This route takes you through the beautiful rolling hills and dramatic coast of the Yorkshire Wolds, a landscape that inspired David Hockney's Woldgate. Along the way it takes in grand country houses, nature reserves, historic priories, and some of the region’s most fascinating landmarks. With rolling hills, hidden valleys and peaceful villages, the Yorkshire Wolds is the perfect place to unwind.
Best ridden in a clockwise direction, the route goes west from Beverley to Market Weighton and Pocklington, as far north as Malton, across to Bridlington in the east and then back through Driffield, passing through lots of East Riding towns and villages – great for tea and pub stops!
Beverley and Malton, both with train stations, make good start points. Once in Bridlington you can extend the ride southwards along Bridlington’s North promenade, around the harbour onto South Promenade or northwards to Bempton village and RSPB Bempton Cliffs, taking in clifftop Sewreby Hall & Gardens.
If attempting the route from Bridlington to Driffield, taking a well-earned pint in The Bell is highly recommended.
If the idea of 144 miles is too much, why not try the more manageable 20 miles between Driffield and Bridlington. Starting in Driffield, a historic market town, the route takes you on a flat route all the way to North Beach in Bridlington.
About halfway along the route Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens (with tearoom) is a great spot to relax and unwind. There are plenty of cafes, tearooms and pubs in wonderfully picturesque villages. There is also an easy detour to Rudston village to see Rudston Monolith and Gypsey Race chalk stream.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.