- Start - finish: A circular route around the Yorkshire Wolds. Beverley and Malton both have train stations, as do Bridlington and Driffield
- Distance: Circular route is 146 miles. Map shows additional linking routes
- Type: Mainly on quiet roads with only a few short and steep climbs
- National Cycle Network: Route 66
The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle route is a circular route that takes in beautiful rolling hills and dramatic coast of the Yorkshire Wolds, a landscape that inspired David Hockney's Woldgate. The route 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 cliff top 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 146 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.
Things to see and do
- Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens
- North Beach, Bridlington
- Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington
- Millington Wood Nature Reserve, Pocklington
The route heads 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 47 East Riding towns and villages.