Discover the Yorkshire Wolds

Welcome to the Yorkshire Wolds, the place that inspired some of the most iconic images by artist, David Hockney (as well as many poets, writers, photographers, film makers, local artist and of course, visitors to the area). It’s easy to understand why the Yorkshire Wolds are a source of such inspiration when you take in its wide-open spaces, vast views, breath-taking landscapes and stunning wildlife. 

Whether you choose to explore the area on foot or by bike, car or horseback there’s plenty to see and do. From historic sites and beautiful period houses to glorious gardens and the natural beauty of the heritage coastline, the Yorkshire Wolds offers some very different experiences to enjoy. 

Yorkshire Wolds National Trail

The outstanding Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail has been inspiring visitors for more than 40 years. This 79-mile trail (127km) National Trail, from Hessle to Filey provides memorable experiences along a route of chalk landscapes with hidden dry valleys, stunning field top views and an abundance of wildlife, thriving market towns and ancient villages

Boasting some of the most tranquil and gentle countryside in England, the Yorkshire Wolds Way can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone looking to take pleasure from the great outdoors.

Eat in the Yorkshire Wolds

If you enjoy the warm welcome of a cosy inn or pub, you won’t be disappointed – you’ll find them in abundance in the Yorkshire Wolds. The culinary scene is much more diverse than you might first think though, from vintage tea rooms in our market towns to the Michelin-starred restaurant, The Pipe and Glass Inn, you will find an option to please all palettes.

At the heart of the region are our farmers providing ingredients and inspiration to chefs across the Wolds so you can enjoy fresh produce, whatever the season.  If you are a keen cook, you can get hold of those same ingredients at one of many food festivals, farm shops and bakeries or if you need a culinary brush up, spend time at the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School.

40 years of the Yorkshire Wolds Way

2022 was a landmark for the wonderful Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail.  For 40 years locals and visitors from near and far have come to walk, run and enjoy wonderful experiences on this much loved trail.

To mark this special milestone, a number of events and activities were held including tree planting, a touring art exhibition featuring works by local artists Ian and Stef Mitchell and and a mass walk on 2 October, the big anniversary date. Groups of enthusiasts from the Ramblers Association and other organisations walked the full route in one day over 7 stages.  And of course there was birthday cake too!

Step outside, breath in the fresh air and start your adventure in the Yorkshire Wolds.

More inspiration

Discovering the Huggate Poetry Bench

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10 highlights of the Yorkshire Wolds

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Discover the Yorkshire Wolds in Autumn

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Wolds getaways

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