Discover The Wolds
When you think of 'The Wolds', it's usually The Cotswolds that springs to mind. However, you may be surprised to discover that Yorkshire has its very own 'Wolds' - and they're just as peaceful, charming and full of character.
With glorious, gently undulating hills, perfect for picnics, and picture postcard villages with landscaped gardens and ponds aplenty, the Yorkshire Wolds are a pretty stretch of Yorkshire countryside not to be missed.
Things to see and do in The Wolds
The Yorkshire Wolds is a broad crescent of rolling chalk hills and valleys, south of the North York Moors, arcing from the coast at Flamborough westwards towards Malton and then south to the Humber Bridge.
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National Centre for Early Music, St.Margaret's Church, Walmgate, York , Yorkshire, YO1 9TL
Mon 23 May 22 - Mon 23 May 22
Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, Stewart Lane, Stillingfleet, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 6HP
Wed 4 May 22 - Fri 27 May 22
Clocktower Enclosure of York Racecourse, Knavesmire Road, York , YO23 1EX
Fri 27 May 22 - Sun 5 Jun 22
Beverley Minster, Minster Yard North, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DP
Fri 27 May 22 - Fri 27 May 22
Leeman Road, York, Yorkshire, YO26 4XJ
Sat 28 May 22 - Sun 5 Jun 22
More About Yorkshire Wolds
On the western edge, the Wolds rise to an escarpment which then drops sharply down to the Vale of York.
The highest point on the escarpment is Bishop Wilton Wold (also known as Garrowby Hill), which is 807 feet (246 m) above sea level.
To the north, on the other side of the Vale of Pickering, lie the North York Moors, and to the east the hills flatten into the plain of Holderness.
The highest village on the Yorkshire Wolds is Fridaythorpe at 550 feet (170 m) above sea level. The market town of Beverley lies on the eastern slopes, along with the civil parish of Molescroft.