HDA Yorkshire Wolds

Huntington’s Disease Association – The Yorkshire Wolds Way

April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct £749 pp

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About this Adventure

The Yorkshire Wolds Way is a National Trail walking route covering 80-miles (129km) through amazing chalk landscapes and some of the most tranquil and gentle countryside in England. Walking South to North you start in Hessle, on the banks of the Humber estuary, you make your way along rolling hills, wonderful woodlands, and calm peaceful valleys before finishing on the headland of Filey Brigg.


Quick Facts

  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 6 days’ walking
  • Luggage transfers each walking day
  • Map and guidebook plus detailed directions to your accommodation from the trail
  • Expert local knowledge and 24-hour emergency assistance during your trip
  • Total distance 80miles (129km)
  • Vibrant market towns and ancient villages
  • Amazing chalk landscapes
  • Tranquil Yorkshire countryside

About & Details

One of the lesser-known English Walks and being the shortest National Trail, The Yorkshire Wolds is a relatively flat walk, with no steep climbs or mountains. Following a well-maintained route with excellent signposting along the way, the trail is suitable for all level of walkers from the more experienced to those new to walking holidays.

We take the stress out of your trip with expert local knowledge, hand-picked accommodation, luggage transfers and detailed support to help you find your way. You will need full walking kit including a waterproof jacket and trousers, a comfortable day sack and comfortable walking boots. You will receive a more detailed kit list upon booking. This trip is based on 2 people sharing, if you are a solo traveller please contact us for further details and we will be happy to help.


  • 6 nights’ accommodation in a good quality B&B or hotel with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast
  • Luggage transfers each walking day
  • Map and guide book plus detailed directions to your accommodation from the trail
  • Expert local knowledge and 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip
  • Professional event organisation
  • Travel to the start and finish points of the trip
  • Lunches and evening meals
  • Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Guiding (please contact us if you would like this trip to be guided)

Optional extras

  • Single room supplement £75 per person per night (subject to availability)
  • Solo traveller supplement £75 per person per night
  • Odd group supplement £75 per group per night may apply if a single room is required
  • Extra night prior to start (single room) £145 per person
  • Extra night prior to the start (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person
  • Extra night at the end of the event (single room) £145 per person
  • Extra night at the end of the event (twin room, needs 2 people) £90 per person

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.

Getting there and back

By rail: Northern Rail run a service to both Hessle (from Hull, Leeds or Sheffield) and Filey as well as between Filey and Hull. You can also get directly to Hull from London Kings Cross.
Check traveline.info for the latest public transport information.

By air: The closest airports to the Yorkshire Wolds Way are Leeds-Bradford, Doncaster and Manchester. There are direct trains to Hull from both Doncaster and Leeds rail stations.

By ferry: If you are arriving at Hull using P&O Ferries, the Ferry bus takes foot passengers to Hull Rail Station. From Hull Station, the easiest route is to catch the regular trains to Hessle.


Evening meals and lunches

You can purchase evening meals either at the accommodation or nearby. When our event planners send you the schedule with itinerary you could prearrange directly with the accommodation or during the walk.

For lunches we would suggest bringing some of your own favourite snack bars and then asking the accommodation for a packed lunch for the following day and also supplementing that at stops en-route.


Accommodation is generally at B&B, guest houses and small hotels. Once booked in, your event planner will send you a list of your booked accommodation. It is possible to adjust according to preference at this stage so please mention it if you wish to change.


If you would like to bring your four legged friend, then we will do our best to source dog friendly accommodation. It is usually possible but if it were not, then we would suggest a change of date to enable it or offer a refund. There may be a small surcharge for the overnight stays. Therefore, once booked in, please alert your event planner that you would like to bring your dog and we can proceed from there.

Need a guide?

If you would prefer to have a guide for your walk, even just for one day, then we are happy to help. We can provide a qualified leader (also first aid qualified) to lead your trek or on just one of the sections. Just ask us.
A guide can not only take the stress out of navigation, but you will also find them a great asset in terms of providing an insight into all things environment and nature.

Dates and prices

For available dates please see the ‘build your trip’ option on the left hand side on desktops or at the bottom on mobiles. You can reserve your space via this route.

After you book

After placing your booking with us, you will in the first instance receive an automated email from our system confirming receipt of your reservation. If you don’t receive it, it is worth checking your spam/clutter folder.

