Walk Cycle Ride
As the name suggests, Garton on the Wolds is situated in the Yorkshire Wolds, a range of low rolling chalk hills extending from the Humber estuary at Hessle to the magnificent cliffs of Flamborough Head and Bempton. The area includes some of the most fertile agricultural land in the country and is an archaeological landscape of national importance.
The gentle rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds provides ideal terrain for walkers and has a wealth of green lanes and bridleways to explore on horseback. The Yorkshire Wolds Way national trail covers some of the most tranquil countryside in England. Sections of the 79 mile walk from Hessle to Filey are nearby (we are around 6 miles from the mid way point at Fridaythorpe) and many are also available to cyclists and horse riders.
The Yorkshire Wolds Way is a good route if you are new to countryside walking with plenty of gentle sections and short circular walks to give you a flavour of the area.
There are also many well signposted routes in the area for cyclists providing an ideal way to explore the Wolds countryside and picturesque villages. Follow the route of this years very first Tour de Yorkshire.
The Big Skies Bike Rides was inspired by the work of internationally renowned artist David Hockney who refers to the Yorkshire Wolds as "big sky". The cycle trails take visitors on cycle routes in the Wolds and are included in the Big Skies Bike Ride guide available free from tourist information centres in the region. The guides contain detailed route maps, information and advice for each of the trails. Most of the circular rides start from Wolds towns and villages and five of them can be accessed by trains on the Yorkshire Coast Line. Sections of the National Cycle Network (blue signs) and the National Byway (brown signs) are used.
The Trans Pennine Trail is a national coast to coast route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders running from Southport to Hornsea in East Yorkshire. The Hornsea Rail Path follows the old railway all the way from Hull to the eastern most point on the Trail (distance 15 miles each way).
There are a number of disused rail trails in the East Riding for walkers, cyclists and horseriders including the Hudson Way which runs from Beverley to Market Weighton for 10 miles through the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. The route is a permissive bridleway for walkers and riders. The Hudson Local Nature Reserve runs for over three miles from the Kiplingcotes car park and the route is joined for the last few miles into Market Weighton by the Yorkshire Wolds Way.