Wolds Way

Wolds Way 4

East and North Yorkshire

Route: Millington to Thixendale (Yorkshire Wolds Way stage 4)

Area: East and North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 15th April 2015

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 13.0 miles

Weather: Overcast

Today was the 4th leg of my walk along the Wolds Way, a long distance path from Hessle on the bank of the Humber to the cliffs above Filey. I’m not walking on consecutive days but instead have chosen to pick and choose fair weather days when the rolling chalkland scenery is shown to its best advantage

It looked as though today was a good day to choose as we set off, with blue skies above us and not a cloud in sight. By the time Gilly had dropped me off at Millington all that had changed – the skies were grey and overcast. Never mind, at least it wasn’t raining so I walked out of Millington along the Minster Way, picking up the Wolds Way near Warren Farm, where I’d left it on stage 3

This is arguably the best section of the whole route, a rollercoaster of a walk – up hill and down dale and involving a total ascent of 1,900 feet, the same as my last walk up Haystacks in the Lake District. Navigation is easy thanks to the excellent waymarking

It was a superb walk, and I only saw two other groups of walkers along the whole route, both going in the opposite direction. A shame about those grey skies though

At the end of the walk I visited the Robert Fuller Gallery ‘where wildlife is brought alive through art’. Anyone following this route is highly recommended to make the short detour to this fascinating and beautiful place

Follow the links to see: Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7

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