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COVID 19 Update

There is guidance in England and Wales on staying safe and protecting others in greenspaces.

Exercise is important for health and wellbeing, but please follow guidance to stay safe and protect others.

Read the full advice for England here

Relevant advice when using of public rights of way in England :

  • Wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors.
  •  Make space and stay at least 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household or support  bubble where possible, or at least 1 metre with precautions, such as wearing a face mask.
  • Take hand sanitiser with you in case there are no handwashing facilities.
  • Follow the Countryside Code. Leave no trace of your visit, take all your litter home and don’t light fires or barbecues.
  • Keep dogs under effective control and on a lead when you are around farm animals.
  • Leave gates as you find them or follow instructions on signs.
  •  Use footpaths and follow signs where they suggest alternative route other people and protect the natural environment.
  •  Remember your actions can affect people’s lives and livelihoods.

WASH HANDS. COVER FACE. MAKE SPACE.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Trail Itineraries

Enjoy the peace and quiet of this very special landscape. The chalk hills have been 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.
Explore the Yorkshire Wolds Way for three days, a week or even longer. Find inspiration for your walking adventure using our suggested itineraries, or select one of our bookable itineraries which are highlighted with a star.

Introducing the Trail

Find useful facts and learn more about the Yorkshire Wolds Way below. Select the blue tabs below for more details.

About the Trail

The Yorkshire Wolds Way is a 79 mile (127 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.

There are route descriptions in the Further Information section of this website.

With a few short exceptions there are no ‘serious’ hills along the Way. This is a gentle, subtle route suitable for almost all abilities.

The National Trail is very well way-marked so following the route is easy. But it is always a good idea to take a guidebook or map.

You can walk the Trail at any time of year. May and September are the most popular months, with fabulous walking weather. If you want a chance to see the vibrant poppy fields you need to come in June and early July.

What is special about the Trail?

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 along the Yorkshire Wolds Way project.

Latest News

Visit our News Page for the latest interesting and exciting news on the Yorkshire Wolds Way

Events

Take a look at our Events calendar to find details of the enjoyable events that are taking place along the trail.  If you want, you can even add your own event.

Discover charming villages and fabulous sites

Explore the chalk landscapes of the Yorkshire Wolds, visit deserted medieval villages, fascinating works of art and the magnificent Humber Bridge. Relax in the evening in cosy pubs.

Create your own trip

Feeling inspired? Build a bespoke itinerary and start planning your visit to this great National Trail here.