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National Trail AcornYorkshire Wolds Way National Trail

E Yorkshire, N Yorkshire

124 km / 77 miles
A journey from the Humber estuary to the dramatic Cleveland coast through the gentle chalk hills of the Yorkshire Wolds in typical downland scenery, with chalk grassland peppered with poppies, patches of woodlands and dry valleys. The trail was originally an initiative of the Ramblers Association and went on to become the tenth National Trail launched by the then Countryside Commission.

The Trail first goes west along the River Humber and then north around the western edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, in woods and across arable land through Thixendale, and along the northern escarpment of the Wolds that rises to over 600ft. It travels on ridges and through dry valleys and sheep pasture to reach the coast at Filey and the fine headland of Filey Brigg. At Filey it meets the Cleveland Way National Trail, enabling walkers to take a longer continuous route on these two National Trails.

It was the first National Trail to be entirely stile free.

UPDATE February 2021 - Following the route closures mentioned in the August 2020 issue of Strider, the works have now been completed and the route is fully reopened.

The LDWA National Trails Register offers certificates for completers of several British National Trails.

See E-Routes (E2 & E8)


Details:

Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Path Type: National Trails (England & Wales)
Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Attributes: National Trail (England and Wales)
Challenging
Downland/Wolds
River
Start: TA034257 - Hessle Haven, E Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Finish: TA125817 - Filey Brigg, N Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 1982
Web Sites: National Trails - Yorkshire Wolds Way Wolds Way ibook Welcome to Yorkshire - National Trails Stephen and Lucy Dawson - Yorkshire Wolds Way [blog] Rambling Man - Planning your Yorkshire Wolds Way Walk Rambling Man - Yorkshire Wolds Way [blog] Pete's Trip Reports - Yorkshire Wolds Way [blog] The Yorkshire Wolds Way in 3 minutes [YouTube video] A walk in the Wolds - exploring the Yorkshire Wolds Way [YouTube video] Brian's Walks - Yorkshire Wolds Way [blog] Trailplanner - Yorkshire Wolds Way [blog] A walker's journal - The Yorkshire Wolds Way [blog] Trailwalker - Yorkshire Wolds Way [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking the Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trails  (Cicerone Press  - 2016 )
Certificate Certificate for National Trails  (Long Distance Walkers Association )
Guidebook Yorkshire Wolds Way : National Trail Guide  (Aurum Press (an imprint of Quarto)  - 2016 )
Guidebook Walkers' Britain  (AA Publishing  - 2011 )
General Interest Book Big walks of Great Britain  (Summersdale Publishers  - 2007 )
General Interest Book Big walks of the north  (Summersdale Publishers  - 2010 )
Badge Badge for National Trails  (Trails Shop )
Certificate Certificate for National Trails  (Trails Shop )
Guidebook The National Trails : 19 long-distance routes through England, Scotland and Wales  (Cicerone Press  - 2015 )
Other National Trail mug  (Trails Shop )
Badge Yorkshire Wolds Way enamel badge  (Trails Shop )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 100, 101, 106, 107
OS Landranger Active 100, 101, 106, 107
OS Explorer 281, 293, 294, 300, 301
OS Explorer Active 281, 293, 294, 300, 301
Other Paper Maps:
A-Z Adventure Atlas
Yorkshire Wolds Way Adventure Atlas (Geographers' A-Z Map Company (an imprint of HarperCollins) - 2017)
Harvey National Trail map
Yorkshire Wolds Way (Harvey Maps - 2017)
Digital Maps:
Satmap OS mapcard

Walking Support Providers:

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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Brigantes Accommodation & Baggage Courier Service)
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Baggage Handling and Self Guided Walks (Celtic Trails Walking Holidays)
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)
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Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Great British Walks Limited)

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

 
 
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Walkers are Welcome
2 km
39 km
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50 km
Walkers are Welcome
3 km
50 km
Camping Barn
1 km
51 km
Bunk House
4 km
115 km

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Route Profile:

123.9 km (77.0 miles)
2,518 m (8,261 ft) ascent
217 m (712 ft)  maximum height

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