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Celebrate 40 years of Yorkshire Wolds Way by walking a section of the iconic National Trail

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The Yorkshire Wolds Way, one of Britain’s much loved National Trails, is celebrating its 40th anniversary!

To celebrate this landmark, National Trails, the Ramblers Association and East Riding of Yorkshire Council have collaborated to invite residents and visitors to join in a mass walking adventure on Sunday, 2 October 2022 to celebrate the big day.

Splitting the trail into seven equal sections, we are inviting residents and visitors to walk one leg of this iconic trail in a combined effort to walk the entire 79 miles in one day between the Humber Bridge and Filey Brigg. Led by experienced walk leaders, each section will cover roughly 11 miles of the national trail.

The National Trail wends through some of the most tranquil and gentle countryside in England. From the banks of the mighty Humber estuary, along wooded slopes and through serene dry valleys, the walk climbs gently onto the rolling hills of the chalky Yorkshire Wolds before descending from the northern escarpment along to the dramatic headland of Filey Brigg.

Everyone walking one of the seven stages will be contributing to a mass effort to complete the entire 79-mile iconic trail in one day.

Walkers can choose from:

Walk One: Humber Bridge – South Cave

Walk Two: South Cave – Towthorpe

Walk Three: Towthorpe – Huggate

Walk Four: Huggate – Wharram Percy

Walk Five: Wharram Percy – West Heslerton

Walk Six: West Heslerton – Staxton Brow

Walk Seven: Staxton Brow – Filey Brigg

There will be some steep ascents and descents and some rough terrain. A good level of fitness is required to complete all sections of the trail.

Booking is essential for this walk and is limited to 30 places per walk. There will be a charge of £5 per person to cover coach transport. (Payable at the point of booking).

To reserve a place or for more information on the route contact Beverley Tourist Information Centre via (01482) 391672 or email beverley.tic@eastriding.gov.uk.

Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic investment, growth and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The Yorkshire Wolds Way is one of the much loved and popular walking routes in the UK and it is fantastic to see the efforts being made to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

“There is still time for residents in the East Riding and visitors to the area to take part in one section of the mass walk on Sunday, 2 October and I would encourage people to contact the Beverley Tourist Information Centre if they are interested.

“The walks vary in difficulty to ensure there are options for all different of experienced walkers.”

Malcolm Hodgson, National Trails officer, added: “For 40 years, thousands of walkers have discovered the delights of the outstanding and tranquil landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds. Now is an opportunity to follow in their footsteps and celebrate our wonderful National Trail. What’s more, there will be a slice of cake for every participant as we say Happy Birthday and toast the next 40 years!”

For further information, check out the Visit East Yorkshire website: https://www.visiteastyorkshire.co.uk/experience-east-yorkshire/40-years-of-the-yorkshire-wolds-way

The national trail website can also be found here: https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/yorkshire-wolds-way/

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