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.

Daily mileages range from 13 miles to 18 miles

 

£645 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£530 per person (based on two sharing)
£500 per person (based on group of 3)
£485 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

Includes personal transport from Wharram le Street to Malton/Scagglethorpe on days 3-4

 

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Daily mileages range from 12 miles to 17 miles

 

£730 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£605 per person (based on two sharing)
£570 per person (based on group of 3)
£550 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

Includes personal transport from Wharram le Street to Malton/Scagglethorpe on days 3-4

 

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Daily mileages range from 9.5 miles to 13 miles

 

£835 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£690 per person (based on two sharing)
£650 per person (based on group of 3)
£630 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

Includes personal transport from Wharram le Street to Malton/Scagglethorpe on days 3-4

 

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Daily mileages range from 8 miles to 13 miles

 

£955 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£780 per person (based on two sharing)
£740 per person (based on group of 3)
£730 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

Includes personal transport from Brantingham to Hessle & return and from Settrington Beacon to Malton/Scagglethorpe & 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.

£195 (single)
£98 per person (based on two people)
£65 per person (based on group of 3)
£50 per person (based on group of 4)
£9.00 per person per day (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£215 (single)
£110 per person (based on two people)
£75 per person (based on group of 3)
£55 per person (based on group of 4)
£9.00 per person per day (based on group of 5 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£250 (single)
£125 per person (based on two people)
£85 per person (based on group of 3)
£9.00 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£245 (single)
£125 per person (based on two people)
£85 per person (based on group of 3)
£9.00 per person per day (based on group of 5 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
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

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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Walkers' Testimonials

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24 Replies to “Yorkshire Wolds Way”

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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!

  24. 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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