This well-signed circular route around the Yorkshire Wolds was developed by Sustrans and opened in July 2011 and has been designed (and signposted) to be cycled either in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. Using predominantly minor roads, it takes in the ever changing scenery of the Wolds, from the dramatic cliffs at Bempton, to the rolling hills of Sledmere and the medieval town of Beverley – this route has it all!

In total the route is 146 miles long, which includes two optional short “there-and-back” detours to Hunmanby Gap and the RSPB centre at Bempton Cliffs. It is predominantly on minor country lanes but does include one “off-road” non-tarmac section on day 2 at Sober Hill, north-east of North Newbald – which is approximately 1 mile long, so easily walk able for those riders with skinny tyres. A wider tyred touring / hybrid bike should be perfectly ok on this very short section.

Route Map

As part of the challenge, it is each rider’s own responsibility to navigate the route – official maps should ideally be purchased and studied in advance, but will also be available to purchase at the start.

We will also indicate suggested refreshment stops as well as check-points along the way.

The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route is part of the National Cycle Network - find out more at:


Route Map

Map by Cooper Douglas Partnership ©. Reproduced from Ordnance Survey digital map data. © Crown copyright. All rights reserved.