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Explore the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route

This blissfully stress free, lazy loop is overflowing with nature and history.

This is a route for those who want solitude and silence but still be able to roll into warm welcomes and unique places to stay, eat or explore around almost every corner.

With the highest point of the whole route only 250m above sea level it’s as relaxing on your legs as it is on your heart and head but it still carries you through a subtly shifting tapestry of landscapes under some of the biggest skies in Britain.

  • Distance: 237 km

  • Total climbing: 2,009m

  • Starting point: Beverley or Pocklington

  • Finish point: Beverley or Pocklington

  • Difficulty Rating: ** (click here for more details)

Highlights

Bempton Cliffs

Every year these sheer chalk cliffs welcome half a million seabirds and the sights, sounds and smells of this annual migration, combined with panoramic sea views over the North Sea, make for an unforgettable experience.

Beverley Minster

Widely regarded as one of Europe's finest churches, Beverley Minster is a haven of spiritual peace and is famous for its abundance of 13th century stone carvings, stained glass windows and graceful Gothic style.

Burton Agnes Hall

This country house exudes charm and character and possesses a number of unusual features. It’s set in magnificent grounds, including a woodland walk, adventure playground, and walled garden containing thousands of species of plants.

Castle Howard

A short trip from the route but definitely worth a visit, this magnificent country house is regarded as one of the greatest palaces in Europe and is set in 1,000 acres of sweeping parkland dotted with statues, temples, lakes and fountains.

Flamborough Head

This Special Area of Conservation encompasses rugged white cliffs, a nature reserve for migratory birds and two ancient lighthouses, making it one of Yorkshire’s most wild and untamed attractions.

Kirkham Priory

This ruined Augustinian Priory is set on a riverbank in the beautiful Derwent valley, with its bedecked gatehouse and monastic washbasins being among some of its best-preserved features.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position overlooking Bridlington, and set in 50 acres of 19th century parkland, Sewerby Hall offers something for everyone, from the magnificent gardens and zoo to the deep-rooted heritage of the house itself.

Sledmere House

Another jewel in the Yorkshire Worlds. Set in a 2,000-acre estate containing nationally acclaimed gardens and picturesque parkland, this majestic stately home is filled with fine art and architecture.

Suggested Itinerary

This blissfully stress-free loop is overflowing with nature and history. It’s a route for those who want solitude and silence, but still be able to receive a warm welcome at the end of each day.

With the highest point only 250m above sea level, it’s as easy on your legs as it is on your heart but still carries you through a subtly shifting tapestry of landscapes under some of the biggest skies in Britain.

It takes in grand country houses, nature reserves, historic priories, and some of the region’s most fascinating landmarks, combined with rolling hills, hidden valleys and a sweeping coastline, making it the perfect place to cycle and unwind.

Beverley is the perfect start and finish point, and you’ll soon get a taste for the rolling countryside as you wind your way north towards Malton, skirting the Howardian Hills.

The route then heads east, towards the coast, and once you hit the seafront you can watch thousands of birds nesting on Bempton Cliffs and pause for photos outside the famous lighthouses at Flamborough Head.

Sewerby Hall is also worth a visit before you pass through Bridlington, and Burton Agnes Hall provides another stunning vista before you take on the final stretch from Driffield back into Beverley.

 

Book This Holiday

To book a leisure holiday doing the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route, select the links below to find a tour that suits your needs best

Yorkshire | Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route

Yorkshire
59-79km per day
3-4 days
Self-guided
Luggage transfers
Meet & greet
Bike Hire & E-bike Options Available
From
£300 p.p
Yorkshire
39.5km per day
5 days
Self-guided
Luggage transfers
Emergency Backup
Bike Hire & E-bike Options Available
From
£645 p.p.

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