‘Roads and Cornfields‘, East Yorkshire in the Midsummer series in 2004. At the cross roads on Woldgate head towards Boynton until exiting the woodland. At this location the water colour ‘After Rain‘ was created which was a part of the 36 painting series called ‘Mid Summer’

The location is 725m, 793yds, 0:12 minutes walk from the location of ‘Winter Timber

Grid: TA 1275 6713
lat=”54.087774″ lon=”-0.277729″
Google Street View 

Roads and Cornfields

Roads and Cornfields QR

 


Woldgate Woods

Woldgate Woods

U. Woldgate Woods – Hockney painted a series of 6 canvases through the different seasons.during 2006.
Grid: TA 13723 67017
lat=”54.086526″ lon=”-0.262937″
Satnav Postcode: YO16 4XE is the postcode for the cattery and riding stables and the painting location is 892m, 976yds, 0:11 minutes walk away in a westerly direction.
Google Street View 

 

 

Woldgate Woods

Woldgate Woods QR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walnut Trees

Walnut Trees

Walnut Trees -Whilst in Woldgate Woods from Woldgate walk towards the village of Boynton down the track which crosses Woldgate. Before you arrive at Home Farm at the bottom of the hill there is a row of walnut trees on the left. It is here that Hockney created the painting ‘Walnut Trees’ in 2006.
Grid: TA 13622 67512
lat=”54.091″ lon=”-0.2645″
Satnav Postcode: YO16 4XJ is near St. John the Baptist Church in Boynton and is 441m, 482yds, 0:06 minutes from the location of where the painting was created in the direction of Carnaby.
There is no Google Street View for this location. The location on Google Maps is here

 

Walnut Trees

Walnut Trees QR


The Arrival of  Spring on Woldgate

The Arrival of Spring on Woldgate

V: The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, 2011 – A series of paintings marking the beginning of springtime. Park near the Woldgate Trekking Centre. Next to the bridge is a Caravan Club certified site.
Grid: TA 14520 67316
lat=”54.089040″ lon=”-0.250636″
Satnav Postcode: YO16 4XE is the actual location of the painting of the bridge.
Google Street View 

 

 

The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate

The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate QR


Woldgate Winter Tree

Woldgate Winter Tree

W: Woldgate Winter Tree, 2006 – As well as this picture, looking north from Woldgate are two stands of trees and a couple of houses called Easton Farm on the road to Boynton. Hockney used this view to paint Road and Two Trees East Yorkshire. Located on Easton Road, Easton Farm is a short distance from the Eastfield Garden Centre which has two quality cafes.
Grid: TA 15206 67394
lat=”54.089585″ lon=”-0.240122″
Satnav Postcode: YO16 4XE is 639m, 698yds, 0:09 minutes walk towards Bridlington from the cattery.
Google Street View

 

Road and Two Trees East Yorkshire

Road and Two Trees East Yorkshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woldgate Winter Tree QR

Woldgate Winter Tree QR

 


Woldgate Tree

Woldgate Tree

X: Woldgate Tree May 2006 – An old gnarly ash tree. Hockney visited this location at least twice to paint  ’Woldgate Tree‘ , February 2006 oil on canvas 91.5×122 cm. Once in the winter and then in the spring time of the same year.
Grid: TA 15630 67353
lat=”54.089125″ lon=”-0.233669″
Satnav Postcode: YO16 4DB is the cattery and the painting location is 1.08km, 0.67mi, 0:15 minutes walk away in the direction of Bridlington
Google Street View

 

Woldgate Tree

Woldgate Tree QR

 

 


25 Trees between Bridlington School and Morrison’s supermarket along Bessingby Road in the Semi-Egyptian style

25 Trees between Bridlington School and Morrison’s supermarket along Bessingby Road in the Semi-Egyptian style

Y: 25 Trees between Bridlington School and Morrison’s supermarket along Bessingby Road in the Semi-Egyptian style, 2010 – a triptych showing a panorama of trees taken during summer, autumn and winter 2011. The print is approximately 30 feet long. Best viewed from the entrance to the fire station.
Grid: TA 17217 66786
lat=”54.083676″ lon=”-0.209625″
Satnav Postcode:  YO16 4SH is the location of the store ‘Pets at Home’ and the the photographs of the trees on Bessingby Road start opposite the firestation.
Google Street View 

