Tranquil Walking in the Heart of Yorkshire

In a peaceful corner of England that has remained largely unchanged for centuries, part of the Yorkshire Wolds Way’s appeal is as a secluded nature walk, where chancing upon someone along the route is a rare enough event in itself.

  • Ideal beginners walk, for anyone looking to cut their teeth on a long distance path
  • Stop off at the charming villages nestled between the wolds, such as Thixendale
  • Set in secluded countryside, the Yorkshire Wolds Way is one of the quieter paths we offer
  • Visit in spring for fields of wildflowers and Red Kites in the sky
  • End your walk in the picturesque seaside town of Filey
  • Explore a landscape that has remained largely unchanged for generations
  • Various art instillations along the Yorkshire Wolds as part of the 'WANDER' project
  • 7 nights
  • 79 mls (view km)
  • Hessle Kingston Upon Hull, Northern England
  • Easy
  • Mar to Oct
  • £645

The Yorkshire Wolds Way: Ideal for Beginner Walkers

The Wolds Way is one of the lesser-known English walks and being the shortest National Trail, the route is ideal for anyone looking to break into long distance, multi-day walking. You don't need to be an expert navigator to take this walk, the route is well-waymarked across a terrain that consists mainly of gently rolling hills and forest tracks.

Nor is the going particularly challenging either, you'll find that a lot of the route is low-lying, giving you far reaching views over the tranquil Yorkshire countryside. This is a walk that would suit anyone wanting to cut that teeth with long distance walking as well as those looking for a leisurely nature walk, with peaceful moments of solitude.

Walking the Yorkshire Wolds Way

Beginning at the Humber Estuary, the route follows a crescent shapes as it wends its way northwards through chalk downlands and dry valleys, climbing gently to the top of rounded hills before dropping to the coastline of Filey Brigg at the North Sea. An optional variation onto the Centenary Way is the route into Filey and along the seafront to the dramatic promontory of Filey Brigg.

The Yorkshire Wolds Way offers an unrivalled introduction to a beautiful part of England's natural heritage, and should appeal to those who want to embrace walking in crisp and dry winter days, followed by a welcome drink and a hearty meal beside the pubs log fire.


Path Walkthrough

Yorkshire Wolds Way walking holiday map
Our map of the Yorkshire Wolds Way from Hessle to Filey

Being a National Trail, you should find the path to the Yorkshire Wolds Way clearly waymarked and easy to follow. The terrain is almost entirely agricultural land, with the exception of some woodland walking as well as a few tarmac sections. While these are generally along quiet lanes - there are a few busier moments walking into Market Weighton and from Ganton to Filey. That being said, the Yorkshire Wolds Way is generally one of our quieter and a few routes on tarmac should do little to disrupt the sense of seclusion that comes with taking on the Yorkshire Wolds Way.

Beginning at Hessle, the route passes the impressive Humber bridge before entering into a characteristic Wolds scenery of chalky hills and wide, airy field tops. The route is dotted with old churches and charming country pubs, reached by a small detour to the villages along the way. The walk ends at the seaside town of Filey, a small, pretty seaside town - arguably the most attractive town on the Yorkshire coast.

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Our Itinerary for the Yorkshire Wold Way

Prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing, single person supplements apply.

Hessle to Filey

Length: 79 miles/ 127 km | Difficulty: Easy

7 Nights / 6 Days
£645 pp

Hessle to Filey

7 Nights / 6 Days
Holiday Code: YWW1
From: £645 (pp)
Solo walker supplement: £40 (pn)
Single occupancy (groups): £25 (pn)
Day 8:Depart Filey
Day 1:Arrival Day
Day 2:Hessle to South Cave exit13 miles/20.8km
Day 3:South Cave exit to Goodmanham11 miles/17.6km
Day 4:Goodmanham to Huggate exit11 miles/17.6km plus 2.5 miles to accom
Day 5:Alternative route from B&B to Huggate
Huggate to Wharram le Street
Transfer back to Huggate accomm
2.5 miles/4km
12 miles/19.2km
Day 6:Transfer back to Wharram le Street
Wharram le Street to Ganton
15 miles/24km
Day 7:Ganton to Filey11.5 miles/18.4km

Itinerary Information: 7 nights accommodation with 6 walking days. Arrive in Hessle on day 1, walk from day 2 and depart from Filey on morning of day 8.

Departure Dates: This itinerary can be walked any time between Mar to Oct. You simply choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.

Rest Days: Should you wish, rest days can be taken at stops along the route, view details.

What's Included: view full details.

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  • What's Included?

    We include:

    • High standard accommodation at a mixture of Guesthouses, Farmhouses, local Inns and B&B’s with en-suite or private facilities wherever possible
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage transfers (one bag per walker, max 18kg per bag)
    • Personal transfer between accommodation and path where necessary
    • Route planning
    • Walk Pack including Trail Guide, itinerary, accommodation directions, local interest leaflets and holiday planning
  • Essential Info.

    Solo walker supplement: £40 per night

    Single occupancy supplement within a group: £25 per night. Where singles are walking as part of a larger group and are willing to share a Walk Pack, single room occupancy supplements apply.

    Rest days: From £50 per person per night.

    Postage overseas: £5.00 (Europe), £10.00 (Rest of the World) per walk pack

    Bank holidays & short notice bookings may incur extra charges.

    Being one of our more secluded walks, we would advise ensuring you have all necessary provisions on you. There are long stretches on this route where you may not meet anyone for miles.

  • Getting There

    There are hourly trains to Hull and Doncaster from both the Hessle and Filey railway stations.

    Regular trains run from Scarborough to York, from there  you can join the mainline network.

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  • Best Time to Travel

    Anywhere from Mar - Oct is a good time to visit. Although the walk itself is fairly easygoing, try to avoid the wetter seasons as the route is liable to get muddy - making progress a bit harder.

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Client Reviews of our Yorkshire Wolds Way Walking Holidays

Our past clients rated this walk 4.9 out of 5; read a selection of 8 reviews below.

We have always used Celtic Trails - competent, organised, efficient. The Yorkshire Wolds Way was suitable for a party of mixed ability; not too strenuous but it offers v. attractive and remote scenery and certainly not overcrowded!

5 out of 5

June 2019

Thank you, again, Penny - you are a star. We have done 9 excellent years with you now and we are hoping for a 10th.

5 out of 5

September 2018

We have walked long distance before but have arranged it ourselves. It was lovely to have everything done for us.

5 out of 5

July 2018

We most enjoyed the scenery, the solitude and only carrying a day-pack!

5 out of 5

June 2018

Celtic Trails are better than any company we've walked with previously.

4.7 out of 5

April 2018

"Thank you - another great experience. Excellent service, better accommodations than other companies, we would choose you again."

4.8 out of 5

April 2018

"In comparison to other companies, Celtic Trails is excellent."

4.9 out of 5

August 2017

"We will definitely use Celtic Trails again."

5 out of 5

June 2016

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