The Wolds Way

Just one of the local areas worth a ride out to see when you are visiting Bridlington.

 
Get your FREE Bridlington Guide

Free Bridlington Guide

Get your FREE Bridlington Guide full of information on places to visit and things to do in Bridlington plus full Bridlington accommodation listings. Order your copy by clicking here...

Keep up to date with Bridlington happenings with our free Newsletter

Current Bridlington Weather

Cost Effective Advertising on Bridlington.netCost Effective Advertising

Is your business worth 14p a day to promote?

  • Full page to display all your information
  • Display up to 10 images
  • Self management facility
  • Change it as often as you like
  • Free location map
  • Link to your website
  • Views counter
  • Direct access to your target market
  • Access to post on our Facebook wall
  • It's subsidised
  • Over 17 million hits in 2012
  • Provides discounts for new websites
  • Click here for more information
  • Click here to signup

and...
It's only £1.00 per week

The Wolds Way

24 Miles from Bridlington to Thixendale on the Wolds Way

A curving route around and across the Yorkshire Wolds via Market Weighton, linking the North Sea to the Humber. The path follows the crest of the chalk escarpment overlooking the Vales of York and Pickering. The landscape is dominated by farming and grazing fields separated by long, straight hedgerows and lanes.
At Filey, it connects with the Cleveland Way, another National Trail. In 2007 the Yorkshire Wolds Way celebrated the 25th anniversary of its official opening which took place on 2 October 1982

There are very few villages along the way, and the solitude is one of the great appeals of the Wolds Way. This sense of solitude may be emphasized by the large number of deserted medieval villages near the path.

Some of these have been excavated and interpreted, as at Wharram Percy. Others lie undisturbed beneath the pasture turf. Many of these villages were abandoned at the time of the Black Death in the mid-14th century.

Even more ancient are the numerous Bronze Age burial mounds which decorate the Wold tops. Down in the valleys there are long stretches of earthworks dating from the same period. Several ruined abbeys can be found along the path, notably Warter Priory and Watton Abbey.

Although the land appears relatively gentle, the escarpment of the Wolds is cut by numerous steep valleys, making for a very "up and down" walking experience! The landscape abounds in chalk-loving plants, such as the rare Bee Orchid and Yellow Worts.

Highlights:
Humber Bridge - once the world's longest single span bridge
Londesborough Park - former home of the powerful Clifford family
Wharram Percy - a deserted medieval village
Thixendale - the most isolated village in the Wolds


View Larger Map
 

 

image1 image2 image3 image4

Heading 1

This is an example of the content for a specific image in the Nivo slider. Lorem ipsum not available so I'll just type a bunch of stuff....

Heading 2

This is an example of the content for a specific image in the Nivo slider. Lorem ipsum not available so I'll just type a bunch of stuff....

Heading 3

This is an example of the content for a specific image in the Nivo slider. Lorem ipsum not available so I'll just type a bunch of stuff....

Heading 4

This is an example of the content for a specific image in the Nivo slider. Lorem ipsum not available so I'll just type a bunch of stuff....

Visit Bridlington Spa Visit Sewerby Hall Visit Bridlington Sports Center Great Deals on Web Design & Hosting
themed object
Bridlington Tourist Information
Bookmark and Share
get in touch
back to top

To open the above advertisements in a new window simply right click on the ad and select "open in a new window"