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Beverley Area Walks

The table below contains information on all walks centred in the beverley area. Click on any walk's name or reference code to see more details on the walk, including photos and a route map.


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C59 - The Minster Way
Walk Name
The Minster Way
The Minster Way Starts at Beverley Minster and wanders over the Yorkshire Wolds and into the Vale of York to finish at York Minster.  Two grand edifices separated by contrasting landscapes.
Circular Walk
Walk Type
  • Challenge Walks (Inc. The Yorkshire Wolds Way)
  • Wolds Walks
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map
290, 293 and 294
Car Parking Facility
Various car parks in Beverley
Pubs and shops in Beverley and Stamford Bridge
Public Conveniences
Various sites in Beverley and the Square in Stamford Bridge
Distance (Miles)
Distance (Kilometres)
  • Starting from Beverley Minster the route heads out of the town through streets and paths to Molescroft.  From then on it's a progression of villages to, and over, the hills of the Wolds.
  • From Arram to Scorborough, Lockington, Bainton North Dalton - all names revealing Saxon origins.
  • Huggate, the first Wolds village to be isolated in times of heavy snow, steep-sided Millington, Great Givendale to Bishop Wilton, and onto the plain.
  • The hamlet of Youlthorpe, a one-time Viking settlement, to Full Sutton - Saxon again.
  • Stamford Bridge, the site of a bloody battle between those Saxons and Vikings - the last Saxon victory before losing to the Duke of Normandy, better known as William the Conqueror.
  • Kexby, now in the City of York administrative area, via Low Catton.
  • Past Elvington Airfield with its Air Museum, to Fulford and into York along the bank of the River Ouse.
  • The last of the forty-two miles follows the old streets of the city of York to the Minster, and the end of the walk.
Start Point
Beverley Minster
End Point
York Minster
Towns & Villages
Bainton, Beverley, Bishop Wilton, Great Givendale, Kilnwick, Lockington, Millington, North Dalton, Scorborough, Stamford Bridge and York
Start Easting
Start Northing
End Easting
End Northing
Further Information
Accessibility Information
This route:- 
-  contains some steep slopes. 
-  contains a mixture of stiles and gates. 
-  may involve walking through fields with livestock. 
-  crosses at least one road. 
-  may involve walking through planted crops. 
Additional Information
-  A book, 'The Minster Way', is available in good book shops and outdoor clothing stores.  If you have difficulty finding the book please contact Ray Wallis by calling 01482 341 596 or by sending an e-mail to