Ebor Way
76 mile walk across gentle country between Helmsley & Ilkley

A relatively gentle walk, taking its name from Eboracum, Roman York. From Helmsley it heads southwards to Hovingham and crosses undulating farmland to Strensall, from where the River Foss is followed to York. The city is crossed on the path along its medieval walls and is left along the banks of the River Ouse. At Tadcaster the route turns west and continues along the Wharfe valley and the Ainsty bounds to Wetherby and Harewood. Here the Way climbs to the gritstone outcrops of the Chevin and Cow and Calf Rocks on the edge of Ilkley Moor before descending to Ilkley in Wharfedale.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Helmsley to Terrington (12.8m)
Day 2: Terrington to Haxby (11.4m)
Day 3: Haxby to Copmanthorpe (12.1m)
Day 4: Copmanthorpe to Wetherby (14m)
Day 5: Wetherby to Bramhope (15m)
Day 6: Bramhope to Ilkley (11.6m)

 

£770 per person (single)
£635 per person (based on two sharing)
£590 per person (based on group of 3)
£565 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Helmsley to Haxby (24.2m)
Day 2: Haxby to Tadcaster (17.8m)
Day 3: Tadcaster to Harewood (17.3m)
Day 4: Harewood to Ilkley (17.2m)

 

£560 per person (single)
£465 per person (based on two sharing)
£430 per person (based on group of 3)
£415 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Helmsley to Terrington (12.8m)
Day 2: Terrington to York (16.2m)
Day 3: York to Tadcaster (12.2m)
Day 4: Tadcaster to Harewood (17.3m)
Day 5: Harewood to Ilkley (17.2m)

 

£670 per person (single)
£550 per person (based on two sharing)
£510 per person (based on group of 3)
£490 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Helmsley to Terrington (12.8m)
Day 2: Terrington to Haxby (11.4m)
Day 3: Haxby to Copmanthorpe (12.1m)
Day 4: Copmanthorpe to Boston Spa (11.2m)
Day 5: Boston Spa to Harewood (12.4m)
Day 6: Harewood to Menston (10.9m)
Day 7: Menston to Ilkley (6.3m)

 

£875 per person (single)
£725 per person (based on two sharing)
£675 per person (based on group of 3)
£645 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Helmsley to Terrington (12.8m)
Day 2: Terrington to Haxby (11.4m)
Day 3: Haxby to Bishopthorpe (9.9m)
Day 4: Bishopthorpe to Tadcaster (7.9m)
Day 5: Tadcaster to Wetherby (8.3m)
Day 6: Wetherby to Harewood (9m)
Day 7: Harewood to Menston (10.9m)
Day 8: Menston to Ilkley (6.3m)

 

£990 per person (single)
£810 per person (based on two sharing)
£750 per person (based on group of 3)
£720 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£275 per person (single)
£140 per person (based on two people)
£95 per person (based on group of 3)
£70 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£200 per person (single)
£105 per person (based on two people)
£70 per person (based on group of 3)
£55 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£240 per person (single)
£120 per person (based on two people)
£80 per person (based on group of 3)
£60 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£310 per person (single)
£160 per person (based on two people)
£110 per person (based on group of 3)
£80 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£360 per person (single)
£180 per person (based on two people)
£120 per person (based on group of 3)
£90 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Walk Information
A relatively gentle walk, taking its name from Eboracum, Roman York. From Helmsley it heads southwards to Hovingham and crosses undulating farmland to Strensall, from where the River Foss is followed to York. The city is crossed on the path along its medieval walls and is left along the banks of the River Ouse. At Tadcaster the route turns west and continues along the Wharfe valley and the Ainsty bounds to Wetherby and Harewood. Here the Way climbs to the gritstone outcrops of the Chevin and Cow and Calf Rocks on the edge of Ilkley Moor before descending to Ilkley in Wharfedale.

OS Explorer Maps
OL26 - North York Moors - Western area
289 - Leeds
290 - York
297 - Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley

300 - Howardian Hills & Malton

Guide Books
"The EborWay" by Michael Cotton - Published by Sigma Press - ISBN: 978-1850589464 - now out of print

ViewRanger Digital Maps
Digital Maps can be viewed on a modern smartphone using an appropriate ‘app’, which is usually provided as part of any map purchase. Brigantes are happy to recommend ViewRanger for all your digital mapping and mobile navigation needs.

The ViewRanger Shop provides Ordnance Survey maps for all parts of the UK, as well as the National Trail and selected Long Distance Paths. Map segments can also be purchased ad-hoc, allowing you to cover any walk you plan to take.

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