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Wander: Art on the Yorkshire Wolds Way

Art on the Yorkshire Wolds Way in East Yorkshire

WANDER is the first trail of its kind in the country encompassing a series of public art installations on a national trail. WANDER – Art on the Yorkshire Wolds Way creates an evocative attraction comprising landmark art installations along the national walking route plus an additional fitting of creatively crafted benches etched with poetry.

WANDER is inspired by the beautiful and undulating Yorkshire Wolds landscape as David Hockney famously is. Over recent years, Hockney has been prolific in producing artworks featuring the East Yorkshire landscape including the famous Bigger Trees by Warter and his Woldgate Woods series. There are also many art galleries that celebrate East Yorkshire fantastic artists and the countryside that inspired them.

Artworks that complement and enhance the landscape are installed along the 79-mile National Trail - which starts on the banks of the River Humber and finishes on the dramatic Filey Brigg headland - by nationally significant artists. The resulting works of art vary in type and scale and are installed in a variety of beautiful and unusual settings. 

A collection of six individually designed benches by artist and furniture maker Angus Ross are etched with site-specific poems composed by John Wedgwood Clark. The benches are made from steam-bent oak and stainless steel, hand crafted to echo the flowing lines and curves of the dry valleys and magical springs of water which 'appear' along the route of the Yorkshire Wolds Way route. The ribbons of wood spring out of the ground and flow with lines of words emerging like water all from one source.

Whether you want to tackle the whole 79 mile route or pick a few points to cover, make sure to pack a picnic to enjoy at one the perfectly placed benches and take in the views. Click for more information on the Yorkshire Wolds WayOr add a cafe close to the route to you itinerary and treat yourself to lunch to fuel you for an afternoon of walking. Check out accommodation section to see where to stay on route.

Product Information

  1. The Gait Inn


    The Gate Inn is a traditional village pub serving real ale. Located in Millington in the East Yorkshire Wolds, just a few miles away from Pocklington.

  2. Green Dragon


    Seventeenth-century inn on the Yorkshire Wolds. Situated in the centre of the picturesque conservation village of Welton.

  3. WANDER: Little Wold Plantation Bench

    South Cave

    Little Wold plantation is near South Cave and is the first WANDER bench plotted on the Yorkshire Wolds Way route.

    Image by @rachmf7

  4. WANDER: Spring Dale Railway Path

    This bench can be found on the old railway path near Goodmanham, above the point where the roads and an old railway line meet.

  5. Goodmanham Arms


    A traditional Yorkshire country pub with real ales and home cooked food. Serving locals, visitors and passing ramblers, all receive a warm welcome and good service in the hub of picturesque local walks.

  6. The Fiddle Drill


    Set in a stunning barn conversion, The Fiddle Drill is a family run tea room serving a savoury lunchtime menu and gorgeous variety of homemade cakes in a modern barn conversion.

  7. The Ginger Cow Company


    Our beautiful tea room offers homemade and locally produced food, with plenty of outside seating. We take group bookings and cater for private events and parties.

  8. WANDER: Millington View Point


    Here, the bench has a view over Millington, high up in the farmland on the edge of the ridge looking north and west towards Millington.

    Image by Paul Moon

  9. Ramblers Rest


    A tea room and restaurant nestled in the charming Yorkshire Wolds village of Millington. Ramblers' Rest is a haven for walkers and cyclists. Full of rustic charm.

  10. Rachel’s Walnut Cottage

    Huggate, York

    A delightful Village Tearoom set in the picturesque Village of Huggate.
    Offering Teas, freshly ground Coffee and a selection of Home Baked Cakes and Scones. Daily baked scones are served with Homemade jam and clotted cream.

  11. Wolds Village


    Lovingly restored Georgian farmhouse and outbuildings incorporating a craft and gift shop plus a tearoom and restaurant. The Wolds Village also houses 7 ensuite bedrooms, a gallery and a function room.

  12. Wolds Inn


    The Wolds Inn is a family run 16th Century inn. We are known for our homemade traditional English food all made with local produce.

