Yorkshire Wolds Way

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For 79 miles/127km, the Yorkshire Wolds Way runs from Hessle, near Hull, to Filey. It passes through the Yorkshire Wolds, a part of the country that's rather overshadowed by other parts of Yorkshire, but that's well worth a visit.

In July 2018 I walked it with a man called Tal, over five days. And this is the story.

Rambling Man Walks The Yorkshire Wolds Way

Read about my journey in book format. Available for Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Kobo, Nook, Google Play and more.

Yorkshire Wolds Way – Introduction

Published 17 February 2019

A walk through the Yorkshire Wolds. Although what is a Wold anyway?

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 1 (Part 1): Hessle to North Ferriby

Published 24 February 2019

Setting out from Hessle, mysterious bags of clothes, an awesome bridge over a massive estuary, and boat loads full of history.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 1 (Part 2): North Ferriby to High Hunsley Beacon

Published 3 March 2019

Hummus near a delightful millpond, the first of many gorgeous dales, de-icer for girls, a church with WiFi, and Gondor calls for aid.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 2 (Part 1): High Hunsley Beacon to Goodmanham

Published 10 March 2019

Wild flowers everywhere, a red kite and thistles, the generation of electricity, a quarry, monumental moments in the history of religion, and a trip to the pub.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 2 (Part 2): Goodmanham to Millington

Published 17 March 2019

Adorable Wolds villages, more stunning views across the Vale of York, a closed pub, and two become one.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 3 (Part 1): Millington to Fridaythorpe

Published 24 March 2019

Day three comes with beautiful dales, logs being loaded, an abundance of art, and someone fails to understand the concept of poetry.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 3 (Part 2): Fridaythorpe to Wharram-le-Street

Published 14 April 2019

North Yorkshire is entered, there’s more art to admire, speed is discussed, and a deserted village with ruined church is reached.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 4 (Part 1): Wharram-le-Street to Wintringham

Published 21 April 2019

Grey skies, a drop of rain, an abandoned church, and one of the best views on the whole of the Yorkshire Wolds Way.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 4 (Part 2): Wintringham to Ganton

Published 28 April 2019

A mighty forest, a curious work of art, the Vale of York and an extremely large amount of scampi.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 5 (Part 1): Ganton to Muston

Published 5 May 2019

The slow walk to Filey, a secret base, an abandoned car, and a multitude of dales

Yorkshire Wolds Way Day 5 (Part 2): Muston to Filey

Published 12 May 2019

Mysteriously painted bicycles, strange games, the seaside, and a finale overlooking a town.

Yorkshire Wolds Way: Epilogue

Published 19 May 2019

A final gadabout Filey, before the epic journey home.

Planning your Yorkshire Wolds Way walk

Published 26 May 2019

Whilst it may not be well known, the Yorkshire Wolds deserve to be. And you can help get the word out by walking it yourself. Here is how.

Yorkshire Wolds Way - the trail highlights

Video Two minutes of wheat from the Yorkshire Wolds Way

Published 7 April 2019

Who wants to watch two minutes of video of wheat? That’s right. You do.

Yorkshire Wolds Way Gallery

Published 26 May 2019

Exploring Yorkshire’s best kept secret, in photographic form.

At the start of the Yorkshire Wolds Way

Published 10 November 2019

A former pub, a signpost and a litter bin mark the official start of the Wolds Way.

At the end of the Yorkshire Wolds Way – and the start of the Cleveland Way

Published 13 September 2020

A delightful stone monument with a seaside view.

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