Yorkshire Wolds Way
Total distance covered; 80 miles (129kms)
6 days walking based in Beverley
Beverley, our base for the Yorkshire Wolds Way, has a long history. It was founded in around 700AD by St John of Beverley, and throughout the Medieval period the town was a place of pilgrimage. Beverley Minster was built during the early 13th century, around the tomb of St John of Beverley and on the site of the original Saxon church. The wool trade and the religious significance of the town made it one of the richest in England prior to The Reformation.
Aside from the Minster there are many fine old buildings, including St Mary's Church, a distinctive brick-built town gate (the only survivor out of four gateways into the town), an ornate 18th century Butter Cross in the Market Place, and a Dominican Friary which was mentioned in The Canterbury Tales and now serves as a Youth Hostel.
Beverley has a wide variety of interesting shops, and there are hotels, restaurants and pubs offering meals in the evening. It has a number of shops where one can purchase the makings of a packed lunch.
The daily meeting point in Beverley is the Butter Cross in the Market Place.
Accommodation; There is a variety of accommodation available in Beverley and the surrounding area, and details can be found on the following websites:
Alternatively, an accommodation guide can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre in Beverley, whose contact details are as follows:
Beverley Tourist Information Centre, The Treasure House, Chimney Road, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8HE
Tel: 01482 391672
How to reach Beverley by public transport; Beverley has a railway station located on a branch line between Hull and Scarborough. It is also served by National Express Coaches from London and Leeds, and local buses from Hull.
General information on the area can be found on the following websites:
Holiday Options 2022
Day 1: Hessle to South Cave 13 miles (21kms)
Day 2: South Cave to Goodmanham 11 miles (18kms)
Day 3: Goodmanham to Huggate 13 miles (21kms)
Day 4: Huggate to Warram-le-Street 13 miles (21kms)
Day 5: Warram-le-Street to Ganton 15 miles (24kms)
Day 6: Ganton to Filey 15 miles (24kms)
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