With it's award-winning walks, softly undulating chalk uplands, secret valleys and time-forgotten villages, the Yorkshire Wolds is one of the UK's rambling hot spots. It's also one of those serene destinations where you can wander all day if you fancy without meeting a soul (apart from the occasional sheep).
The Yorkshire Wolds
With hidden valleys, chalk streams and peaceful villages, the Yorkshire Wolds makes a refreshing change from city life or a seaside break. It's a fabulous place to unwind and enjoy the English countryside at it's best.
Idle along a leafy lane with its banks of wild flowers... discover a sheep-dotted valley with dramatic views... sit with your legs in a clear fast flowing stream... and enjoy the sound of silence.
The Wolds is known for it's excellent trails for both walking and cycling. This cycling countryside is in fact where Britain's heritage bicycle trail stretches through the Wolds from the Humber to the Yorkshire Dales. So whether it's walking, cycling, a picnic with the family you will find immaculately maintained and signposted routes.
Many of the walks take you through the bustling market towns that dot the landscape. Quintessentially Yorkshire, these charming stone built places each boast their own ancient churches, whitewashed byway inns, willow-fringed duck ponds and family bakers. As well as cafes, the Wolds is known for its tea rooms. Treat yourself to a Yorkshire high tea and savour a selection of sandwiches and a steaming pot of Yorkshire tea.
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Cycling has always proved immensely popular in the Wolds. And it's not hard to see why. The gentle undulating topography means steep climbs are few and far between. And with stop-and-stare views from the hill tops, few places in the country offer such a wealth of rewards.