The Yorkshire Wolds

Where stunning natural beauty meet charming towns and villages

The Yorkshire Wolds is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty located in the East Riding of Yorkshire and parts of North Yorkshire stretching approximately 79 miles (127 kilometers) from the Humber Estuary in the south to the North York Moors National Park in the north. The landscape is characterized by gentle, undulating hills, deep valleys, and expansive open fields. The highest point in the Wolds is Garrowby Hill, reaching an elevation of 807 feet (246 meters) and giving stunning views across West and North Yorkshire.

The Wolds have a rich historical and cultural heritage and the area is scattered with ancient landmarks, including prehistoric burial mounds, Iron Age hillforts, and Roman roads. Notable historic sites in the region include the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy and the 13th-century stately home, Burton Agnes Hall.

The rolling fields dotted with hedgerows and farmsteads that contribute to the picturesque rural character of the area have served as inspiration for many artists and writers over the years and make the area a delight for both nature lovers and walkers alike. The area is crisscrossed by numerous footpaths and trails, such as the Yorkshire Wolds Way, a long-distance footpath that stretches for 79 miles (127 kilometers) across the region.

Home to several charming market towns and villages that offer a glimpse into rural life. Towns such as Beverley, Driffield, Market Weighton and Pocklington that serve as cultural and economic centres for the surrounding communities, with their historic architecture, local markets, and events attracting visitors, the Yorkshire Wolds offer a tranquil and unspoiled countryside experience, with its natural beauty, rich history, and outdoor opportunities making it an appealing destination for nature enthusiasts, hikers, and those seeking a peaceful retreat.