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

Published 13 September 2020

The end of the Yorkshire Wolds Way (and the start of the Cleveland Way)

Under the gaze of the Humber Bridge, not far from the southern end of the Wolds Way, is a stone monument. It looks a bit like a bench. And has the words ‘Wolds Way’ carved into it, along with a National Trail acorn symbol. And along the stone base are engraved a number of villages that the Yorkshire Wolds Way passes through.

And after 127km of walking, you reach a second one. This one also has a view of water; this time of the North Sea, viewed from Filey Brigg, with the seaside resort of Filey viewable down below.

Like it’s southern cousin, it too has the names of villages the trail goes through. But go round it, and you find some other place names. Places like Ravenscar and Whitby that are most certainly not on the Wolds Way.

The start of the Cleveland Way (and the end of the Yorkshire Wolds Way)

For the monument at Filey Brigg is dual purpose. Not only does it celebrate the Wolds Way, but it also gives a big high five to the Cleveland Way, which starts at the very point that the Yorkshire Wolds Way ends.

Which obviously begs the question as to whether there’s a third up at the other end of the Cleveland Way. And yes, there most certainly is. But that will be a tale for another day.

The author sat on the monument at the end of the Yorkshire Wolds Way
Celebrating at the end of the Yorkshire Wolds Way

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