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10 of the Best Walks in East Yorkshire

12 January 2018

Best Walks in East Yorkshire


We’ve shared some of our favourite Lake District walks with you here on the Pure Leisure blog, but what about if you’re staying with us in East Yorkshire and fancy stretching your legs?

Yorkshire is a truly beautiful part of the country, and there are plenty of wonderful places to explore and fantastic walks for wanderers of all abilities.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, we’ve gathered together ten of our favourite East Yorkshire walks for you to enjoy!


Flamborough Head, Dane’s Dyke and the Yorkshire Heritage Coast

This walk takes in much of the spectacular Yorkshire coastline. The white chalk cliffs are rather breathtaking, and Dane’s Dyke nature reserve features lovely woodland to wander through!

This walk is great for an afternoon out, as it is a circular walk that will take around three or four hours to complete.


Yorkshire Wolds Way

Perhaps not one for very young children or the elderly, but this wonderful trail passes through a great variety of different Yorkshire countryside and towns, with plenty of wildlife to see along the way.

The whole trail takes around 5 or 6 days to complete according to the recommendation of the official guidebook, however, you could, of course, choose to simply complete a section instead.


The Lost River

This walk is one of the 15 heritage walks in the area, which all incorporate a heritage board explaining a little of the rich history or the area.

The Lost River walk is a circular walk of moderate difficulty, that is about six and a half miles long. It follows a mixture of paths and tracks and a little bit of road walking too.


Foggathorpe Circular

This walk is a nice gentle stroll, at only two miles long, so is perfect for a quick wander if you want some fresh air.

It’s relatively flat and features a mixture of stiles and gates, but can also be extended, should you fancy a longer jaunt.


Tatton Sykes Monument, Cottam Well Dale, Cottam and Phillip’s Slack

Tatton Sykes Monument is a rather impressive sight and is where this particular walk begins. The ramble takes you through some the rolling Yorkshire Wolds along quiet bridleways and also features a run-down chapel!

This walk will take around four hours to complete, so it’s great for a morning or afternoon out!


Beverley and the Beverley Westwood

This walk is a great one for a family day out, as it will only take around two hours, and is suitable for all! This gentle walk wanders round Beverley, starting in the ground of Beverley Minster, and exploring the beautifully green Beverley Westwood.


Churches, Canal and Countryside

Another of the area’s heritage walks, this one is around 8.75 miles long and is a pleasant wander through rural West Cowick, following the Aire and Calder canal, and Dorr Lane, which is a lovely ancient green lane.


Bridlington Coastal Walk

For those visiting Bridlington, you may wish to check out the Bridlington Mile Markers, a project aiming to provide people with an opportunity to get active and learn about the culture of the coastline.

There are two routes, with markers located every 0.25 miles which are themed around local recreational activities and features of the coastline.

You can pick up a leaflet featuring a description of the markers, as well as a map of the routes, from various locations including the Foreshores Office.


The Risby Round

This popular circular route known as The Risby Round takes you around Risby Park, starting from the car park of the Folly Cafe.

It is a beautiful walk of around three miles, and what’s more, you can enjoy tea and cake at the cafe once you’re done as a reward!


Hornsea Mere

This walk is perfect for the springtime, as there are plenty of wild flowers and butterflies to be found by the beautiful nature reserve. The walk takes in woodland, meadows, the Hornsea Rail Trail, and farmland, and has a cafe to refuel at too!


Book Your Stay in East Yorkshire

If you’re visiting East Yorkshire, be sure to check availability and book a place to stay with us here at Pure Leisure! At Bridlington Links Golf & Leisure Estate you have the perfect base to explore the local area. You can enjoy coastal views, play a relaxing game of golf along the cliff tops, or try out the luxury air conditioned gym.