The Wolds is often described as a walker’s paradise. This description is thanks to the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail which stretches for nearly 80 miles from Filey to Hull through some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery. The trail, with its panoramic views, attracts the most discerning of hikers but there are shorter routes available for enthusiastic beginners and families too. Choose your track and relax into the elegant landscapes with gently rolling hills and stunning floral backdrops of soft green fields peppered with bright red poppies. The Wolds Way will even take you through the most famous deserted medieval village in England: Wharram Percy. This fascinating ‘lost’ village has been deserted since 1550 and still feels unnervingly eerie today.
The Wolds is the setting in which the world-famous artist David Hockney found the inspiration for many of his great works. His artwork was even recently exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. When visiting the Wolds, you can complete the ‘Hockney Trail’ and see the delightful scenery that was portrayed by the Yorkshire born artist.
There are also a number of stately homes to visit in the Wolds such as the Georgian Sledmere House with its fine Chippendale and Sheraton furnishings or the Burton Agnes Hall, a late Elizabethan building filled with delightful treasures and artworks. The latter is particularly charming as it is, and always has been, a ‘loved and lived in’ home. However, visitors beware as legend has it that the ghost of former resident Katherine Anne Griffith still haunts the Queen’s State Bedroom! If you want yet more scares and thrills whilst holidaying in the Wolds then pop to Malton and visit Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo for white knuckle rides and more.
With plenty of towns and villages to discover such as Filey, Bridlington, Driffield and Beverley, the Wolds offers a large selection of all accommodation types to its tourists.