beautiful, peaceful Yorkshire Wolds stretch leisurely from the chalk
cliffs at Flamborough to the Humber Estuary at Hessle. They curve
the land in a loving crescent shape and take in a huge area rich
in history, colour, interesting people and beautiful buildings.
There are some of the most picturesque villages and lively market
towns in the country in this area, some well known, some well off
the beaten track.
is much to see and do in the area but the Wolds has an open and
uncommercial feel to it that attracts both the young and the old.
The gentle hills make it an ideal area for both walking
highest point in the Wolds is at the top of Garrowby Hill which
is situated on the A166 and rises to a height of 800 feet above
sea level at this point. "The Wolds Way " is a walk which
can be done in sections and takes in beautiful scenery right across
the Wolds, all routes clearly marked and details can be obtained
from Tourist Information Offices
or from local Ordinance Survey maps.
are magnificent Halls to see such as Burton
Agnes Hall, Sledmere
House and Burnby Hall with its famous collection of water lilies.
Also there are churches to visit in most of the parishes, some with
most unusual hallmarks!
landscape shows dramatic contrasts from the rugged cliffs along
the Heritage Coastline to the peaceful seaside resort of Hornsea,
and from the grey banks of the River Humber to the rich and colourful
patch work quilt effect of the vast country landscape.!
The majority of the land is farmed with crops grown such as wheat,
barley, oil seed rape and potatoes. These crops whilst growing add
to the colourful landscape in late spring and early summer. A landscape
which changes with the season.
well drained chalk land on which The Wolds sits coupled with the
calcium rich soil make it a heaven for beautiful wild flowers to
grow. Cowslips, poppies, buttercups and daisies all grow in abundance
along with sweet cicely, hemlock and fennel. All these wild plants
in turn attract a wide selection of butterflies and birds, Red Admiral
and a variety of Fritillary, Chaffinches, wrens, blue tits and great
tits to name but a few. Also on your travels you will encounter
much wildlife including rabbits and weasels, stoats and field mice.
On a rare occasion you may be lucky to see some of the wild deer
which still roam around areas of our countryside.
in all the Wolds is an area of great beauty and great interest with
much to see and do and much to offer our welcomed visitors.
rolling landscape of the Wolds at Weaverthorpe
Burton Agnes Hall
|The Norman Church
at Garton on the Wolds
Peters Church, Hutton