Yorkshire Wolds Way

Yorkshire Wolds Way

A walking holiday from Hessle in the south along the Yorkshire Wolds to Filey in the north.

6 to 9 nights
80 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

From £785 per person

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6 to 9 nights
80 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous
2nd January to 24th December

From £785 per person

Yorkshire Wolds Way

The Yorkshire Wolds Way travels through a tranquil corner of England that has remained largely unchanged for centuries. This landscape of softly rounded chalk hills and flower-filled hedgerows is alive with butterflies, birds, and villages nestled in wooded dells.

Between England’s most famous deserted medieval village at Wharram Percy, views across the Humber Bridge to the towers of Lincoln Cathedral, and the quaint seaside resort of Filey, there’s plenty to catch your attention on this peaceful walking holiday.

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© Contours Walking Holidays Yorkshire Wolds Way map
Hessle to Filey
80 miles (128 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Crossing the Yorkshire countryside from the foot of the Humber Bridge to the crumbling cliffs of Filey.

Visiting Yorkshire pubs for a well-earned taste of local ale, including the Wold Top Brewery, which sits on the trail near Hunmanby.

Catching a glimpse of the looming North York Moors over the Vale of Pickering.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
YWW1 From Hessle(L) to Filey 6 nights, 5 days walking Demanding / Strenuous £785
YWW2 From Hessle(L) to Filey 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate / Demanding £915
YWW3 From Hessle(L) to Filey 8 nights, 7 days walking Demanding £1040
YWW4 From Hessle(L) to Filey 9 nights, 8 days walking Moderate £1170

Yorkshire Wolds Way 6 nights, 5 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
  • Holiday Highlights

Important information

Please note that the Filey overnight stop is challenging to book in the summer season. If you are looking to book this tour, a transfer to a nearby town, or an upgrade fee to expand the accommodation options available to more expensive properties may be necessary. Please note your preference in the additional info field at the end of the booking form, or contact us directly if you wish to go ahead.

 

Start

Travel to Hessle(L) where your first night's accommodation will be booked

Day 1

Hessle(L) to South Cave(L). 13.5 miles (21.5km)

Day 2

South Cave(L) to Kilnwick Percy/Millington(L). 18.5 miles (29.5km)

Day 3

Kilnwick Percy/Millington(L) to Thixendale(L). 13.5 miles (21.5km)

Day 4

Thixendale(L) to East Heslerton(L). 17.5 miles (28km)

Day 5

East Heslerton(L) to Filey. 18 miles (29km)

Finish

Depart from Filey after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation in most cases; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard if practical. A very limited number of stops will require you to travel on foot up to two miles off the trail, however these instances will be clearly communicated to you if applicable.

Further transfers may also be required due to some accommodations having a two-night minimum booking policy, especially at weekends.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£70.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£60.00 per person / per night


You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
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© Contours Walking Holidays Yorkshire Wolds Way map
Hessle to Filey
80 miles (128 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Crossing the Yorkshire countryside from the foot of the Humber Bridge to the crumbling cliffs of Filey.

Visiting Yorkshire pubs for a well-earned taste of local ale, including the Wold Top Brewery, which sits on the trail near Hunmanby.

Catching a glimpse of the looming North York Moors over the Vale of Pickering.

What's included?

  • 6 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

 

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 80 miles (128 km)
Duration: 6 nights, 5 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 13.5 miles (21.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 18.5 miles (29.5 km)
Code: YWW1 Grade: Demanding / Strenuous
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Hessle(L)
End of holiday: Filey

Route Profile

Yorkshire Wolds Way Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air

The most convenient major city and international airports are Humberside, Teesside International, Manchester and Leeds-Bradford.

By Rail

There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Hessle) and also at the end of the trail (Filey).

By Bus

Various bus services run to Hessle and from Filey.

From London

Trains run from London Kings Cross station to Hessle.

