Wolds Way

Wolds Way 6

North Yorkshire

Route: Wintringham to Ganton (Yorkshire Wolds Way stage 6)

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 29th August 2016

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 10.5 miles

Ascent: 1,000 feet

Weather: Sun and blue skies

The Yorkshire Wolds Way is a long distance path from Hessle on the bank of the Humber to the cliffs above Filey. I completed stage 5 a few days ago and having enjoyed a wonderful walk on that occasion felt inspired to explore the next few miles of the trail. This would be the penultimate leg, leaving a 13 mile walk to Filey to finish the job off

Gilly and I drove to Ganton in two cars, leaving one there, and we then drove to Wintringham in the other. The walk started opposite the attractive old village church and after a short distance came a steep and relentless climb up Deep Dale Plantation. The reward for this was the superb views over the Vale of Pickering when we reached Knapton Brow

Once the height was gained it wasn’t surrendered for several miles as we walked at high level along the northern edge of the Wolds enjoying more big views as we followed the easy paths

As we approached Sherburn the route began to descend gently, with a few ups and downs along the way, until we eventually reached the floor of the vale and made our way back to Ganton

It had been another fantastic walk on the Wolds and despite the fact that it was Bank Holiday Monday there was no-one else following our route, and we only passed a handful of folk on the way

Follow the links to see: Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 7

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