Beauty spots in East Yorkshire
If you’re looking for spectacular natural scenery, from dramatic cliffs and majestic waterfalls to mountains and glorious stretches of coastline, East Yorkshire has it all. Whether you’re travelling from Yorkshire powerhouses Leeds and Sheffield or are visiting all the way from the North East - we’ve picked some of the best spots for a morning walk or an evening run.
The Lost River
This six-mile-long path is one of 15 heritage walks in the area, which passes through the picturesque villages of Pollington, Rawcliffe and Rawcliffe Bridge. Thanks to its combination of field, tracks and road, it is suitable for moderately experienced hikers.
Flamborough Head, Dane’s Dyke and the Yorkshire Heritage Coast
This circular walk offers the best of the East Yorkshire coastline. The white chalk cliffs are spectacular, and you can explore rare wildlife in the surrounding woodland. Dane’s Dyke was declared Local Nature Reserve in 2002 in recognition of the rich fauna and flora it is home to and its importance to the local community. This walk takes around four hours and is ideal for an afternoon stroll.
Yorkshire Wolds Way
The beautiful landscape you’ll see along this trail is filled with butterflies, birds and picturesque villages nestled in the hills. You will be crossing the East Yorkshire countryside from the foot of the Humber Bridge to the crumbling cliffs of Filey, where you’ll get to experience the county from a unique perspective.
Beverley and The Beverley Westwood
Starting in the ground of Beverley Minister, this path goes through the glorious Beverley Westwood, offering breathtaking views of the local landscape and St Mary’s Church. There are various walking opportunities through the rolling pastures, with the main path taking around two hours. This trail is suitable for the whole family.
Bridlington Coastal Walk
This beautiful coastal hike will take you from Bridlington to Flamborough Head on the North York Moors coast. Head north along North Sands to Sewerby, where you’ll see the Grade II-listed building Sewerby Hall. The route continues past Dane’s Dyke before reaching the spectacular South Landing cliffs. Flamborough Head is your last stop, home to the oldest lighthouse in Britain.
The Risby Round
This three-mile circular route takes you around Risby Park and offers wonderful views of the local natural scenery. The foundation of Risby Hall can still be seen in the fields surrounding Risby, where the Ellerker family used to live between the early 14th century and late 18th century. It was destroyed in the 1780s by a fire. Start your walk from Folly Lane Café and then head west towards the medieval village, along Dunflat Road. You will also go past Low Daw Hill and Folly Wood.
Tatton Skyes Monument, Cottam Wale Dale and Cottam and Phillip’s Slack
The walk begins at Tatton Skyes Monument, an impressive landmark dating back to the 19th century, and goes through some of the rolling Yorkshire Wolds along peaceful bridleways. It takes around four hours to complete and is suitable for everyone – adults, children and four-legged friends.
This gentle stroll stretches for two miles and is perfect if you want to take your furry friend for a walk or fancy an evening run. Head along Bell Lane and take the path on the left between the grounds of Toad Hall and the lakes.