Return to Start

The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to catch the train from Filey to Hessle.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.
"the Ramblers Rest, Millington" by Trisha Cressey (2022) "the Ramblers Rest, Millington" by Trisha Cressey (2022)
"Poetry Bench" by Trisha Cressey (2022) "Poetry Bench" by Trisha Cressey (2022)
"Entertaining Weather Vane" by Trisha Cressey (2022) "Entertaining Weather Vane" by Trisha Cressey (2022)
"Looking towards the Enclosure Rites Art Installation" by Trisha Cressey (2022) "Looking towards the Enclosure Rites Art Installation" by Trisha Cressey (2022)
The path near a pond in Wintringham - The path near a pond in Wintringham
The path near a pond in Wintringham The path near a pond in Wintringham
"Staxton Trees" by Jo McDonough "Staxton Trees" by Jo McDonough
"Shadows over Thixendale" by Jo McDonough "Shadows over Thixendale" by Jo McDonough
"Thixendale" by Ann Sheard "Thixendale" by Ann Sheard
"The Yorkshire Wolds Way Near Winteringham" by Marianne Engelshove "The Yorkshire Wolds Way Near Winteringham" by Marianne Engelshove
Yellow canola on the Yorkshire Wolds Way - Yellow canola on the Yorkshire Wolds Way
Yellow canola on the Yorkshire Wolds Way Yellow canola on the Yorkshire Wolds Way
Big smiles on the Yorkshire Wolds Way - Big smiles on the Yorkshire Wolds Way
Big smiles on the Yorkshire Wolds Way Big smiles on the Yorkshire Wolds Way
"Camp Dale" by Stuart Inglis "Camp Dale" by Stuart Inglis
Locals at East Heslerton - Locals at East Heslerton
Locals at East Heslerton Locals at East Heslerton
Ganton Church - Ganton Church
Ganton Church Ganton Church
The steep climb out of Sylvan Dale - The steep climb out of Sylvan Dale
The steep climb out of Sylvan Dale The steep climb out of Sylvan Dale
Walking the Yorkshire Wolds Way - Walking the Yorkshire Wolds Way
Walking the Yorkshire Wolds Way Walking the Yorkshire Wolds Way
Peacock topiary in Londesborough village - Peacock topiary in Londesborough village
Peacock topiary in Londesborough village Peacock topiary in Londesborough village
The Yorkshire Wolds Way near Thixendale - The Yorkshire Wolds Way near Thixendale
The Yorkshire Wolds Way near Thixendale The Yorkshire Wolds Way near Thixendale
"Between Millington and Huggate" by Gary Gimbel "Between Millington and Huggate" by Gary Gimbel
"Filey" by Gary Gimbel "Filey" by Gary Gimbel
"Between West Heslerton and Sherburn" by Gary Gimbel "Between West Heslerton and Sherburn" by Gary Gimbel
"Poet Bench" by Chris and Ann Malone "Poet Bench" by Chris and Ann Malone
Walking through Swin Dale - Walking through Swin Dale
Walking through Swin Dale Walking through Swin Dale
"Clouds Passing Over" by Marianne Engelshove "Clouds Passing Over" by Marianne Engelshove
Approaching Brantingham Church - Approaching Brantingham Church
Approaching Brantingham Church Approaching Brantingham Church
"Huggate" by Ann Sheard "Huggate" by Ann Sheard
"Hunmanby, Filey" by Sonia Connors "Hunmanby, Filey" by Sonia Connors
"Wharram Percy" by Stuart Inglis "Wharram Percy" by Stuart Inglis
Humber Bridge - Humber Bridge
Humber Bridge Humber Bridge
"Vessey Hill" by Jo McDonough "Vessey Hill" by Jo McDonough
"Swin Dale" by Stuart Inglis "Swin Dale" by Stuart Inglis
Thixendale - Thixendale
Thixendale Thixendale
"Winteringham" by Stuart Inglis "Winteringham" by Stuart Inglis
"Bench on the Yorkshire Wolds Way" by Marianne Engelshove "Bench on the Yorkshire Wolds Way" by Marianne Engelshove

Customer reviews from the Yorkshire Wolds Way

“Perfect arrangements and perfect weather! Not a part of Yorkshire I now that well and the views were stunning.”
Mr Fisher, UK
“Quiet solitude in a unique area of dry chalk valleys with extensive long distance views.”
Mr Ward, UK
“Well organised. Very signposted, gentle walk in very pleasant countryside.”
Mr Robinson, UK
“Was wonderful, exceeded my expectations. Excellent pre trip communications and support. Very happy with travel pack and accommodation. Excellent value for money.”
Ms Glenn, Australia
“The holiday was very well organised. We had no problems with any part of the holiday.”
Mr Wilson, UK
“I loved it. A new part of Yorkshire for me and I thought it was beautiful. The way-marking on this route is so good you would have to try quite hard to get lost! I have now been booking with Contours most years since about 2000 and I have always had good service. I tell other walkers I meet how good it is.”
Dr Bailey, UK
“It is as well organised and all the accommodation was very good.”
Dr Smith, UK
“Scenery much better than I was expecting - quite varied. Every day offered something different.”
Mr Parker, UK
“I enjoyed the walk across the Yorkshire Wolds very much, especially the glorious broad vistas across the Vale of York and the Vale of Pickering. The support we received from those whose hospitality we enjoyed and those who gave a taxi service to us and our luggage was exceptional. We met nothing but kindness from the people we encountered. For all this I am very grateful, and to the staff at Contours who organised the holiday.”
Ms Calderbank, UK
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