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 Hovingham (8.9m)
Day 2: Hovingham to Haxby (14.8m)
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)

 

£955 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£775 per person (based on two sharing)
£720 per person (based on group of 3)
£695 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)

 

£690 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£560 per person (based on two sharing)
£520 per person (based on group of 3)
£500 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Helmsley to Hovingham (12.8m)
Day 2: Hovingham 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)

 

£805 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£660 per person (based on two sharing)
£610 per person (based on group of 3)
£585 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Helmsley to Hovingham (12.8m)
Day 2: Hovingham 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)

 

£1,080 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£880 per person (based on two sharing)
£820 per person (based on group of 3)
£790 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Helmsley to Hovingham (12.8m)
Day 2: Hovingham 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)

 

£1,225 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£990 per person (based on two sharing)
£920 per person (based on group of 3)
£885 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.

£325 per person (single)
£165 per person (based on two people)
£110 per person (based on group of 3)
£85 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£260 per person (single)
£130 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

£295 per person (single)
£150 per person (based on two people)
£100 per person (based on group of 3)
£75 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£370 per person (single)
£190 per person (based on two people)
£130 per person (based on group of 3)
£100 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£440 per person (single)
£220 per person (based on two people)
£150 per person (based on group of 3)
£115 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 £60.00 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

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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