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What's About in the Local Area

Walking

The landscape around Driffield is heaven for walkers: the gentle rolling hills of the Wolds provide mile upon mile of rural pathways winding their way past pretty villages (with plenty of country pubs and tea rooms along the way for refreshments!).

Walks Around Driffield

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Driffield town itself also provides plenty of opportunities for shorter walks, taking in the historic landmarks, the three becks (streams), and the pretty canal (a circular walk along Driffield Canal to Wansford). For a short informative walk around the town try the Driffield Town Trail.

The town is also filled with interesting historical landmarks, including the 12th century All Saints Church, the imposing Bell Hotel, the former market site at Cross Hill where hundreds of farm workers used to gather for the annual hirings and the 200 year old Spread Eagle Inn which was reputedly built by the town’s witch Susannah Goor. The Masonic Hall was built in 1878 by renowned archaeologist John Mortimer, whose life in Driffield is celebrated in a fascinating walking trail around the town – you can view and download the Mortimer Trail.

Tour the Town

Peep into the past and see what some parts of the town looked like in years gone by with the 'What Was Here?' App.

Find it in 'View trails' on the App.

The Wold Rangers Way

Wold Rangers Logo

The Wold Rangers, a nomadic tribe of gentlefolk of yesteryear, trod the ancient green lanes and bridlepaths of the spectacular Yorkshire Wolds. Now you can take on the challenging 43 mile circular trail of The Wold Rangers Way or one of the shorter 'Trods' with Croom Mabel (2.5 miles), Horse Hair Jack (9 miles), Ginger Joe (13 miles), Dog Geordie (17 miles) or Mad Halifax (22 miles).

All Trods start and finish in Driffield, the Capital of the Wolds.

The Yorkshire Wolds Way (National Trail)

Secret Art

The Wolds Way is a beautiful 80 mile long footpath, stretching from Hessle on the banks of the Humber to Filey on the coast. The popular route passes through scenic grassy valleys and woodlands rich with wildlife, past ancient market towns and villages such as Market Weighton, Fridaythorpe, and Wintringham. The Yorkshire Wolds Way.

Unlock Secret Art along the Yorkshire Wolds Way, where poetry and paintings float in the landscape just waiting to be discovered. Inspiration to be had, quizzes to enjoy and badges to be won when you walk, explore and uncover Secret Art along the Yorkshire Wolds Way.

If you love the Wolds Way but you’re looking for a shorter walk in the same area, there are a great selection of shorter circular and linear walks around this National Trail.

Cycling

Cycling

There are reportedly 544 cycles routes in the Driffield area, including established routes for both road cycling and mountain bikes. Options range from short 3km cyclepaths up to the most challenging courses of 135km.

Tour De Yorkshire

Tour De Yorkshire

This area has long been popular with cyclists due to the attractive terrain, but the high profile Tour de Yorkshire helped to put the region firmly on the map as a destination of choice for professional and amateur cyclists alike. In 2017 the second stage of the Tour from Selby to York took in a large swathe of the Wolds, passing close to Driffield as the competitors made their way from Beverley towards Malton.

Cycling in East Yorkshire

Bike on Signpost

The East Riding provides some great cycling routes for all ages and abilities. Visit East Yorkshire provides a wealth of information about cycling in and around Driffield which including lots of suggested routes.

There is also an informative Driffield Cycle Map.

One of our favourite local routes is from Driffield to Bridlington taking 19.3 miles of quiet country lanes through the Wolds, ending at the seaside resort. On the ride you will pass beautiful Wolds villages with cafes and pubs and the Elizabethan stately home of Burton Agnes Hall. You will also ride through the landscape that inspired David Hockney’s Woldgate.

The Way of the Roses

Way of the Roses Sign

The Way of the Roses coast-to-coast'cycle route runs for 170 well signed miles between Morecambe on the West coast and Bridlington on Yorkshire’s East coast and passes through the historic cities of York and Lancaster.

National Cycle Network

National Cycle Network Map

The National Cycle Network is a UK-wide network of signed paths and routes for walking, cycling, wheeling and exploring outdoors.