The Yorkshire Wolds way national trail is a hidden gem in the English countryside. This is an extremely well way-marked route that takes in the full extent of the Yorkshire Wolds from Hessle to Filey. Experience secluded dry valleys, rolling green fields, lavender filled fields to ancient woodland. Visit welcoming pubs in picturesque villages and stumble across deserted medieval villages. The majestic skyscrapes and vistas are some of the best in the country; these have inspired Hockney to paint some of the most acclaimed works in the art world and given Hockney the title of greatest living artist in Britain. A recent exhibition at the Royal Academy has highlighted and exhibited these landscapes from which Hockney drew inspiration.
The trail starts at Hessle foreshore in the shadow of the Humber Bridge, once the longest single span bridge in the world. It then winds its way through a necklace of stunning villages set amongst the chalk hilled landscape, ending at the dramatic cliffs of Filey
This is the official route guide.
Day 1: Hessle to South Cave
Day 2: South Cave to Goodmanham
Day 3: Goodmanham to Thixendale
Day 4: Thixendale to Sherburn
Day 5: Sherburn to Filey
However, as Yorkshire Explorer is the local expert for the Yorkshire Wolds Way, we can offer a range of different options to suit the customer. For all ages and abilities
Most of our customers walk the Yorkshire Wolds Way over 6 days, as this usually only requires walking 12-14 miles per day. Please contact me to discuss your exact requirements
The £375 price is for 5 nights accommodation If you would like to stay an extra night before you set off or at the end of the walk, we will happily arrange.
The most popular 6 day itinerary is £425 and for 7 nights accommodation it will be £475
At the end of your journey Filey is the sort of place to kick off your boots and go for a paddle at the end of a long walk. Beyond Stocking Dale you say goodbye to the Yorkshire Wolds and the landscapes of chalk country as you descend to Muston. Leaving the village, a deviation onto the Centenary Way offers an imposing route into Filey and along the seafront to the dramatic promontory of Filey Brigg. Relax at the sculpture carved with the National Trail acorn that marks the finish of the Yorkshire Wolds Way and also the Cleveland Way. Filey is the sort of place to kick off your boots and go for a paddle at the end of a long walk but if you have a day to spare, take the bus to Speeton and follow the cliff path along the airy heights of the magnificent chalk cliffs to Flamborough – a truly fitting finish to a superb Yorkshire Wolds Way!
Highlights of the trail
· The Humber Bridge: Walk across the one of the world’s longest single span bridges
· The Green Dragon: Drink in Dick Turpin’s old Pub
· Visit Rifle Butts Quarry: One of the most significant geological site’s in Britain
· Visit the Yorkshire Wolds Heritage Centre: Located in Warter, location of Hockney’s most inspired works
· Millington Wood: An ancient woodland site and one of the most important ash wood sites in the UK
· Madhyamaka Buddist Centre: One of the most peaceful sites in the country, a haven of peace and tranquillity
· Wolds Gliding club: Catch a glimpse of the Wolds way from above
· Visit Wharram Percy: A deserted medieval village, one the most famous and best preserved sites in England
· Wolds Way Lavender: A farm dedicated to lavender and herb growing – stop by and see how it’s distilled or just pop by for a coffee.
· Wolds Top Brewery: fancy a tipple – try the award winning home brews that are fast becoming household names
· Filey Cliffs: This trip wouldn’t be finished until you have walked along the secluded beach at Filey and feel the sand between your toes, whilst admiring the dramatic and stunning cliffs.
For a fantastic review of the Wolds way, the Walking Englishman gives a comprehensive overview and breakdown of the route - click here to visit
Click here to download a birds-eye view of the Yorkshire Wolds Way (requires Google Earth - click here to download)
Accommodation only includes Bed & Breakfast, to allow customers to discover superb restaurants in the market towns they visit.
This holiday, due to the area covered is appropriate for car owners. However, there is good public transport to these towns and details will be provided to all customers. If arriving by public transport but require private transfers – this can be arranged for an additional cost.
This holiday can be tailored to the clients specific wishes and nights can be added or discounted.
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