Yorkshire Wolds Way Guidebooks and Maps
RambleFest displays the best Yorkshire Wolds Way guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
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“The Yorkshire Wolds were brought to international attention in 2012 by David Hockney’s magnificent Royal Academy exhibition of paintings of the region. Now, Tony Gowers’ completely updated, expanded and re-designed National Trail Guide offers the essential companion to the forgotten but fascinating landscape through which this Trail runs.
The Trail runs from Hessle in the south, by the Humber Bridge, to Filey on the North Yorkshire coast, through the Wolds’ secluded and special ‘dry valleys’, a succession of tranquil villages, and past cel;ebrated locations like Thixendale woods now immortalised in Hockney’s vast and dazzling paintings. As well as comprehensive route descriptions accompanied by OS 1:25,000 maps, the book features a Philip Larkin Trail around Hull, digressions to the handsome town of Beverley with its beautiful Minster, the Holderness region made famous by Winfred Holtby’s South Riding, the seabird colony at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, as well as circular walks to all of the principal locations of Hockney’s Wolds paintings. The result is a n essential purchase, not just for those walking the Trail, but for every visitor to the area.”
– The Yorkshire Wolds Way (National Trails Guidebooks)
“Guidebook to walking the Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trails, plus the Tabular Hills Walk link route. The guidebook also contains a 1:25,000 scale OS route map booklet of the Cleveland Way.
* The Cleveland Way National Trail, described in seven day stages, is a fine 177km (110 miles) walk around the North York Moors National Park from Helmsley to Filey.
* The Yorkshire Wolds Way is one of the quietest of Britain’s National Trails and wanders for 130km (80 miles) through gentle, cultivated and sparsely populated countryside. Described here in nine stages, from Hessle near Redcar to Filey, it links end-to-end with the Cleveland Way on the coast. Also described is the three-day, 80km (50 mile) Tabular Hills Walk, a Regional Trail that allows walkers to close the loop of the Cleveland Way and transform it into an enormous circular walk.
* The guidebook comes with a separate map booklet of 1:25,000 scale OS maps showing the full route of the Cleveland Way. Clear step-by-step route descriptions in the guide links together with the map booklet at each stage along the Cleveland Way, and the compact format is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or the top of a rucksack.
– The Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way (Cicerone)
Notes on Yorkshire Wolds Way Guidebooks
We advise buying two guidebooks. One will supplement the other in terms of clarity, additional information, etc., and the cost of the extra guidebook is little compared to that of walking the route.
Both Yorkshire Wolds Way guidebooks include 1:25,000 OS maps.
Yorkshire Wolds Way Maps
As mentioned above, both guidebooks include the relevant sections of OS “Explorer” mapa. For those who want extra safety, or want to venture further afield, we include the Hervey map of the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way Adventure Atlas.
“The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors. The Yorkshire Wolds Way is a 79 mile (127 km) National Trail from the River Humber to the seaside resort of Filey. Crossing a tranquil landscape, the path encounters gently rolling chalk hills with easy climbs, isolated dry valleys, undulating fields and charming villages. The route on the map is clearly highlighted in yellow with mileage markers to gauge distances when planning sections of the walk to enjoy. This official National Trail Map* of the Yorkshire Wolds Way features 30 pages of continuous Ordnance Survey 1:25000 mapping providing complete coverage of the Yorkshire Wolds Way. The atlas includes a route planner showing distances between places and the amenities available, featuring: Information Centres, Hotels/B&Bs, Youth Hostels, Campsites (seasonal opening), Public Houses, Shops, Restaurants, Cafes (seasonal opening) and Petrol Stations. Also featured is advice on safety and security when walking and a selection of QR codes linked to useful websites, including temporary route updates from the National Trails, regional information, map reading advice and weather reports. Unlike the original OS sheets, this A-Z Adventure Atlas includes a comprehensive index to towns, villages, hamlets and locations, natural features, nature reserves, car parks and youth hostels, making it easy to find the required location quickly. Each index entry has a page reference and a six figure National Grid Reference. With a book size of 240mm x 134mm it is the same size as the standard OS folded map.”
– Yorkshire Wolds Way Adventure Atlas
Ordnance Survey provide the service of online maps, which you can use on all your devices. Costs around £20 – £25 per year for all maps across the UK for a year. Great value. The Yorkshire Wolds Way path is marked by name on the relevant “Explorer” maps. Click on the link:
Ordnance Survey Maps Online
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