Walks through the Yorkshire Wolds

There are a number of official walks through the Yorkshire Wolds.

The Yorkshire Wolds Way is one of the main walks in the area and takes in 79 miles of the best countryside that the Wolds have to offer.

Starting at the Humber Bridge the route heads to North Ferriby before heading north on the the Wolds. The route continues via South Cave, Goodmanham, Millington, Huggate, Fridaythorpe, Thixendale, Duggleby then heads west towards Filey along the edge of the escarpment overlooking the Vale of Pickering.

On the route there is a good selection of accommodation including hotels, bed and breakfasts, cabins and camping.

A number benches by the artist and furniture maker Angus Ross have been created on the route. Also en route are art creations by John Easterby. These were featured recently on the BBC1 programme Countryfile.

There are many walks to be found at the East Riding of Yorkshire website here. All the walks listed are graded in difficulty and are circulars.

Other walks also include:

    • The Chalkland Way (40 Miles) – The route takes in the villages of Great Givendale,Bishop Wilton, Bugthorpe, Thixendale, Fimber, Wetwang and Huggate.


More circular Yorkshire Wolds routes are shown in the following book from Amazon:

The following maps cover the area of the long distance walks above:

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

The Explorer series are the ideal companion if you are a walker or cyclist as they show a lot more detail than the Landranger maps offer.

294 Market Weighton & Yorkshire Wolds Central
295 Bridlington, Driffield & Hornsea
300 Howardian Hills and Malton

Ordnance Survey Landranger (1:50,000)

100 Malton and Pickering
101 Scarborough, Bridlington, Filey
106 Market Weighton



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