In the process of placing your booking, you will generally set up an access password to our online gateway where you can review the details of the booking.

Your personal event planner will then be in touch with you to start to confirm the details. This contact will usually be taken up in the working day after receipt of your booking, but may, in busy times, take a little longer. The event planner will then liaise with you regarding the details of the course. If you have any specific requirements, please do mention it at this stage.

At the end of your trip

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end at some point and when you arrive at the end of the trail, you have one of several options. If you have not booked an additional night’s stay then we can transfer your luggage to a location of your choice. From there you may have onward travel arranged as per the ‘Getting There and Back’ tab above.

Some people like to treat themselves to a night’s stay at the end. And why not? You’ve earned it. You can arrange this as an optional add on with your event planner.


  • Day 1 - arrival in Hessle

    Arrive at your accommodation in Hessle.

  • Day 2 - Hessle to South Cave

    As you start your journey on The Yorkshire Wolds Way, after leaving Hessle your route quickly becomes scenic and interesting as you progress along the coast. You have a choice of routes at North Ferriby – a muddy low-tide beach walk or a high-tide road walk.  Taking in wooded areas as you reach the village of Welton before reaching cultivated countryside.  Villages lie just off your route during today’s walk, short detours will enable you to admire the coastal cottages and fine old houses.

    13.5 miles (21.5 km)

  • Day 3 - South Cave to Goodmanham/Market Weighton

    Today’s route increases in height as the day unfolds, although the higher parts are simply rolling fields rather than hills.  Once beyond Arras you have a choice of routes, either follow the main route to Goodmanham, which has a pub and B&B, or take the alternative loop through Market Weighton, where there are several options for food and accommodation.

    11.5 miles (18.5km)/12 miles (19.5km)

  • Day 4 - Goodmanham/Market Weighton to Millington

    Starting off from where you finished your day yesterday in either Goodmanham or Market Weighton both routes combine fairly early in Londesborough Park.  Today’s walk is mostly low-level walking along quiet roads, tracks, and field paths before ending with a steep descent to Millington.

    9.25 miles (15km)/9.5 miles (15.5km)

  • Day 5 - Millington to Thixendale

    Today’s section takes you well into the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, the first part of the day has several ascents and descents across the dales while taking in the fantastic views.  The remainder of the day is made up of easy roads, tracks and paths before reaching Thixendale.

    12 miles (19.5km)

  • Day 6 - Thixendale to Sherburn

    You continue today very much in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, your route takes you through the dales, in and out of woodlands, with the highlight of the day being the deserted famous medieval village of Wharram Percy.

    19 miles (30.5km)

  • Day 7 - Sherburn to Filey

    Your final day of the Yorkshire Wolds Way is mostly a gentle one with some short steep ascents and descents while crossing the dales before finally descending through the little village of Muston before reaching the seaside resort of Filey and a short stroll to Filey Brigg.

    16 miles (26km)

    We will always endeavour  to accommodate you in the locations detailed in the above itinerary. Due to very high demand, some accommodation providers may occasionally have limited availability and so we may need to accommodate you in an alternative location, nearby. In this case, we will arrange a taxi transfer for you to take you from the trail to your accommodation and back again the following morning. We will notify you of this when confirming your booking.


This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, weather conditions, accommodation availability, or for any other reason that may be deemed necessary. Any timings are approximate and for guidance purpose only.

Charity Information

About Huntington’s Disease Association

Who we are: We’re here to help people living with Huntington’s disease to live a better life.

What we do: We improve care and support services for people with Huntington’s disease, educate families and professionals, and champion people’s rights.

How to take part for Charity

To do this challenge for a charity there is a non-refundable registration fee, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking.  You can then choose between the two different options below.


Pay a registration fee at the time of booking then the balance due 10 weeks before departure.  With the self-funding option, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge.  This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for the charity.

Minimum Sponsorship Pledge

Pay a registration fee at the time of booking and confirm with your charity their minimum fundraising requirements for the balance.  This will typically be double the cost of the adventure, less the registration fee.  With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 10 weeks before the departure date.

More Information

For more details of how fundraising works please read our step by step guide here or contact us for help.

Maximum Adventure work with lots of charities to offer our events as fundraising opportunities.  You can find our Charity Events from the ‘Menu’ in the corner of your screen or from our homepage.  If your chosen charity is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to approach them on your behalf.

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:

  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you