 

 

 

25 Trees between Bridlington School and Morrison’s supermarket along Bessingby Road in the Semi-Egyptian style QR

25 Trees between Bridlington School and Morrison’s supermarket along Bessingby Road in the Semi-Egyptian style QR


 

To fully appreciate much of the Yorkshire Wolds that David Hockney OM CH RA has chosen to paint you have to leave the main roads and take a tour down the narrow lanes that criss cross the Wolds.

The route is as follows:

1. Starting in Londesborough head northeast on Londesborough Hill towards Nunburnholme Hill for 1.1 miles then take first right and continue for 3 miles. Arrive at ‘Bigger Trees near Warter’.

2. From ‘Bigger Trees near Warter’, head south in the direction you came from towards Londesborough for 1.3 miles and and turn right towards Warter. At this junction Hockney painted the ‘Lesser Trees near Warter’. Continue 0.5 miles and stop at ‘Warter Vista’

3. ‘Warter Vista’ (Grid: SE 87765 49310) to a ‘Wider Valley, Millington’
From ‘Warter Vista’, continue down the hill towards Warter for 0.6 miles. Turn left in the village, and drive for 0.3 miles along the B1246 turning right on to Butt Lane. Continue driving for 3.4 miles. Millington Valley will be signposted. Turn sharp left in to Millington Valley and drive for 1.6 miles to where ‘Wider Valley, Millington’ was created.

4. ‘Wider Valley, Millington’ (Grid: SE 84790 53949) to ‘Huggates’s St. Mary’s Church Spire’.
Turn round, and drive for 1.6 miles to the junction. Turn left towards Huggate and drive for 0.7 miles. Turn left on to York Lane and continue for 0.3 miles. ’Huggates’s St. Mary’s Church Spire’ can be viewed on the right looking towards Huggate across the fields.

5. ‘Huggates’s St. Mary’s Church Spire’ (Grid: SE 87336 55336) to ‘Garrowby’
Continue driving along York Lane for 3 miles and turn left on to the A166. Park in the layby at the top of Garrowby Hill in 1.9 miles.

6. ‘Garrowby Hill’ (Grid: SE 80285 56650) to ‘Bugthorpe Valley’.
Do a U turn and drive along the A166 for 1 mile and turn left on to Worsendale Road and drive 0.9 miles. Turn left on to Painsthorpe Lane. After 0.2 miles stop. ‘Bugthorpe Valley’ is on the left. On maps this valley is known as Painsthorpe Dale.

7. ‘Bugthorpe Valley’ (Grid: SE 82216 58275) to ‘Wheat Field near Fridaythorpe’.
Turn round on Painthorpe Lane and drive 0.2 miles to the junction then turn left. In 0.2 miles turn right towards
Thixendale. In 2 miles turn sharp right on to Huggate Hill and drive 0.5 miles to ‘What Field near Fridaythorpe’

8. ‘Wheat Field near Fridaythorpe’ (Grid: SE 84462 60096) to ‘Three Trees near Thixendale’ .
Head back down the hill towards Thixendale for 0.5 miles in the direction of Fimber. In 1.8 miles you will arrive at ‘Three Trees near Warter’. Just after the trees there is a small layby.

9. ‘Three Trees near Thixendale’ (Grid: SE 86822 62287) to ‘The Road to York Through Sledmere’.
Continue heading east towards Fimber for 2.2 miles and turn left on to the B1251 and drive for 5.6 miles arriving in Sledmere. Many of the elements of ‘The Road to York Through Sledmere’ can be found here.

10. ‘The Road to York through Sledmere’  (Grid: SE 93544 64784) to ‘Tracks Into Wheat Field Near
Langtoft’.
From Sledmere head towards Bridlington on the B1253 for 5.5 miles to the round about and take the 3 exit towards Langtoft for 1.7 miles. In Langtoft turn left at the mini roundabout on to Kilham Road and drive for 0.3 miles. Just after leaving Langtoft, ‘Tracks Into Wheat Field Near Langtoft’ is on the left.

