Yorkshire Wolds Walks
This area of Yorkshire includes some beautiful rolling hills with a number of pretty villages and interesting historic sites. The Wolds Way National Trail passes through the region and is a great way to see the area.
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|Beverley Twenty||20 miles (32 km)||This 20 mile walk runs from Hessle to Beverley through the Yorkshire wolds.|
The walk starts in Hessle, at Humber Bridge Country Park and takes you to the Humber Estuary with fine views of the Humber Bridge. The path then follows the estuary to North Ferriby where you turn north and head towards Beverley through the countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds. The walk passes Welton and the pretty village of Skidby, with its English Heritage windmill, before finishing at the splendid Beverley Minster. View Full Details>>
|Brantingham||7 miles (11 km)||The Yorkshire Wolds village of Brantingham has a number of waymarked trails running through the area. This circular walk makes use of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, the High Hunsley Circuit and the Beverley Twenty to take you on a tour of the countryside to the east of the village. You'll visit some of the local wolds and dales with some peaceful woodland sections and a visit to the village of Welton. It's a lovely rural setting with some beautiful scenery to admire.|
The walk starts in Brantingham which is very pretty village with an attractive green and duck pond in the centre. From here you head east along the Beverley 20 to Turtle Hill. You then turn south, passing attractive Wauldby where there's a manor farm, a church, a pond and some pockets of woodland.
The route then heads along the Wolds Way through the woodland of Welton Dale to the village of Welton. It's a picturesque village with a mill pond and village green with a memorial fountain. There's also an 18th century mill and a the Green Dragon Pub which is a nice place to stop for refreshments.
After exploring the village you head north west through Elloughton Wold and Elloughton Dale before a short woodland section takes you back into Brantingham. View Full Details>>
|Centenary Way Yorkshire||83 miles (134 km)||Explore the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds on this splendid walk devised to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Yorkshire County Council. The walk starts at the fabulous York Minster next to the Roman York Walls in the historic city. It then runs all the way to Filey Brigg on the Yorkshire coast. View Full Details>>|
|Chalkland Way||40 miles (64 km)||This circular walk takes you on a tour of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds around Pocklington, where the walk starts and ends. You will pass through Britain's most northerly chalk outcrop while also visiting a series of pretty villages including Great Givendale, Thixendale, Fimber, Wetwang and Huggate. View Full Details>>|
|High Hunsley Circuit||24 miles (39 km)||Travel through the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds on this delightful circular walk.|
The walk starts and ends in Brantingham Thorpe park and visits the villages of Walkington, Skidby, Brantingham, South Cave and Bishop Burton. The scenery is varied with sections through parkland, woodland and open countryside to enjoy. View Full Details>>
|Hunmanby Circular Walk||10 miles (16.1 km)||This route around Hunmanby makes use of the Wolds Way and Centenary Way to create a fine circular walk. You'll enjoy some splendid coastal scenery around Filey and lovely Yorkshire Wolds countryside for the duration of the walk. The route runs for about 10 miles on reasonably flat paths, with some moderate climbs around Folkton Wold.|
The walk starts from the large village of Hunmanby, in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. The route begins by following the Centenary Way north east, through the countryside, to Filey. You then head north along Filey Bay with the option of continuing to the popular Filey Brigg Country Park. Here you will find a long narrow peninsula with steep cliffs and lovely coastal views.
After exploring the coast you then pick up the Wolds Way National Trail to take you west through the town and back into the countryside. The trail leads south west through the village of Muston, before climbing towards Deedle Hill and Folkton Wold. There's some splendid views over the beautiful Wolds countryside from the high points.
You then descend through Stocking Dale where you turn left to pick up the Centenary Way again. This will lead you back into Hunmanby where the walk finishes. View Full Details>>
|Minster Way||50 miles (80 km)||This splendid walk runs between the well known minsters at Beverley and York, visiting Arram, Scorborough, North Dalton, Lockington, Millington, Great Givendale, Bishop Wilton, Full Sutton, Stamford Bridge, Kexby and Fulford. |
The path crosses the chalk hills of the Yorkshire Wolds, as well as a wide variety of beautiful East Yorkshire countryside. Highlights include delightful waterside stretches along the River Derwent and along the River Ouse into York. You'll also pass the pretty Millington Woods at Millington. The site consists of the best ancient ash woods in the Yorkshire Wolds.
