Wolds Way start, Humber Bridge

Wolds Way 1

East Yorkshire

Route: Hessle to South Cave (Yorkshire Wolds Way stage 1)

Area: East Yorkshire

Date of walk: 13th December 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 13.0 miles

Ascent: 1,300 feet

Weather: Sun and blue skies throughout. Cold

The Yorkshire Wolds Way is an 80 mile walking route from Hessle to Filey, taking in some of the best scenery on offer in the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds

The official start is at Hessle Haven, though most people start a little nearer the Humber Bridge, at a sculpture adjacent to a car park. I arrived early and the sight of the rising sun shining on the Humber and the Humber Bridge was a wonderful sight as I walked along the banks of the estuary

When I reached North Ferriby I followed the low tide route which appeared to be accessible but about half way along it would have meant wading through mud or clambering over large rocks, so I headed inland and walked through the village. I rejoined the official route at the roundabout which leads to the busy A63

After crossing the bridge over the road I walked uphill and down dale through some lovely rolling countryside, eventually arriving in South Cave at lunchtime. The Wolds Way is superbly waymarked along its whole length and navigation is not an issue

It was a fantastic walk in perfect weather

Follow the links to see: Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7

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