East Yorkshire Medium to Long Distant Walking Paths




East Yorkshire is awash with hundreds of public footpaths, forming fantastic walks around the county, however apart from the routes detailed on this blog there are many medium to long distance paths (medium I classify as anything over 20 miles) having been put together by various organisations/individuals, that either start or pass through the East Riding of Yorkshire.
A number of these routes are very well known i.e The Trans Pennine Trail, however some are   rarely walked, not because there are uninteresting, but just unknown and under publicised and therefore hopefully this post will highlight the lesser known medium to long distance routes that can be enjoyed in East Yorkshire. 

I have walked a number of these paths (the majority I have enjoyed) which all link up at some point, however head off in their own directions, making them individual walks in their own right.
Listed below are the walks that I can identify, however if anyone notices any I have missed please let me know at thewalkingcaveman@ymail.com


Beverley Twenty (32 km / 20 miles) - Paths Marked on OS mapping
This was the first medium distance path I completed – This is a linear walk from The Humber Bridge (Hessle) to Beverley Minster and forms part of the East Riding Heritage Way (this is Part 1 of a four walk route).

Initially along the Humber Estuary and then following a meandering north-easterly course (with variations available), on field paths and tracks across flat to gently undulating farmland. Links also with Wolds Way National Trail and Trans-Pennine Trail.

The full details of this walk can be found on my LDWA anytime Challenge blog page

GPX file of the route


Chalkland Way (64 km / 40 miles) - Paths Marked on OS mapping
A Walk around the Yorkshire Wolds taking in the villages of Great Givendale, Bishop Wilton, Bugthorpe, Thixendale, Fimber, Wetwang and Huggate.

Most walkers start and finish at Pocklington. The route was established in 1994 by Ray Wallis.

GPX file of the route

East Riding Heritage Way (136 km / 85 miles) - Paths Marked on OS mapping
This is a four part route from Hessle foreshore (The Humber Bridge) to Filey although each selection is a recognised walk in it’s own right. The three Walks are detail on this blog post:

Beverley Twenty - 20 miles from Humber Bridge car park to the Beverley Minster
Hutton Hike - 23 miles from (Beverley Minster to Driffield)
Rudston Roam - 21 miles from Driffield to Bridlington
Headland Walk - 20 miles from Bridlington to Filey


East Thriding Treble Ten (48 km / 30 miles)
A fantastic walk figure-of-eight route crossing farmland and mixed woodland, visiting Brantingham, South Cave and North Cave. Full details of this walk can be found on my LDWA anytime Challenge blog page .

GPX file of the route


Haunted Way (48 km / 30 miles)
Please see a blog posting of this walk ‘The Haunted Way’ - The walk starts in Branholme, East Hull. Following the Pennine Trail out of Hull the route visits many picturesque East Yorkshire villages and the historic town of Beverley. The walk is completed by reaching the town of Brough - See my blog post regarding this walk

GPX file of the route

Headland Walk (32 km / 20 miles)
This is the final route making up the East Riding Heritage Way – the walk is from Bridlington to Filey along the chalk cliffs to Flamborough Head taking in a RSPB reserve at Bempton. The route has an alternative finish at the Brigg where it connects with the Cleveland and Wolds Way National Trails.

GPX file of the route


High Hunsley Circuit (39 km / 24 miles)
A walk visiting picturesque villages of Bishop Burton, Walkington, Skidby, Welton, Brantingham, South Cave and
Newbald. Full details of this walk can be found on my LDWA anytime Challenge blog page .

Howden 20 (32 km / 20 miles)
A flat circular route around the Howden area visiting villages of Asselby and Wressle to Bubwith, from where it heads over farmland back to Howden. Full details of this walk can be found on my LDWA anytime Challenge blog page .

