Bishop Wilton

Bishop Wilton

East Yorkshire

Route: Bishop Wilton circular

Area: East Yorkshire

Date of walk: 16th February 2017

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 7.0 miles

Weather: Very dull, light rain, a couple of bright spells

Bishop Wilton is a lovely unspoilt village on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, and a good base for exploring the western part of the Wolds. An attractive beck runs through the village, with the cottages lined along each side of it

I walked out of the village following the course of the beck and joined a path which runs beside it for a mile or so. I then left the beck to walk through some squelchy fields to Meltonby, followed by a short road section. It has to be said that this leg of the route, which is across the pancake-flat Vale of York, wasn’t particularly scenic though I blame the weather for this – very dull light and constant drizzle did the landscape no favours at all

The highlight for me came as I reached the Wolds and climbed up the Chalkland Way to Givendale, an idyllic spot. The return to Bishop Wilton was along the edge of the wold, with far reaching views over the Vale of York, though again these weren’t seen at their best today thanks to haze and poor light

It was a pleasant walk which I’d happily repeat, though I’d hope for better weather next time

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