Yorkshire Wolds Way
78 mile National Trail through the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds

The Wolds Way is probably the least well-known of our National Trails, but its very quietness and lack of commercialism are proving to be principal attributes. At 78 miles this is 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.

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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.

Itin A:   5D / 6N       £805 pp *

Daily mileages range from 13 miles to 18 miles

£975 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£805 per person (based on two sharing)
£760 per person (based on group of 3)
£740 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

Includes personal transport from Wharram le Street to Malton/Scagglethorpe & return and from Ganton to Flixton & return

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Itin B:   6D / 7N       £865 pp *

Daily mileages range from 12 miles to 17 miles

£1,045 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£865 per person (based on two sharing)
£820 per person (based on group of 3)
£800 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

Includes personal transport from Wharram le Street to Malton/Scagglethorpe & return and from Ganton to Flixton & return

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Itin C:   7D / 8N       £975 pp *

Daily mileages range from 9.5 miles to 13 miles

£1,170 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£975 per person (based on two sharing)
£925 per person (based on group of 3)
£900 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

Includes personal transport from Wharram le Street to Malton/Scagglethorpe & return and from Ganton to Flixton & return

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Itin D:   8D / 9N       £1075 pp *

Daily mileages range from 8 miles to 13 miles

£1,265 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£1,075 per person (based on two sharing)
£1,030 per person (based on group of 3)
£1,010 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

Includes personal transport from Brantingham to South Cave & return,
Settrington Beacon to Malton/Scagglethorpe & return and Ganton to Flixton & return

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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.

Itin A

£265 (single)
£135 per person (based on two people)
£90 per person (based on group of 3)
£70 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

Max 17kg per bag

Itin B

£280 (single)
£140 per person (based on two people)
£95 per person (based on group of 3)
£75 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

Max 17kg per bag

Itin C

£310 (single)
£155 per person (based on two people)
£105 per person (based on group of 3)
£80 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

Max 17kg per bag

Itin D

£345 (single)
£175 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

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £75.00 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.

Walk Information
The Wolds Way is probably the least well-known of our National Trails, but its very quietness and lack of commercialism are proving to be principal attributes. The route, which follows the crescent of chalk uplands stretching from Hessle on the banks of the Humber in the south, northwards to Filey Brigg, was designated a national trail more than 21 years ago. In the nearby Dales, and the North York Moors National Parks, footpath erosion is a growing problem, but here, meeting a fellow walker is rare enough to be an event. There are big fields on the Wold tops, and enormous skies, but when you drop into the dry valleys, you enter a different world.

A walk along the Wolds Way is a completely different experience to what is found in the Lakes or the Dales, and this walk is ideal for those looking for what they hope will be gentle introduction to multi-day walking. The Yorkshire Wolds Way offers good walking for anyone. It is relatively low level, and definitely not a “challenge” walk, but a satisfying experience, and good holiday

OS Explorer Maps
293 – Kingston upon Hull & Beverley
294 – Market Weighton & Yorkshire Wolds Central
300 – Howardian Hills & Malton

301 – Scarborough, Bridlington & Flamborough Head

Guide Books
The Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way” by Paddy Dillon – Published by Cicerone – ISBN: 978-1852848231

Mobile Digital Mapping
Digital maps can be viewed on most modern smartphones using an appropriate app, downloaded from the app store associated with your device. Brigantes recommend that whichever app you use, it should support Ordnance Survey 1:25k or 1:50k scale maps. There are many apps to choose from, but the two main providers are Ordnance Survey and Memory Map.

Each provider’s app has its own benefits, but both provide all-important offline navigation, meaning your device does not need a mobile signal to work effectively on the trail.

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Walkers' Testimonials

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37 Replies to “Yorkshire Wolds Way”

  1. Yorkshire Wolds Way is a beautiful walk. Thoroughly enjoyed it. It is well sign-posted but the digital OS map is always useful. I don’t recommend the low tide route for final stretch of the Humber foreshore unless the mud is really dry. Baggage transfer was efficient and the accommodation excellent.

  2. Brigantes organised The Yorkshire Wolds Way walk for us in late May 2024. Everything went like clockwork in terms of accommodation and taxis etc. The Yorkshire Wolds are possibly England’s best kept secret. Rolling hillswith fascinating dry valleys and beautiful woodland in places. We were walking with hawthorn and wildflowers in full bloom. There are very few people about — quite a lot of sheep! Accommodation is sparse, but Brigantes have it all sussed out, with taxis to tke you to your destination. My friend and I have done many walks over the years, and this is certainly one of the best!

