White Rose Way
104 mile exploration of the White Rose county of Yorkshire

The White Rose Way links sections of existing trails with little used public footpaths to create a new 104 mile walking trail from Leeds City Centre to Scarborough.

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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: Leeds to Harewood (10.8m)
Day 2: Harewood to Boston Spa (12.2m)
Day 3: Boston Spa to Bishopthorpe (13.3m)
Day 4: Bishopthorpe to Low Catton (14.4m)
Day 5: Low Catton to Malton (17.3m)
Day 6: Malton to Thornton-le-Dale (10.2m)
Day 7: Thornton-le-Dale to Harwood Dale (15.6m)
Day 8: Harwood Dale to Scarborough (10.8m)

 

£1,050 per person (single)
£840 per person (based on two sharing)
£770 per person (based on group of 3)
£735 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Leeds to Boston Spa (23m)
Day 2: Boston Spa to Dunnington (24.3m)
Day 3: Dunnington to Malton (21.5m)
Day 4: Malton to Dalby Forest (17m)
Day 5: Dalby Forest to Scarborough (22.6m)

 

£710 per person (single)
£570 per person (based on two sharing)
£525 per person (based on group of 3)
£500 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Leeds to Woodhall (15.5m)
Day 2: Woodhall to Copmanthorpe (18.3m)
Day 3: Copmanthorpe to Low Catton (16.3m)
Day 4: Low Catton to Malton (17.3m)
Day 5: Malton to Dalby Forest (17m)
Day 6: Dalby Forest to Scarborough (22.6m)

 

£820 per person (single)
£660 per person (based on two sharing)
£605 per person (based on group of 3)
£580 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.

£420 per person (single)
£210 per person (based on two people)
£140 per person (based on group of 3)
£105 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£280 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

£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

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
There are no mountains to conquer, nor even any significant hills. For the most part, the walk is easy going underfoot and relatively flat.

The White Rose Way links sections of existing trails with little used public footpaths to create a new 104 mile walking trail from Leeds City Centre to Scarborough. The walk is similar in many ways to a National Trail.

From ultra modern Leeds City Square, the walk weaves out of the centre via Victorian housing developments and soon enters fingers of connected parkland.

The countryside surrounding Leeds is quickly encountered as the trail passes the outdoor film set of the fictional village of Emmerdale before traversing the grounds of Harewood House and its deer park. The lush Wharfe valley is then followed, through the upmarket village of Linton and on to picturesque Wetherby, with its ancient market and bridge.
Yorkshire stone villages come and go as the walk then reaches Tadcaster with its rich brewing history.

Historic Newton Kyme is passed before the route takes an ancient, countryside Roman Road into the York suburb of Fulford. The agricultural plains that follow lead on to Kexby and Low Catton before the historically important battle site of Stamford Bridge. The walk then turns upstream alongside the River Derwent, entering the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, past the ruins of Kirkham Abbey and into Malton. The pretty village of Thornton Le Dale comes next, as the walk enters the North York Moors National Park and into the impossibly beautiful Dalby and Wykeham Forests.

The remote village of Harwood Dale precedes a last push to the Yorkshire coast, where a few bracing cliff-top miles leads to a beach and headland walk into the South Bay at Scarborough and the finish line

OS Explorer Maps
OL27 - North York Moors - Eastern area
289 - Leeds
290 - York
300 - Howardian Hills & Malton

Guide Books
"The White Rose Way" by Paul Brown

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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