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.
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