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Walking East Yorkshire Festival 2022
September 10 - September 22
Celebrate the Great Outdoors with the annual Walking East Yorkshire Festival held from 10 to 23 September, 2022.
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. This year it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Yorkshire Wolds National Trail.
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 2022 Walking East Yorkshire Festival include:
Walking the Chalkland Way is a 40-mile circular walking route (10 to 13 September), while The Wold Ragers Way is a challenging circular trail from 17 to 20 September.
Follow the Hockney Trail
Alternatively, 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.
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 Guide
Details of activities round and a downloadable Yorkshire Wolds guide, can be found at https://bit.ly/3HfY133
When is the Walking East Yorkshire Festival?
10 to 22 September, 2022
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.