11. ‘Tracks Into Wheat Field Near Langtoft’ (Grid: TA 01433 66160) to ‘Late Spring Tunnel’
Drive in the direction of Kilham for 2.3 miles. ‘Late Spring Tunnel’ is on the left. ‘Looking East’ was also painted on the right hand side of the tunnel.

12. ‘Late Spring Tunnel’ (Grid: TA 04814 64760) to ‘Puddle Near Kilham’
Continue towards Kilham for 0.1 miles and turn left, drive for 0.1 miles and ’Puddle Near Kilham’ is on the left’.

13. ‘Puddle Near Kilham’ (Grid: TA 05093 64620) to ‘The Road to Thwing, Late Spring’
Drive along Back Lane for 0.5 miles and turn left at fork for 360 feet. Turn slightly left and head in the direction of Thwing for 1 mile. ‘The Road to Thwing, Late Spring’ can be seen on the right hand side.

14.’The Road to Thwing, Late Spring’  (Grid: TA 05801 66398) to ‘Midsummer’ (Kilham)
Turn round and drive back towards Kilham for 1.1 miles. Turn left on to North Back Lane and drive for 0.4 miles. Turn right on to Church Lane, drive for 500 feet. Turn left on to East Street. Looking back towards the church is one of the views that appeared in the ‘Midsummer’ series.

15. ‘Midsummer’ (Grid: TA 06516 64423) to ‘Track and Hedgerow’
Head along east street in the direction of Bridlington for 450 feet and turn left on to Burton Road. Continue for 0.3 miles and turn left on to Kilham Lane towards Rudston for 1.6 miles. ‘Track and Hedgerow’ is on the right.

16. ‘Track and Hedgerow’ (Grid: TA 0882 6666) to ‘Elderflower Blossom, Kilham’
Head back towards Kilham for 1.6 miles and bear left for 0.3 miles. Turn lef on to East end and drive for 0.4 miles. ‘Elderflower Blossom, Kilham’ was painted on the right looking in the direction of Kilham’

17. ‘Elderflower Blossom, Kilham’ (Grid: TA 07333 64548) to ‘Yorkshire, 18 & 31 Jan 06, 2006′
Head along Woldgate for 0.6 miles and there is a tree on the left with a double trunk. This is the tree that features in the painting.

18 ‘Yorkshire, 18 & 31 Jan 06, 2006′ (Grid: TA 08192 64850) to ‘Woldgate Before Kilham’.
Continue along Woldgate for 0.2 miles to the passing place where there is a passing place for traffic. It was this point that ‘Woldgate Before Kilham’ was created.

19. ‘Woldgate Before Kilham’ (Grid: TA 08378 65002) to ‘Early Blossom Woldgate’.
Continue driving along Woldgate for 2.6 miles where you will find the location of ‘Early Blossom Woldgate’. At the end of the hedgerow on the right you will see a small lane across the fields. The painting was made looking towards Kilham with the hedgerow on the right.

20. ‘Early Blossom Woldgate’ (Grid: TA 12011 66380) to ‘Winter Timber’
Driving 0.8 miles further along Woldgate there is the location of of ‘Winter Timber’. It is unfortunate that one of the main features of many of the Hockney paintings was cut down by vandals. Just before this there is a left turn which takes you to Boynton. At the edge of the woods down the hill the painting ‘Roads and Cornfields’ was created.

21. ‘Winter Timber’ (Grid: TA 13206 66872) to ‘Woldgate Woods’
0.3 miles further in Woldgate Woods where many of the larger paintings were created. Parking your car here, you can turn left and go down the hill following a track to Boynton. It is down this track that ‘Walnut Trees’ (Grid: TA 13622 67512) was painted.

22. ‘Woldgate Woods’ (Grid: TA 13723 67017) to ‘The Arrival of Spring’
Continuing along Woldgate for 0.5 miles to the riding stables there is a bridge which is the subject of which appears in the series.

