7 nights
79 mls (km)
Northern England
Mar to Oct

Tranquil Walking in the Heart of Yorkshire

  • 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

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.

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

Path Walkthrough

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.

Our Yorkshire Wolds Way Itineraries

  • Hessle to Filey
    Distance: 79 miles (127km)
    7 Nights, 6 Days
    from £645 pp
    YWW1 ~ Hessle to Filey ~ 7 / 6 classic
    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
    Day 8:Depart Filey

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    What's Included:
    6 walking days
    7 nights accommodation
    7 breakfasts
    • High standard accommodation at a mixture of Guesthouses, Farmhouses, local Inns and B&Bs 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

    You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on. We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.

    Our Yorkshire Wolds Way holidays are available to walk March to October.

    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.

    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.

    Visit www.thetrainline.com for further information

    Looking for different mileages or a different number of nights? Please contact us to discuss how our itineraries can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Call one of our helpful team on +44 (0)1291 689774 or e-mail us here.

    Yorkshire Wolds Way Client Reviews

    4.8/5 based on 9 reviews
    Celtic Trails are much better than other companies - the personal service is exceptional. Walking is the activity which enables us to forget about work and having the walk pre-organised means there are no stresses on hols.
    - July 2019
    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!
    - 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.
    - September 2018
    We have walked long distance before but have arranged it ourselves. It was lovely to have everything done for us.
    - July 2018
    We most enjoyed the scenery, the solitude and only carrying a day-pack!
    - June 2018
    Celtic Trails are better than any company we've walked with previously.
    - April 2018
    "Thank you - another great experience. Excellent service, better accommodations than other companies, we would choose you again."
    - April 2018
    "In comparison to other companies, Celtic Trails is excellent."
    - August 2017
    "We will definitely use Celtic Trails again."
    - June 2016
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