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Explore the Yorkshire Wolds

Walk, Cycle, Ride

As the name suggests, Garton on the Wolds is situated in the Yorkshire Wolds, a range of low rolling chalk hills extending from the Humber estuary at Hessle to the magnificent cliffs of Flamborough Head and Bempton.

The area includes some of the most fertile agricultural land in the country
and is an archaeological landscape of national importance.

Walking the Wolds

Walking in the Wolds

The gentle rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds provides ideal terrain for walkers and has a wealth of bridleways to explore on horseback.

The Yorkshire Wolds Way national trail covers some of the most tranquil countryside in England.

Sections of the 79 mile walk from Hessle to Filey are nearby (we are around 6 miles from the mid way point at Fridaythorpe) and many are also available to cyclists and horse riders.

The Yorkshire Wolds Way is a good route if you are new to countryside walking with plenty of gentle sections and short circular walks to give you a flavour of the area.

Cycle the Wolds

Yorkshire has always been a great place for cycling and since hosting the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014 has gained a reputation as a world class cycling destination. Since then the Tour de Yorkshire has become an annual event each Spring when the ubiquitous blue and yellow themed bicycles decorate many towns and villages along the route.

Aside from the major cycling sportives, there are many well signposted routes for cyclists, along quiet lanes and gentle rolling countryside with a few challenging hill climbs for the more adventurous, providing an ideal way to explore the Wolds, picturesque villages, market towns and the wonderful Yorkshire coastline.

The Yorkshire Wolds offers an array of cycling routes for everyone to enjoy, whether you are looking for a leisurely cycling holiday mixed with a bit of sightseeing, or the challenge of a long distance route such as the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route and the Way of the Roses, both of which pass through our local town of Driffield and within a couple of miles of our cottages in Garton on the Wolds.

The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route

This is a 146 mile circular route around the Yorkshire Wolds passing through 47 East Riding towns and villages including  Driffield. The route is well served with rail links at Driffield, Beverley, Malton and Bridlington.

Learn more about the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route

Way of the Roses

This cycle route is a challenging 170 mile coast to coast route running from Morcambe on the north west coast to Bridlington on the east coast.

Learn more about the Way of the Roses Cycle Route

Shorter Bike Trails

Big Skies Bike Rides

This trail was inspired by the work of internationally renowned artist David Hockney who refers to the Yorkshire Wolds as "big sky".

The guides contain detailed route maps, information and advice for each of the trails.

Most of the circular rides start from Wolds towns and villages and five of them can be accessed by trains on the Yorkshire Coast Line.

The Trans Pennine Trail

This trail is a national coast to coast route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders running from Southport to Hornsea in East Yorkshire.

The Hornsea Rail Path

This path follows the old railway all the way from Hull to the eastern most point of the Trans Pennine Trail, a long distance path for walkers, cyclists and horse riders running coast to coast from Southport to Hornsea, entirely on surfaced paths with gentle gradients.

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