  3. Thank you for all your help in pulling together the Yorkshire Wolds Way trip for us. We had a great week. All of the hotels were lovely, with friendly and helpful staff, and all of the transfers (luggage and walkers) went seamlessly. We were consistently surprised at the quality of the hotels as we went along, and were particularly happy at the Cave Castle Hotel (what a beautiful hotel!) and the White Lodge in Filey (great location, lovely sea view from the twin-bedded room). We will certainly book with you again and recommend you to our walking friends.

  4. Thank you Brigantes for arranging our Yorkshire Wolds Way walk.

    We had a great time and were lucky with the weather, it only rained twice and was sunny most of the time.

    It was an area we had never previously visited and we found the rolling hills and dry chalk valleys interesting and very different from North Yorks where we usually walk.

    As always with Brigantes baggage transfer was faultless and accommodation was first class. All were good but we particularly liked Greenwick Farm, Orchard Lodge and the luxury of the White Lodge Hotel in Filey made a perfect end to the walk.

  5. We walked the Yorkshire Wolds way in Early July 2022, we have walked many National Trails and rate this one the best! Varied and beautiful scenery, lots of wildflowers and butterflies, hills but not too steep. Even managed a swim in the sea at Filey. We were very pleased with the service given to us by Brigantes. All the accommodation and baggage transfers worked perfectly. We will definitely use. them again when we next do a long trip.

  6. We walked The Wold’s Way in July when the weather was very hot. It was a fantastic walk with lovely rolling hills and dry valleys. We saw lots of wild flowers, birds and especially butterflies. It was mostly arable farming with interesting crops including wheat, barley, rapeseed, potatoes, peas, broad beans and borage. The hotels and pubs, which we booked ourselves, were all very good and food was generally abundant and excellent. Brigantes delivered our bags without fail. You never see them – it’s like magic! What an efficient company they are. Thank you so much.

  7. We got back from the Yorkshire Wolds Way walk yesterday. There are four of us in the group and we book our own accommodation and the use a baggage carriers.This was our 13th long distance walk and we have used Brigantes every time we we are in the north. As usual the service was very efficient despite us having to change two hotels hotels just before the walk. Needless to say we will be using Brigantes the next time we are walkingin the area.

  8. Yorkshire Wolds Way was very well organised by Annette and her team. We had a lovely rest day in Pocklington, visiting the lovely Burnaby gardens. All our accommodation was very good and such a wide selections Hotel, pubs, upmarket guest house and self catering cottage. The taxi companies employed were all very helpful. The walk is lovely, peaceful and quite beautiful.

  9. The YWW is one of the great undiscovered (by most people) walking routes in the country, and our 7-day walk, which we finished last week, was beautifully manicured by Annette and her team at Brigantes. Their service was always responsive, such a joy not to have to wait days for replies, and yes, I know that email has led us all to expect immediate responses, but they delivered.
    Traditionally, we have arranged our own accommodation on walks, but COVID/staycation stories encouraged us to use a tour-organiser this year; more expensive but worth it. It is unlikely we would have discovered the B&B of our dreams without Brigantes: Mike and Ali at Millington, take a bow.
    Don’t expect 5* luxury every night, but do look forward to clean, comfortable rooms, and an excellent pint at Thixendale.
    The first day to South Cave is a long hike, especially if you have to backtrack from your hotel to the start of the walk, and if your next stop is at Cave Castle Hotel which is a mile off the route. However, the path is well-signed throughout, although the northern sections were overgrown in parts, and every section would benefit from a few benches to take in the views and to rest the legs for a few minutes.

  10. We have just completed the Yorkshire Wolds Way, having had to reschedule it from earlier in the summer. It is a delightful, quiet walk with a lot of variety, wonderful views and beautiful secluded valleys. The signage and condition of the path was very good throughout. As ever, Brigantes organised our accommodation and baggage transfers like clockwork. The only downside for the Way at present is that the start of the route from Hessle to North Ferriby is closed due to engineering works and the alternative route is alongside a busy major road. With hindsight we would have planned to start the walk from North Ferriby. Overall it was a very enjoyable walk and well worth doing.

  11. Many thanks to Annette and the Team at Brigantes for arranging my YWW walk at this difficult time. The arrangements all worked smoothly: accommodation, baggage transfers and lifts to/from accommodation when off the trail. The Yorkshire Wolds Way runs through glorious countryside with spectacular views and takes you to lesser visited places. All-in-all, a thoroughly enjoyable trip.

  12. 4 of us have just completed the YWW and would recommend the walk to anyone, well signposted, good paths, fairly easy with a few gradients to add variety, great views over the Vale of York and Vale of Pckering, and very good accommodation. Despite the Covid 19 situation the B&Bs and pubs did a great job. Heartfelt thanks to Brigantes for arranging everything and for providing us with first class information to make the walk troublefree. The weather was superb for walking.

