Wolds Way

Wolds Way 2

East Yorkshire

Route: South Cave to Goodmanham (Yorkshire Wolds Way stage 2)

Area: East Yorkshire

Date of walk: 8th January 2015

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 11.6 miles

Ascent: 1,200 feet

Weather: Overcast to start, then brightened up at midway point

I started the walk on the outskirts of South Cave, where I’d ended Stage 1 of the Wolds Way about 1 month ago. Mrs Andrewswalks and I first drove to Goodmanham in separate cars, leaving one there, then drove back to the start point of the walk, where I was dropped off. The sky was dull and lifeless but it was forecast to improve later on, and so it did

The first part of the walk is up hill and down dale, Weedley Dale and Swin Dale being particularly attractive, and then beyond Newbald the gradient levels out as the top of the Wolds are reached and the terrain becomes more agricultural

The walking is easy and fast progress can be made – it took me about 4 hours to cover nearly 12 miles. No time is wasted in map reading as the whole of the Wolds Way is superbly waymarked throughout

On the approach to Goodmanham the skies turned black and there was a torrential downpour, but luckily this was brief

Follow the links to see: Stage 1 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7

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