No Steps or Stiles!
Easy access walks on the Yorkshire Wolds Way
Steps and stiles can be a bit of a problem for many of us so why not take a walk where you know you won't encounter any? Ten routes of varying length and grade have been selected to give you a flavour of the Yorkshire Wolds from the banks of the Humber to Filey Brigg.
Ten routes of varying length and grade have been selected to give you a flavour of the Yorkshire Wolds
There are no serious hills en route and the surface is generally stone, compacted earth or short grass. Some of the walks follow a circular route while others are linear where you could arrange for a friend to collect you at the end.
Just scroll through the map below and click on a yellow circle
The nature of each walk is described with the aid of a sketch map (note that map scales differ) so that you can make your own decision as to its suitability for you. We recommend that you also refer to the appropriate Ordnance Survey Explorer map (1:25.000) Enjoy, and do contact us if you would like to suggest any improvements to this web site or 'on the ground'.
The Grading System
This system has been adopted to give a guide to the surface quality and gradient of the path.
The grade selected for each walk applies to THE MOST DEMANDING sections and NOT necessarily to the whole route. Based on dry conditions the grades may be affected in wet weather.
A Compact hard surface
B Smooth – compact earth/short even grass
C Semi-rough – worn grass/looser hard surface
D Rough – occasional ruts, stones or long grass
E Very rough – lots or ruts, stones or loose gravel
5 Very steep over 1 in 8 (colour Red on the maps)
4 Steep up to 1 in 8 (colour Blue on the maps)
3 Quite steep up to 1 in 12 (colour Brown on the maps)
2 Hilly up to 1 in 16 (colour Green on the maps)
1 Near level up to 1 in 20 (colour Yellow on the maps)
The approximate gradient is indicated on each map using this colour code with a ‘U’ (for Up) or ‘D’ (for down) arrow to show direction of slope.
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