Yorkshire Wolds way walk to Filey

We recently visited Yorkshire’s coast for a mini glamping break and stayed just near the Yorkshire Wolds Way. Armed with my OS map I planned a route that would take us from our campsite to Filey. We would hopefully arrive in time for an afternoon ice-cream. The day before had been our wedding anniversary so I do admit to having a bit of a foggy head, a nice walk was soon to sort that out. The walk is approx. 11km, you can view the route we took here on Viewranger that I logged as we walked along. My little people are great little walkers but I thought we might be pushing it to get them to walk all the way back too, so I made sure we had a taxi number with us.

My navigation was fine and we found the paths we were looking for, what I love about the national trails in this part of the world is that they seem well-kept and well finger-posted. There was a little bit of road walking at the start down country lanes, but we had time to dive in a bush from the tractors busy with hay bales.

It had rained a bit the day before so we did manage to get wet feet but apart from that the weather was quite kind to us on our walk. Just a bit of sea mist I kept telling the kids! We saw just a few fellow walkers coming the other way but apart from them we had lovely countryside to ourselves. We walked through several fields that had the signs ‘Bull in field’, always one that gets the kids going and my Son at one point was crouched down sniper style, as if that was going to help! We didn’t encounter any bulls thankfully but did come across a couple of hares, a few butterflies and three nosy horses.

It was a great walk in beautiful countryside and we arrived in Filey ready for ice-cream. The tide had come in with only a tiny bit of beach visible, so we didn’t build any sand castles but we sat by the sea enjoying a well earned treat. With soggy tired feet, we called a taxi and were whisked back to where we had started.

A great day walking with my family!

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Read about our walk further up the coast from Cloughton to Hayburn Wyke.

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    1. Filey is a great place with all sorts to do so I can see why you might not quite get out walking. With the prosecco hangover and little legs walking with us there was no way we could have walked back!

  1. That field of wheat looks lovely, I’m sure the rain has ruined a lot down our way this season. Sat in the office today this walk sounds so appealing and a lovely distance. A great one to encompass the countryside and the seaside. I bet you all slept well glamping after this.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  2. It’s great when you can plan a trail right from your tent door, isn’t it! Oh, you’re on ViewRanger too – I’ll look you up shortly and steal some of your good routes if that’s ok? It looks like a great walk and at 11km it leaves enough in the tank for a walk to a local pub afterwards. Thanks for for joining us on #adventurecalling I hope you can again when we open again tonight.

    1. It was great to have a footpath right on the doorstep! I love using the ViewRanger app to record our routes. Steal away!

  3. I haven’t been to Filey for years, I remember really liking it. I have been reading about the Yorkshire Wolds Way, it looks like a great path and one that I would love to do. i also like the fact that it’s a bit of a less well known trail. Your walk looks fab, thanks for sharing with us #AdventureCalling

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