The route is waymarked by white symbols depicting a view of an ecclesiastical building representing the two minsters and the words 'Minster Way'. View Full Details>>
|Risby Round||3 miles (4.6 km)||This circular walk explores the deserted village of Risby in East Riding of Yorkshire. Risby Park includes lakes, woodland and some lovely views of the surrounding countryside. The walk is just under 3 miles and includes some short climbs. In the park you can see information boards about the history of the park. The foundations of Risby Hall can still be seen today in the fields near Risby. It was the home of the Ellerker family between the early 14th and the late 18th centuries but destroyed by fire in the 1780s.|
Start the walk from the Folly Lane Cafe where there is ample parking. You then pick up the footpaths heading west toward the medieval village, along Dunflat Road. A footpath then heads north past the site of the village before picking up another path to take you east past some pockets of woodland. You then turn south past Low Daw Hill and Folly Wood. Shortly after you return to the car park and the finish point.
After your walk you can enjoy refreshments at the lovely Folly Lane Cafe. There's a great selection of meals and an outdoor balcony where you can sit and enjoy views over the park. View Full Details>>
|Thixendale||8 miles (12.7 km)||This circular walk explores the lovely Yorkshire Wolds countryside surrounding the little village of Thixendale in Ryedale. You'll enjoy some beautiful rolling countryside and also pay a visit to the fascinating medieval village of Wharram Percy. The 8 mile walk makes use of the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Centenary Way, two waymarked trails which run through the area. It includes a few moderate climbs so a reasonable level of fitness is required.|
Start the walk from Thixendale and follow the Wolds Way, north east through Cow Wold. You then turn east and head towards the beautiful Deep Dale and Wharram Percy Wold. Here you will find the deserted village which includes a ruined church and a mill pond with the layout of the other buildings visible in the surrounding fields.
The route loops around the site before picking up the Centenary Way toward the pretty Fairy Dale and the Fairy Stones.
Here you turn west, passing Raisthorpe Wold before heading south through the delighful scenery of Court Dale and Water Dale to return to Thixendale. Here you can enjoy refreshments at the Cross Keys pub, which is a regular winner of the local CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) awards. View Full Details>>
|Wharram Percy||5 miles (8 km)||This circular walk visits the fascinating medieval village of Wharram Percy in the Yorkshire Wolds. After strolling around the site you'll then pick up sections of the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Centenary Way to explore the surrounding countryside.|
You can start the walk from the car park, just to the east of the village. Follow the footpaths west and you will come to the site which is in a particularly good state of preservation. It dates from the 10th century and includes a ruined church and a mill pond with the layout of the other buildings visible in the surrounding fields. The village was occupied for six centuries before it was abandoned soon after 1500. English Heritage have provided information panels and an audio guide which you can download from their website.
As well as the fascinating history, the site is also very pretty with wildflowers in the summer and the surrounding rolling hills to admire.
After exploring the village the route heads south through the lovely Deep Dale before turning east to join up with the Centenary Way. You can follow this north to Wharram le Street which has a noteworthy Anglo-Saxon church. The nave and lower part of the west tower were built in the early or mid-11th century, in the last decades before the Norman conquest of England.
The final section loops round past the old Wharram railway station which closed in 1958. You can still see the old station house which is now a private residence.
The route then returns to the medieval village and follows the track back to the car park. View Full Details>>
|Yorkshire Wolds Way||79 miles (127 km)||Starting on the banks of the Humber Estuary at Hessle follow this charming route through the peaceful and beautiful Yorkshire countryside. The route runs for 79 miles passing through a series of charming villages as you wend your way through the delightful Yorkshire Dales to the finish point on the coast at Filey.|
Route highlights include:
The picturesque landscape at Londesborough Park near Market Weighton.
The lovely Filey Brigg Country Park on the coast at the end of the route is another splendid feature.
Wharram Percy - the route passes through the remains of this fascinating medieval village which dates from the 10th century. View Full Details>>