Passionate about sharing walking in the East Riding of Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Wolds and to promote the fantastic walking routes in the county

Welcome to 'The Walking Cave Man', a fantastic reference guide to walking in the East Riding of Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Wolds.

'The Walking Cave Man' is an extremely useful resource to unearth the fabulous walking within the East Riding of Yorkshire, providing  details on over 700 miles of walking routes, maps, route descriptions and footpaths showcasing the beautiful countryside and villages in the county, also including information of many other routes and paths.

The Walking Cave Man is proud to have featured in 'Living North' and Park Leisure's 'At Your Leisure' magazines. 

The purpose of this site is to provide information and interesting walks to enjoy within the Yorkshire Wolds and East Yorkshire, however does include walks in The Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District.

The interactive map opposite details all of 'The Walking Cave Man' walks within the East Riding of Yorkshire, however please also look through all the other walks I've highlighted, accessible by selecting the page tabs above or links opposite or try the Walking Cave Man Highlighted walk by selecting the banner below.

  If anyone has an interesting walk/route/trail they feel would be of interest or wish to share, I'd be happy to include it on this Blog (please post to - full accreditation will be given to the author and website if applicable.

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The Walking Cave Man in pictures

My love of walking and being out in the countryside has taken me to many beautiful and picturesque locations around England and Wales, mainly in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Wolds, Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

Although I’d love to explore these wonderful places more frequently, I have always tried to capture the locations I’ve been to and experienced, by taking pictures to remind myself of the walks I’ve done, a lot of which I also use in my blog posts as visual aids for my route guides.   

Although I confess I’m no expert photographer and the equipment I use is basic, I have taken some photos which I love. Some of these shots may not be perfect, however they remind me of the wonderful places I’ve visited and my experiences.

A large majority of the photos I’ve take can also be found on my Fickr, Facebook and Instagram accounts (all links to these can be found on the right hand menu bar or the Photo tab at the top of the blog), however thought I’d share my personal favorites and also explain a little about the shots and why I have chosen these particular pictures.

Please note that all pictures on this blog are available for download, however I would ask that if these are used in any other publication that a link, accreditation or acknowledgement is detailed referring to The Walking Cave Man.

Pen y Ghent - The Yorkshire Dales

This picture was taken on my first solo trip to the Yorkshire Dales on the ascent of the mountain from Horton in Ribblesdale following a well established route, in which I walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks of Pen y Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough individually. I completed the full challenge of walking all three in June of 2012.

The three routes I used for each of the mountains can be found on my Yorkshire Dales Page.

Buttermere - The Lake Disrict

Although I have not visited the Lake District as much as I would have liked, when I have had the opportunity I've managed to experience the wonderful walking and scenery the area has to offer, which like most, find breathtaking.

This trip to Buttermere was my first to this part of the Lakes and was blessed with fantastic whether and a superb (but hard) days walking taking in Haystacks, Haystacks, High Stile and Red Pike taking the following route - Further pictures of this fantastic walk can be seen here.

Cottam Chapel - East Riding of Yorkshire

The deserted medieval chapel, located at Cottam East Yorkshire, has a public footpath running passed it, unfortunately due to the state of repair is fenced off, however can be found by following my Sir Tatton's Trail route, taking in Cottam Well Dale and panaramic view over the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Views from Phillip's Stack close to Cottam Chapel


This was a wonderful weekend spent in North Wales (April 2013) with the fantastic opportunity to climb Snowden. 

This walk has always been something I've always wanted to do after a holiday to the area with my parents when I was a boy (many years ago!). Unfortunately after weeks of bad weather this break of good conditions attracted what seemed like hundreds to venture up the mountain, however did not spoil what I thought was a wonderful day's walk.

Although I have many pictures from this day (the visibility was perfect) I love this shot of Snowden in the background, from the Miners track heading out from Pen-y-pass (our route taken can be found here).

The Water Cut - Yorkshire Dales

This picture of the Water Cut sculpture, located in the Mallerstag Valley, was taken on my second solo trip to the Yorkshire Dales.

My intention was to complete the route detailed here and also to take on Wild Boar Fell, however due to the stifling heat, Wild Boar was going to wait for another day.

The same weekend I also took the walk up Great Shunner Fell and crossed over to take a look at Lovely Seats cairn returning to Hardrew via Buttertubs

Full pictures of these two walks can be found here: Mallerstag Valley and Great Shunner Fell

High Hunsley - East Riding of Yorkshire

High Hunsley is one of my favorite placed to walk in the East Riding, due to the wonderful countryside and pararamic views over the south part of the Yorkshire Wolds and the vast spiders web of public footpaths makes this area a fantastic place to spend time walking.

This particular picture was take whilst completing the twenty four mile 'High Hunslet Circuit' which I completed in 2009. All details regarding this walk can be found here

Bridlington - East Riding of Yorkshire

Although I'm not a massive fan of coastal walks, this picture was taken whilst on a visit to Sewerby Hall with the family. The beach is easily accessible from the top of the cliffs and is a superb location for rock pooling and for my boys to venture over the rocks into the sea.

A couple of other pictures that I have taken, which I like, are from a trip to Scarborough one evening last summer - these can be viewed here

Whernside - The Yorkshire Dales

This picture of Whernside from Ingleborough was taken on my last walk up this fantastic mountain (Ingleborough being my favorite in the Yorkshire Dales). 

I particularly like this picture, as I don't think I've been fortunate enough to have had this view of Whernside before due to previous weather conditions I've encountered whilst on the summit of Ingleborough.

This occasion was made more special as I was accompanied by my son, this being his first visit of the mountain. The route we took can be found here setting off from Clapham passing through Gaping Gill and via Little Ingleborough.

As always, if anyone has an interesting walk/route/trail they feel would be of interest I'd be happy to include it on this Blog (please post to - full accreditation will be given to the author and website if applicable.

Please also remember to follow me on Twitter, 'like' me on my Facebook page or Google +