  13. A big thank you to Annette and her team for organising excellent acommodation, plus helpful hosts with pick-ups or telephone calls. We were blessed with six days of sunshine so saw the Wolds at it’s best. A lovely undiscovered part of Yorkshire. Ann Smith plus 4 members of N.W.Essex Ramblers.

  14. It is no wonder Brigantes gets such rave reviews! Our group of three hiked the trail last week in search of our family immigration history from Fimber to the U.S. The Brigantes logistical support was superb from baggage transfer to a wonderful choice of accomodations and working with us to incorporate a sidetrip to the village of Fimber and Sledmere Estate, both connected to our family history. All we had to do was walk the trail, search out pubs and tearooms each day, savor the scenery and meet the hospitable and helpful people of Yorkshire. I’ve already heard from friends who are interested in doing something similiar and I’ve given them your information. Thank you for your contribution to a memorable and insightful family experience.

    Ann Randall

  15. Our small group of 3 adults were very pleased with the Brigantes logistics organization for our Yorkshire Wolds Way walk this Aug-Sept. They were most helpful in organizing our trip – everything was planned very well, the people we met at each Inn, B&B and lodge were all friendly & helpful. Each morning our baggage was collected, so we could simply enjoy the walk and scenery. Even the few last-minute side trips we took, including taxi p/u’s and d/o’s, were arranged with great care and no problem. The Brigantes team are very professional and went out of their way to accommodate our schedule and side-trip interests along the way. I strongly recommend them for any walk in the UK!

  16. Excellent route, wonderfully well-organized by Brigantes, with perfect luggage transfers. We greatly enjoyed walking the Wolds Way ~ second time, having walked it first in 2017 and really enjoyed it. Highlights? Thixendale for its tranquil beauty. Pub in Thixendale for its witty welcoming atmosphere. Wharram Percy for medieval magic. Filey for brilliant little seaside town. Or perhaps Millington for out-of-the-world breakfasts & hospitality. Loved it all!

    1. Thank you so much for the positive feedback on Millington hospitality! This is only our second season in the b and b business and we pride ourselves on making our guests feel welcome and serving up a great breakfast. We can also comment that, in our experience, walkers who stay with us through Brigantes are lovely people to meet! Mike and Ali, Garthend House Bed and Breakfast, Millington.

  17. I finished the walk on 11th June. I just wanted to express my appreciation of the high standard of the holiday you organised for me. Everything ran like clockwork, the accommodation was first class and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience (despite the weather). I didn’t see the courier although my bags were always there before me – please pass on my thanks to him/her and everyone else involved, I am already planning another walk with you next year.

  18. Very pleased with the service provided by Brigantes; all arrangements for our Yorkshire Wolds Way walk were handled efficiently and worked perfectly. Accomodation was good and baggage transfer operated seamlessly.

  19. We walked the Yorkshire Wolds Way in dreadful weather, despite it being the middle of June. Despite this we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The organisation, accommodation and baggage transfer were all excellent, and we will use Brigantes again. Thanks to all.

  20. Yorkshire Wolds Way is a fabulous walk and so interesting and yet very quiet. Didn’t see a soul most days. Although I chose/booked the accommodation, Brigantes Baggage Company were excellent in their advice and support before and during the walk. The bags were picked up and dropped off as per Brigantes schedule and I would definitely use them again. Well done Brigantes and thank you.

  21. My wife and I used Brigantes to organise our overnight stays, transport to and from the trail and baggage transfers between accommodation while we walked the Wolds Way at the start of April. What a very good service, everything went like clockwork and all the accommodation and people along the way were very friendly and accommodating. All we had to worry about was enjoying the walk. Brigantes was highly spoken of by all the proprietors.
    What a stress free quiet peaceful experience, easy to navigate and not overly strenuous, just what we needed.

  22. October 2018. Just walked The Yorkshire Wolds Way and all the overnights were organised by Brigantes including lifts to the b and b’s which were away from the path. Everything went like clockwork. Thank you. We’ll use you again definitely.
    The Wolds Way is wonderful, a hidden gem.

  23. Hi just a quick message to thank Brigantes for organising our Yorkshire wolds way walk. Everything was organised perfectly. The accomodation was fantastic and baggage transfer service was wonderful. We will certainly be using your services again. Yorkshire wolds way is an amazingly beautiful walk and we were blessed with lovely weather.
    Thank You
    Julie and Pam

  24. I finished Yorkshire Wolds Way just over a week ago. What a wonderful walk this is! If you’re after vast panoramic views, big skies, open fields, steep hills and valleys, and if you’re looking for peace and quiet, then this is the walk for you!! I used Brigantes for the first time and was really impressed – one hundred per cent reliable (baggage transfer always on time) and first-class accommodation. The holiday was hassle-free and very relaxing indeed.