  13. WANDER: Horse Dale View Point

    The fourth bench along the route it at the top of Horse Dale near Huggate with expansive views to the dales in the north.

    Image by @smita_Matthew

  14. WANDER: Bauman Lyons Walkers Shelter

    Yorkshire Wolds

    A modern shelter incorporating glass screens and a boardwalk to views of the village pond.

  15. WANDER: Waves and Time

    A beautiful dry valley site at the junction of three characteristic Wolds dry valleys (Worm Dale, Thixendale and Bradeham Dale) with panoramic 'big skies' above.

  16. Woldies Lavender & Nature Farm


    Yorkshires largest Lavender & Herb Farm set on the Northern Edge of the Yorkshire Wolds.
    Lavender fields, Raised lavender & Herb beds, Lavender Fields Nature Walk Maze Steam fired Distillery Unique products made on site. Tearoom Shop

  17. WANDER: Enclosure Rites, Knapton Brow

    Knapton Brow

    Creation of a new resting and view point, which takes inspiration from the ancient archaeological remains found in this area whilst reinstating an old farming practice, the dew pond, to enhance the view as a sky mirror and contribute to biodiversity.

  18. WANDER: Sherburn Brow Bench

    Stop at the bench here at Sherburn Brow, near Manor Wold Farm, on the edge of the Wolds, looking north across the wide valley to the North York Moors.

  19. WANDER: Folkton Wold Bench

    Set in lovely and peaceful Camp Dale at Folkton Wold, and the final WANDER bench stop along the Yorkshire Wolds Way route.

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
The Gait Inn (53.95475,-0.73663)Green Dragon (53.73242,-0.55078)24.84
Green Dragon (53.73242,-0.55078)WANDER: Little Wold Plantation Bench (53.77771,-0.58851)5.06
WANDER: Little Wold Plantation Bench (53.77771,-0.58851)WANDER: Spring Dale Railway Path (53.87186,-0.6338)9.81
WANDER: Spring Dale Railway Path (53.87186,-0.6338)Goodmanham Arms (53.87648,-0.64772)0.94
Goodmanham Arms (53.87648,-0.64772)The Fiddle Drill (53.87707,-0.64591)0.12
The Fiddle Drill (53.87707,-0.64591)The Ginger Cow Company (53.88431,-0.75779)6.65
The Ginger Cow Company (53.88431,-0.75779)WANDER: Millington View Point (53.95166,-0.72625)7
WANDER: Millington View Point (53.95166,-0.72625)Ramblers Rest (53.95473,-0.73663)0.68
Ramblers Rest (53.95473,-0.73663)Rachel’s Walnut Cottage (53.98414,-0.65933)5.43
Rachel’s Walnut Cottage (53.98414,-0.65933)Wolds Village (53.9659,-0.53202)7.72
Wolds Village (53.9659,-0.53202)Wolds Inn (53.98356,-0.65798)7.63
Wolds Inn (53.98356,-0.65798)WANDER: Horse Dale View Point (54.00289,-0.65338)1.96
WANDER: Horse Dale View Point (54.00289,-0.65338)WANDER: Bauman Lyons Walkers Shelter (54.02063,-0.66632)1.93
WANDER: Bauman Lyons Walkers Shelter (54.02063,-0.66632)WANDER: Waves and Time (54.01955,-0.71138)2.65
WANDER: Waves and Time (54.01955,-0.71138)Woldies Lavender & Nature Farm (54.15803,-0.66299)14.16
Woldies Lavender & Nature Farm (54.15803,-0.66299)WANDER: Enclosure Rites, Knapton Brow (54.15687,-0.63768)1.49
WANDER: Enclosure Rites, Knapton Brow (54.15687,-0.63768)WANDER: Sherburn Brow Bench (54.16614,-0.58423)3.27
WANDER: Sherburn Brow Bench (54.16614,-0.58423)WANDER: Folkton Wold Bench (54.17646,-0.37456)12.34
Total Distance *113.67 miles
Estimated Journey Time3.66 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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