Wolds Way

Wolds Way 7

North Yorkshire

Route: Ganton to Filey (Yorkshire Wolds Way stage 7)

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 23rd September 2016

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 12.8 miles

Ascent: 1,900 feet

Weather: Mostly sunny

The Yorkshire Wolds Way is a long distance path from Hessle on the bank of the River Humber to the cliffs above Filey. We completed stage 6 last month and today would be the last leg of an 80 mile journey

Gilly and I drove to Filey in two cars, leaving one in the Country Car Park near Filey Brigg, and we then drove to Ganton in the other and parked it near the beautiful old village church. We set off across the fields, gradually gaining height, to reach a high level section of the walk which took us across Staxton and Flixton Wolds

The rest of the route was up hill and down dale – typical rolling Wolds landscape – and it was a thrill when the North Sea and distant Filey at last came into view

After walking through the outskirts of the town we arrived at the beach and walked along the seafront for a short distance. For anyone who hasn’t visited Filey, it’s well worth a visit. Unlike many seaside resorts it’s quiet, relatively unspoilt, and often overlooked thanks to its location between its better known neighbours Bridlington and Scarborough

As we strolled along the promenade (with obligatory ice creams in hand) we looked back over our long journey from the Humber Bridge to this point and agreed that it had been a superb walk and one we’d happily repeat tomorrow

Follow the links to see: Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6

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