  25. I booked the Wolds Way walk hoping for a relaxing trip to help me recover from serious illness. The walk was wonderful and Brigantes booked us into lovely accommodation making everything very easy and straight forward. This is a little known route but one I would highly recommend for ease of navigation and beautiful mellow scenery. Some of the villages have no internet or television and this was bliss as we could truly relax and make friends with fellow travellers. Thixendale in particular was really special.

  26. Just spent 6 great days walking the Yorkshire Wolds Way. The walk is not strenuous,, the countryside is beautiful and completely unknown to us and Filey is a great place to finish. Paddling feet in the North Sea followed by ice cream is a great way to finish. We booked our own accommodation which is possible but not that easy as there is a shortage of accommodation along the exact route so needs to be done early, but Brigantes were fantastic moving our bags. All on time and absolutely no complaints. We would thoroughly recommend the route and Brigantes.

  27. We finished the Yorkshire Wold Way on May 10th 2018 having chosen the most perfect weather and the most efficient and thoughtful company – I mean Brigantes. Many thanks for choosing the most comfortable and hospitable accommodations. They were all different but all excellent. The walk itself showed off the beauty of a little known part of Yorkshire. We had views of York Minster from one of the paths.Thanks for making this a very memorable and enjoyable holiday.

  28. We have just returned from 6 days walking the Yorkshire Wolds Way. It was a lovely time of year to do the walk. Fresh green leaves on the trees and hedges, tadpoles and ducklings on the ponds, red kites circling overhead and beautiful views over the Yorkshire countryside. The accommodation was all superb and the breakfasts and evening meals in local establishments more than adequate for hungry walkers.
    From Roy’s smiling face welcoming us on the first day as we trudged through Hessle in the pouring rain to hand over our luggage, to Annette’s phone call to make sure we were alright on the last evening as we hadn’t booked into our B&B by 6.30 (we were sitting on the beach eating fish and chips) all went smoothly.
    Thank you Brigantes, we would be happy to use you again.

  29. Finished the walk on the Wolds Way a couple of weeks ago. Scenery spectacular and weather fine. Pubs & guest houses were excellent and luggage was delivered with no problems. Hoping to do another next year, thanks to all.

  30. We have just returned from our six day walking holiday in the Yorkshire Wolds. The countryside was varied and stunning. With Brigantes help, we felt we had pitched the mileage right with the maximum being a 15 mile day. A big thank you to Annette and Brigantes who organised the logistics and provided an excellent itinerary and baggage service making the walking easier for us. Please pass on our thanks to Roy and to the drivers who ferried us to and from Filey, all were good humoured and punctual. I would certainly use Brigantes again on a similar holiday!

  31. 6 of us from The Ramblers, Manchester Coach Rambles Group, came back from 3 days walking 42 miles of the Wolds Way extremely pleased with everything. All the B&Bs were superb. Greenwick Farm was stunning and Fran and Owen were a pleasure to meet. We couldn’t have asked for a more helpful, friendly host in Jeannie at Robeanne House. The walking through the meadows with the wild flowers, the huge swaying fields in the cool breeze, the woods, the pretty villages and of course the rolling hills, was just such a joy. Thank you Brigantes for organising our accommodation and luggage transport. Hi to Roy, the driver. Hope to see him next July when we come back to complete the Wolds Way.

  32. Dear Annette. Just to say thanks again for a faultless baggage service on our recent Wolds walk. This must be the third or fourth time we have used you and we have never been let down. I would recommend Brigantes to any walker or cyclist. Huge thanks to the team of drivers. Very best, John Harrow

  33. Just back from 5 days on the Wolds Way, which we enjoyed tremendously: such good pathways, lovely (remote) countryside – the May flowers and woodlands were a delight- , and friendly folks wherever we went. Thank you so much for making all our arrangements run so smoothly and for booking us into super accommodation at every stage.

  34. My husband Bernard and I completed our first long distance walk – the Wolds Way – last Sunday and just wanted to thank you for the excellent service you provided in transporting our luggage. We are contemplating doing the Dales Way in the future and will definitely use you again

  35. We got back from walking the Wolds Way yesterday and I am just writing on behalf of all of us to say what a superb holiday it was. The accommodation was absolutely brilliant throughout and Mal and his colleagues were great, punctual and very helpful. So thank you very much indeed for putting it all together so well, you could not have done a better job for us!

  36. We’re just back from our Yorkshire Wolds Way walk which we finished yesterday. We got the hottest day in the last 5 years on Day 1 and the best week of the year for weather. Just to let you know that everything went well and the baggage transfers were perfect. Thanks for organising this and can you pass our thanks onto the driver(s) who transferred our bags so efficiently. We are planning to do the Hadrian’s Wall Path later this year and two more walks next year leading up to The Pennine Way in 2013 (Trevor’s 60th year!) and we will definitely be using your service again for all of these.

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