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8 great walks in the Yorkshire Wolds

PUBLISHED: 09:03 29 June 2018 | UPDATED: 21:14 04 July 2018

The Wolds Way, Flixton by John Holtby

The Wolds Way, Flixton by John Holtby


Yorkshire Wolds may not be as well known as the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, but that also means you can enjoy the beautiful Yorkshire countryside that many tourists don’t experience.

William Bradley was born in Market Weighton and known as the Yorkshire Giant at 7ft 9insWilliam Bradley was born in Market Weighton and known as the Yorkshire Giant at 7ft 9ins

Market Weighton

Start from the small green in front of the town hall of Market Weighton, where there is a statue of William Bradley and pass by St Helen’s Well, a natural spring which has become a place to leave offerings to ask for divine help.

Click here to view the details of the Market Weighton walk


Earthworks of Waves and TimeEarthworks of Waves and Time


Explore Yorkshire’s biggest collection of dales and witness a series of grassy spirals which aren’t as ancient as they may seem.

Click here to view the details of the Fridaythorpe walk


Hunmaby churchHunmaby church


Set off from the pretty village of Hunmanby on the eastern fringes of the Yorkshire Wolds and climb gently up onto the open Wolds before giving views of the coastline up to Scarborough’s thrusting castle headland and the North York Moors beyond.

Click here to view the details of the Hunmanby walk


Wolds Way sign postWolds Way sign post


Enjoy classic Wolds views on this delightful and relatively easy walk which makes use of the well-signposted Wolds Way national trail for part of the route but also includes one or two less obvious sections.

Click here to view the details of the Settrington walk


Looking across UnclebyLooking across Uncleby

Kirby Underdale and Thixendale

Set off from All Saints’ Church in the tiny village of Kirby Underdale and follow part of the Chalkland Way, before heading into Thixendale

Click here to view the details of the Thixendale walk


Gait InnGait Inn


The Minster Way is a 50-mile route which joins the minsters of York and Beverley and the brief section within this walk offers broad views across the Vale of York.

Click here to view the details of the Millington walk


Tatton Sykes MonumentTatton Sykes Monument

Wetwang and Tatton Sykes Tower

This ramble sets off from the peaceful if quaintly-named village of Wetwang and traverses field paths and an old drovers’ road to Tatton Sykes Tower, a Grade: II listed building that sits on Garton Hill.

Click here to view the details of the Wetwang walk


Bishop Wilton's large village greenBishop Wilton's large village green

Bishop Wilton

This walk samples both sides of the village’s topography, climbing to the edge of the wold and visiting four villages before following the fields back to Bishop Wilton.

Click here to view the details of the Bishop Wilton walk

All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.







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