GPX file of the route

Howdenshire Way (27 km / 17 miles)
Although only a 17 mile route this should have a mention as it follows much of the Howden 20 walk although I found this a much more enjoyable route, visiting villages of Eastrington to Saltmarshe and then along the River Ouse to Boothferry where it turns to Asselby and Newsholme. The full details of this walk can be found on my LDWA anytime Challenge blog page

GPX file of the route

Humber Bridge Link Walk (55 km / 34 miles)
This walk comprises of two circuits linked by the HUmber Bridge - The north bank route follows the Humber Estuary to the west, then visiting Welton, Waudby and North Ferriby. 

The southern circuit passing through Barton upon Humber, where it links with the Viking Way, and South Ferriby to return along the shore of the River Humber Humber.



Hutton Hike (37 km / 23 miles)
Part 2 of the East Riding Heritage Way from Beverley Minster to Driffield - along farmland and riverside paths, dykes, and a Yorkshire Water nature reserve, passing through Arram, Cranswick and Hutton to Driffield. The full details of this walk can be found my LDWA anytime Challenge blog page

Minster Way (80 km / 50 miles)
The walk links the two magnificent minsters of Beverley and York passing through a number of pictureque villages such as Arram, Scorborough, North Dalton, Lockington, Millington, Great Givendale, Bishop Wilton, Full Sutton, Stamford Bridge, Kexby and Fulford and some of the best walking within the Yorkshire Wolds

GPX file of the route



North Wolds Walk (32 km / 20 miles)
A fantastic walk through the Yorkshire Wolds – This is a difficult but very enjoyable route passing through villages of Millington, Great Givendale, Bishop Wilton, Kirby Underdale and Thixendale. Full details of this walk can be found on my LDWA anytime Challenge blog page
GPX file of the route


Rudston Roam (34 km / 21 miles)
Part 3 of four linear walks of the East Riding Heritage Way. This section starts in Driffield and finishes at Bridlington. The route following river, beckside and field paths over level to gently undulating farmland, visiting a number of villages with historical interest, including Nafferton, Burton Agnes and the Rudston monolith.

GPX file of the route




Three Ridings on Foot (706 km / 439 miles)
A route tracing the border of Yorkshire on rights of way and permissive paths through the moors of the Pennines, the northern Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and the coastline.

The book to the left is available for all route descriptions and maps.

GPX file of the route



Trans Pennine Trail (346 km / 215 miles)
The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is an exciting route for walkers linking the North and Irish seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England.

The Trail from coast-to-coast between Southport and Hornsea is 215 miles (346Km) long and is mapped and signed all the way.

GPX file of the route




Way of the Roses (274 km / 170 miles)
This highly popular route runs for 170 miles between Morecambe and Bridlington. It passes through the historic cities of York and Lancaster, and lesser known gems such as Settle, Pateley Bridge and Ripon.

GPX file of the route




White Rose Way (167 km / 104 miles)
This route starts in Scarborough following sections of The Dales Way to Wetherby, continuing the walk follows the River Wharfe passing through Boston Spa and Tadcaster, before entering the city of York.

From York the route links up with the Minster Way, Stamford Bridge. The walk heads through the Howardian Hills to join the Centenary Way into Malton Thornton Le Dale.

The route meets the Cleveland Way on to Scarborough and around Scarborough Castle completing the route at the South Bay.

GPX file of the route




Wilberforce Way (97 km / 60 miles)
The trail starts in Hull goes through Pocklington and finishes in York. The trail is divided into 13 inter-connected walks so the route can be completed as a series of short day walks. 

This walk is to celebrate the life and work of William Wilberforce 

GPX file of the route





Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail (127 km / 79 miles)


"A route from the Humber estuary to the Cleveland coast through the hills of the Yorkshire Wolds. The Trail first goes west along the River Humber and then north around the western edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, in woods and across arable land through Thixendale, and along the northern escarpment of the Wolds that rises to over 600ft. It travels on ridges and through dry valleys and sheep pasture to reach the coast at Filey and the fine headland of Filey Brigg. At Filey it meets the Cleveland Way National Trail, enabling walkers to take a longer continuous route on these two National Trails." (Yorkshire Wolds Website)

GPX file of the route





Information taken from various sources including the LDWA and Yorkshire Wolds Way web site

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