- This event has passed.
Walking East Yorkshire Festival 2021
September 11 - September 19
Celebrate the Great Outdoors with the annual Walking East Yorkshire Festival held from 11 to 19 September, 2021.
The walking festival highlights the Yorkshire Wolds landscape that has so inspired the artist David Hockney, as well as its spectacular coastline and some very interesting cities.
However, the festival is not just about walking in East Yorkshire, as activities are arranged to appeal to cyclists, horse riders, history buffs and nature lovers, as well as of course hikers.
Highlights of the 2021 Walking East Yorkshire Festival include:
Follow the Hockney Trail
Sample the scenery of the Yorkshire Landscapes that has been so important in influencing the work one of Britain’s most popular artists from Woldgate to Bridlington, Hockney’s former home town.
See the village of Warter that inspired Hockney to create his Bigger Trees in the Yorkshire Wolds, or Thixendale of ‘The Three Trees near Thixendale’.
Follow Mark Bibbj Jackson along as he travels along the Hockney Trail in the Yorkshire Wolds.
Follow local guide Paul Schofield as he reveals medieval Beverley with unique sculptures, churches and pubs that give you a fee for the beautiful market town. Alternatively join him for a few pints on his Beverley Pub Talk, including the Royal Standard “Nellie’s” White Horse Inn. For more information read about when Mark Bibby Jackson joined Paul on his walk around Beverley Minster and a Tale of Two Markets.
Self-guided Town Walks
The festival has a plethora of self-guiding walks which you can access from its downloadable guide. These include: the Beverley Town Trail, Market Weighton, Bettison’s Folly in Hornsea, Bridlington and Pocklington.
There are also two free walking booklets – Walks in and Around Beverley and Walk Pocklington, which you can pick up from the Beverley Tourist Information Centre.
Activities for Children in East Yorkshire
The festival team have compiled 31 outdoor activities for your children to enjoy from den building in Danes Dyke Country Park, to exploring a cave at North Landing, and the giant trampoline at Beach Cove Adventure Play at Hornsea Freeport. This is also available at Beverley Tourist Information Centre as well as Bridlinton’s tourist centre.
Alternatively, you can go riding at the Woldgate Trekking Centre, or cycle along the Hornsea to Hull Rail Trail from the seafront on Hornsea seafront. Or visit one of the many stately homes in the region.
In all there are more than 250 walking routes in East Yorkshire from hills to towns and nature reserves to coastal villages. Alternatively, create your own route along the many footpaths and bridleways in East Yorkshire.
Walking East Yorkshire Festival 2021 Guide
Download your 2021 festival guide here.
When is the Walking East Yorkshire Festival?
11 to 19 September, 2021
More information on the Walking East Yorkshire Festival
For more information, pop into the festival office at: Room JF76, County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA. Tel: 01482 381687, or visit the website.