23. The Arrival of Spring’ (Grid: TA 14520 67316) to ‘Woldgate Tree’
0.7 miles further on the left there is an old ash tree that features in the painting ‘Woldgate Tree’ (Grid: TA 15630 67353)  On the way here there are a number of other paintings that can be spotted including ‘Road and Two Trees East Yorkshire’, ‘Woldgate Winter Tree’. A little further past the farm on the left this is a location of the painting ‘Lovely Day with Puddles’

24. Continue driving to the end of Woldgate and turn right on to Bessingby Hill.
At the traffic lights turn left and head down the hill. Passing Bridlington School on the left there is a row of trees which are featured in the photographs ’25 Trees between Bridlington School and Morrison’s supermarket along Bessingby Road in the Semi-Egyptian style’ (Grid: TA 17217 66786)

The route ends at this location, however there are other locations in Bridlington along the sea front, on Cardigan Road and a number of other places near the artists home.

Once arrived in Bridlington, why not visit the Gallery 49 on Market Place in the Old Town.On High Street a short walk from Gallery 49 is the Georgian Tea Rooms which is an award winning establishment offering a good choice of teas, coffees and lunchtime food.

In Bridlington on the seafront there is ‘The Gallery @ the Spa‘ in the Spa Royal Hall on South Marine Drive to see a selection of different art works.

Walking around Bridlington there are a number of locations which were used as a subject for artworks, these include, ‘Rainy Night on Bridlington Promenade’, ‘Bridlington Sunrise’, ‘Bridlington. Gardens and Rooftops III’, ‘Traffic Light and Rain’.

10 Responses to Hockney Trail

  1. Steve Muench says:

    Thanks so much for the detailed information. We had a lovely drive on March 3rd and 4th, and got super lucky with the weather.

    https://stevemuench.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/had-fun-driving-the-hockney-trail/

  2. Carolyn Blair says:

    Wow — what a gift! Thank YOU! Today my husband in Glastonbury sent me this for my birthday present. And a friend is taking me to the San Francisco De Young Museum to see David Hockney’ show of his paintings of England and also our US National Park, Yosemite! But this is the best, to see how he painted what he realistically saw. My husband and I will travel to Yorkshire area on our next trip.

    Best regards — Carolyn Blair & Keith Saggers

  3. Thanks for your website, really invaluable. We spent a couple of days touring round and felt the guide was just the job. See blog http://mark-waddington.com/?p=421

  4. Thanks for all the hard work on the trail of those magnificient paintings. However, we arrived in the Wolds without this and without the catalogue from the RA exhibition but we did manage to find the Thixendale trees and enjoy the scenery. The Wolds are so beautiful and I am so glad Hockney has captured the trees and the landscape; maybe it helps us see more of the beauty, colour and the detail and allows us to follow Blake’s words and see ‘the world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wildflower except this time it’s in the trees and the leaves..

  5. David Hill says:

    Congratulations on a splendid website. We’ve just returned to the East Riding after visiting the exhibition in the Guggenheim in Bilbao. No queues, in fact we had the exhibtion to ourselves for the first hour, absolutely brilliant. So if you haven’t yet seen it I would recommend a trip to Northern Spain, it’s there until September.

  6. Tony says:

    Thanks for all the info. We had a wonderful day today cycling part of the trail – spring has come to Woldgate! As mentioned in a previous posting, our home town of Pocklington provides an ideal base for exploring Hockney country and is also home to the famous Burnby Hall Gardens.

  7. Bryan Coates says:

    At last some idea where the paintigs were done.
    Just been round that area today after lunch at Langlands.
    Sat Nav post codes would be usefull.

  8. Ross Jennings says:

    Can highly recommend my hometown of Pocklington!

    Great places to stay, great places to have a spot of lunch or stay for some fantastic Yorkshire food in one of our many pubs and restaurants.

    It also has an exceptional local arts centre, showcasing music, theatre, comedy and cinema!
    http://www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk/

    Well worth a visit.

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