News from 2024

Enjoy great linear walks on the Yorkshire Wolds Way with the new Wolds Explorer Bus

The Wolds Explorer 200 bus service is set to begin its operations on 30th March 2024, running on Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays during the summer season. This convenient service opens a world of scenic walks between Pocklington and Thixendale, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Yorkshire Wolds.

See the timetable here (click the selected Saturday or Sunday on the calendar), you can also track your bus on the EY buses app.

We have a couple of great walk ideas for you to enjoy using the new bus service. These can be followed on the OutdoorActive app

Huggate to Thixendale

Length: 6.9 miles

dry valley viewDuration: Approximately 4.5 hours (including breaks)

Walk Highlights:

Huggate Village: Begin your journey in the picturesque Huggate village, where you’ll encounter the charming Well, a delightful pond, and the beautiful spire of St Mary’s church.

Holm Dale: Traverse through the tranquil Holm Dale, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Fridaythorpe: Pause at the Walkers Shelter by the pond in Fridaythorpe for rest and refreshment.

Thixendale Valley: Marvel at the scenic beauty of Brubber Dale and the Thixendale Valley, featuring the exquisite art installation “Waves and Time.”

Robert Fuller Gallery: Art enthusiasts should make a short detour to the gallery of renowned Wildlife Artist and Naturalist Robert Fuller.

Finishing Point: Conclude your walk at The Cross Keys, a beloved pub in Thixendale, where you can unwind before catching the Wolds Explorer bus for your journey back.


Millington to Huggate

Length: Just over 6 miles

Duration: Approximately 4 hours (including breaks)

Walk Highlights:

Millington: Start your adventure in the scenic village of Millington, known for its quaint pub, The Gait Inn, and the charming Ramblers Rest tearoom.

Minster Way Trail: Embark on a pleasant climb using the Minster Way trail, leading you to the escarpment with panoramic views.

Warren Farm: Join the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail near Warren Farm, where you’ll begin your journey through breathtaking scenery.

Sylvan Dale and Nettledale: As you traverse Sylvan Dale and Nettledale, be prepared for some steep drops and climbs.

Huggate: Reach Huggate, the highest village on the Wolds, and admire the 12th-century St Mary’s church and its impressive spire.

Refreshment Options: In Huggate, indulge in a well-deserved treat at The Wolds Inn, known for its excellent pub fare, or Rachels Walnut Cottage Tearoom, offering delicious tea and cakes.

Both walks promise a blend of natural beauty, history, and opportunities to relax in charming villages. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and carry water and snacks for the journey. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, art lover, or simply seeking a peaceful escape, the Yorkshire Wolds Explorer walks offer a perfect blend of adventure and tranquillity.


Snowdrop Sundays Return at Londesborough

Its always a wonderful sign that Spring is coming when the Snowdrops come into bloom and the annual Snowdrop Sundays at Londesborough are a great way to enjoy then and visit the grounds of the Old Hall, which are opened to the public just for this occasion.

All the details can be found on our events page using Snowdrops


News from 2023

New Yorkshire Wolds Way Accommodation & Information Guide now available

Accommodation GuideThe brand new downloadable Accommodation and Information Guide is now available.  We have managed to find a few new providers, including some who operate through Airbnb in places like Hessle at the start of the route.  Hopefully users will find it a useful guide in planning their journey on our wonderful National Trail.

You can download the guide from our Leaflets Page.

Try our Great 3 Day Itinerary based around Malton - Yorkshire's Food Capital

How do you fancy a few days of discovery at a beautiful part of the Yorkshire Wolds? We have devised a lovely 3 day itinerary based from Malton – Yorkshire’s Food Capital. There are great places for food and drink, you can immerse yourself in history and enjoy some fantastic walking on stretches of the Yorkshire Wolds Way.
Our self guided itinerary includes visits to Castle Howard, the Robert Fuller Gallery and the beautiful Scampston Hall Gardens.
In addition we have fantastic walk suggestions on the Yorkshire Wolds Way around Thixendale and Wintringham. A chance to discover the genuine peace and tranquillity of this beautiful area.

News from 2022

Join us for the Big Walk on Sunday 2 October 2022

October 2022

On October 2nd 2022 the Yorkshire Wolds Way is 40 years old. We are celebrating our great trail with the big walk.

The full 79 miles of National Trail has been split into 7 lengths which will be walked on the day.  Choose a stretch to celebrate with us and book on through Beverley Tourist Information Centre.

Telephone (01482) 391672 or email

There is just a £5 charge to cover the coach transport and there is celebration cake for everyone, plus other goodies to enjoy.

The sections to choose from are:

  • Walk 1 Humber Bridge to South Cave
  • Walk 2 South Cave to Towthorpe
  • Walk 3 Towthorpe to Huggate
  • Walk 4 Huggate to Wharram Percy
  • Walk 5 Wharram Percy to West Heslerton
  • Walk 6 West Heslerton to Staxton Brow
  • Walk 7 Staxton Brow to Filey Brigg

Give or take, the walks are roughly 11 miles each in length.

It’s going to be a great day, so please come and join us!

For more details download the leaflet YWW Big Walk 2 October

Return of the Walk East Yorkshire Festival

September 2022

Great News! The Walk East Yorkshire Festival returns with loads of events taking place from 11th to 19th September.

Join us in September to celebrate the ‘Great Outdoors’ with a packed programme of activities over nine days, appealing to families, casual walkers and
outdoor enthusiasts. The festival shines a spotlight on the wonderful landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, with its rolling hills and wide open spaces to the rugged shores of the heritage coastline. Popular events include history tours of our market towns and stately homes; long-distance treks; Nordic walking, canal boat rides; horse riding; cycling; wildlife experiences; vineyard and brewery visits; wild foraging and outdoor yoga!

Stay for the week and experience all East Yorkshire has to offer. Choose from a rustic rural retreat; a boutique hotel in a historic market town or glamping in the grounds
of a stately home. Whatever type of accommodation makes a holiday special, you’ll find it here in beautiful East Yorkshire.

We have two great events we are organising for the Festival, the Walking & Wine event at Little Wold Vineyard, South Cave and the Boots and Beer Walk at Wold Top Brewery

Walk East Yorkshire Festival logo

Find more details on the Festival website

Yorkshire Wolds Way Accommodation & Information Guide


Download the latest Accommodation & Information Guide

Every two years we produce a downloadable guide to accommodation and information on the Yorkshire Wolds Way and we are pleased to report that the latest version is now available.

As well as details of places to stay, it has information on pubs/cafes and restaurants, a handy distance chart between settlements and information on Holiday Operators who can organise your trip for you.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Accommodation and Information Guide
Yorkshire Wolds Way Accommodation & Information Guide

You can download the Guide from the leaflets page 

News from 2021

Social Media - National Trails

March 2021

Meet Jack and Mel, young explorers looking for fun and adventure who discover the joys and simple pleasures of the…

Hessle Foreshore - Reopened


Great News – The Hessle Foreshore length has now reopened.

We are delighted to report that the length of Yorkshire Wolds Way on the Hessle Foreshore between Hessle and North Ferriby has now been reopened.

Please be aware that some of the reopened length is very muddy as a result of the large amounts of rain we have had recently.  More surfacing work on these lengths is planned once drier conditions allow.