The Rolling Dales of the Yorkshire Wolds

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Sep 08

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A twelve mile walk with a few moderate climbs

An exploration of the Yorkshire Wolds in a much underrated area of Yorkshire approximately 20 miles east of the city of York, starting in the pretty village of Millington and visiting Givendale, Grimthorpe Wood, Mile Fields, Pocklington Woods and crossing the greens of the local golf course. Watch out for the balls!

It's a chance for a sociable walk where paths are mostly wide enough for two or more. It incorporates parts of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, Minster Way and Chalkland Way.

The route has some hills, bit only a total height gain of 1500  for the router however from the top of the wolds at Millington you can get wide views across the vale of York, (on a clear day you can see as far as the White Horse at Kilburn at Sutton Bank almost 40 miles away), the walk also takes in some of the many pretty dales of the Yorkshire Wolds.

This is a 12 mile circular walk and I would consider it a moderate walk, but not difficult, no difficult climbs but can be a little hard in very hot weather as it was last August when I last lead it.  I lead at a very easy pace and expect this to take about 6 hours excluding stops.

There is a chance for a tea stop about 3/4 way round near the golf course at the World Peace Vegetarian cafe at Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre at Kilnwick Percy Hall for refreshments, or if we get back before 4pm at the end of the walk there will be the Ramblers' Rest tea room we can visit, or a short drive to pocklington to a Pub.This can be a consensus on the day if needed.

View towards millington
View towards millington


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