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Circular and Linear Walks

This walk covers fairly easy terrain, whilst taking in some superb historical sections of the Yorkshire Wolds Way.  Here you can walk in the footsteps of  the Market Weighton Giant. William Bradley stood an incredible 7 feet and 9 inches tall.  At sleepy Goodmanham you will be  visiting the birthplace of northern Christianity.  The walk also takes you through the most attractive parkland and estate village of Londesborough.

  • Distance:  7.5 miles (12.1km)
  • Duration:  allow 4  to 4 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty:  This is an easy circular walk

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This is a delightful circular walk on one of the really quiet and peaceful sections of the Yorkshire Wolds Way. It visits the northern Yorkshire Wolds, with its fine rolling countryside.  Along the way, take a chance to rest at the numerous gates and contemplate the tranquil scenery all around you.  

  • Distance:  5.2 miles (8.4km)
  • Duration:  allow 3 to 3 1/2 hours including breaks
  • Difficulty:  this is a moderate walk with a few ups and downs along the way

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This circular walk is a wonderful journey through an intriguing landscape of dry chalkland valleys, across green meadows linked by quiet country lanes.  There are many wildlife discoveries to be made and an outstanding artwork to visit on route. Thixendale itself is a walkers favourite, nestling within a number of interconnecting dry valleys.  Nearby is the gallery of the famous wildlife artist Robert Fuller.  At point 14 on the map you will now see the stunning artwork "Waves and Time", a spiral earthwork created by the artist Chris Dury as part of the WANDER - art along the Yorkshire Wolds Way Project.

  • Distance:  8.1 miles (13km)
  • Duration:  allow 5 to 6 hours including breaks
  • Difficulty:  This is a moderate circular walk with a number of climbs

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This is a lovely short circular walk at the southern end of the Yorkshire Wolds.  it is a great introduction to the Yorkshire Wolds, with plenty of woodland and uplifting views across the Humber Estuary. When you vist Welton be sure to call in at The Green Dragon Inn.  It has a special claim to fame as it was here that the notorious Highwayman Dick Turpin was arrested.  At the time it was for shooting a gamecock and for stealing horses - only later was his true identity revealed!

  • Distance:  4.3 miles (6.9km)
  • Duration:  allow 3 hours 
  • Difficulty:  an easy to moderate circular walk

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This day walk follows the northern escarpment of the Yorkshire Wolds Way.  It is a great route to use by public transport as both ends are linked by the hourly Coastliner service (see www.yorkshiretravel.net for a journey planner) allowing access from Leeds, York and Scarborough. This is a really peaceful section of the route.  At the same time it commands outstanding views across the Vale of Pickering to the North York Moors National Park. There is also the option of shortening this linear walk by stopping at Ganton after 6.5 miles/10.5km.

  • Distance:  9.9 miles (15.9km) option of 6.5 mile (10.5km shortcut)
  • Duration:  allow 6 hours including breaks
  • Difficulty:  This is a moderate walk, which involves climbing up onto the Yorkshire Wolds

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