Dry valleys, medieval villages and a seaside ending
Yorkshire Wolds Way
Yorkshire Wolds Way
The Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail is a just under 80 mile (129 Km) walking route in the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds. The National Trail wends through some of the most tranquil and gentle countryside in England. From the banks of the mighty Humber estuary, along wooded slopes and through serene dry valleys, the walk climbs gently onto the airy tops of the rolling hills where on a clear day "you can see forever". Descending from the northern escarpment the final section of the Way finishes on the dramatic headland of Filey Brigg.
A first time visit to the Yorkshire Wolds often comes as a surprise. The outstanding quality of the landscape is a truly wonderful discovery. The peace and quiet of the area brings a welcome respite from the pressures of everyday life. This is a very special landscape. Here lies chalk, shaped over millions of years into a combination of hidden and lush green dry chalk valleys and wide open field tops, where the views stretch out for miles and miles.
Along the way you will discover how the rich layers of countryside are complemented by the heritage of the Yorkshire Wolds, such as the parkland of Londesborough and the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy. And let’s not forget the wildlife – as in any visit you are almost sure to spot hares on the ground – and red kites in the sky. At the same time don’t miss some of the dramatic artworks from the WANDER – art work along the Yorkshire Wolds Way.
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Maps and Guidebooks for the Yorkshire Wolds Way
Yorkshire Wolds Way Merchandise
Map of the Yorkshire Wolds Way
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Scotland's Great Trails are:
- Annandale Way
- Arran Coastal Way
- Ayrshire Coastal Path
- Berwickshire Coastal Path
- Borders Abbeys Way
- Cateran Trail
- Clyde Walkway
- Cross Borders Drove Road
- Dava Way
- Fife Coastal Path
- Formartine and Buchan Way
- Forth & Clyde/Union Canal Towpath
- Great Glen Canoe Trail
- Great Glen Way
- Great Trossachs Path
- John Muir Way
- Kintyre Way
- Loch Lomond & Cowal Way
- Moray Coast Trail
- Mull of Galloway Trail
- River Ayr Way
- Rob Roy Way
- Romans and Reivers Route
- Southern Upland Way
- Speyside Way
- St Cuthbert’s Way
- Three Lochs Way
- West Highland Way
- West Island Way