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Types of walks

To help you to decide which walks are right for you, we have separated them into groups.

Cycling and Riding Routes

These routes allow horseriders, mountain bikers and walkers to enjoy the network of bridleways in the East Riding of Yorkshire.  Some of the routes are suitable for family cyclists, in particular, those along railway lines, but even these can be a little muddy in wet weather.

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Wolds Walks

Featuring some of the most delightful scenery in the East Riding, these routes pass through dry chalk valleys, woodland, rolling hills and picturesque villages.  Whether you’re a visitor or a local you’ll find plenty to enjoy whilst exploring the Yorkshire Wolds.

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Nature Trail and Country Park Walks

These short routes run along good quality path surfaces in natural environments such as woodland, grassland and coastal land.  You’ll find interpretative material on each route, adding interest to your walk.

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Healthy Walks

These are very short walks for anyone wanting to take up walking for the first time and to slowly improve his or her level of fitness.  The walks begin at leisure centres in the East Riding and you can join one of several programmes if you wish to walk with others.  If in doubt about your fitness level please consult your doctor before starting.

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Pub Walks

These walks start at pubs or feature pubs along the way, giving you the chance to rest your feet, meet new people and sample local food and drink.  Always check the opening hours of the pub(s) when organising your walk for midweek.

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Coast and Beach Walks

The East Riding coastline is varied, dramatic and worth a visit whatever the season.  These walks feature rugged headlands, beaches and small coastal villages.  Explore beaches looking for crabs, spot features of military and archaeological history and do some bird watching as you walk.

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Top 10 Walks for Visitors

Whether you are new to the East Riding or here for a holiday, these are the best routes for keen walkers.  Sample the best viewpoints, wildlife habitats and natural landscapes on these routes.

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Easy Walks

These short walks (no longer than three miles) are easy to use.  There are no steps, stiles or steep gradients on the routes, making them ideal for new walkers and anyone planning to take a suitable pushchair or wheelchair out into the countryside.

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Yorkshire Wolds Way and other Challenge Walks

We've split the National Trail into bite-sized chunks for those who can't manage the full 79 miles!  Also included in this category are popular challenge walks like the Beverley 20, Chalkland Way and Howden 20 for those who are enthusiastic and fit!

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