Yorkshire Wolds Way

This 79 mile long curving route goes from the North Sea to the Humber, around and across the Yorkshire Wolds via Market Weighton (birthplace of William Bradley, the Yorkshire Giant), taking walkers through some of the most peaceful countryside in England.

Most walkers start the trail at the sculpture which is in the shadow of the Humber Bridge, a short stroll from the centre of Hull. But officially the start is at Hessle Haven. The final section finishes on the dramatic headland of Filey Brigg but before you reach there you will be treated to some stunning scenery including dry valleys and red poppies which pepper the tranquil green landscape in summer.

The route is also rich in interesting villages – including Brantingham near Welton Wold with its curious Gothic war memorial – and historic locations – such as the Norman church at North Newbold – and there are stunning views to take in too. At Millington, above Warren Dale, York Minster and the White Horse of Kilburn can be seen on a clear day.

The entire route forms a link in the E2 European long distance path.

David Peel

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Did you know the Yorkshire Wolds Way takes an average of five days to complete?

Our involvement with the Yorkshire Wolds Way

The East Yorkshire and Derwent Ramblers have prepared detailed recommendations on a route providing coastal access south of Filey Brigg, where the Yorkshire Wolds Way ends. This would give walkers finishing the trail the chance to continue along the coast on foot.