Yorkshire Wolds

Stretching north from Hull and Beverley are the Yorkshire Wolds, an area of gently rolling chalky hills and rich farmland that reaches the coast in a splash of white sea cliffs at Flamborough Head. Close by there are some classic seaside towns – bucket-and-spade Bridlington and the rather more upmarket Filey – while further south the coastline tapers away into the strange and otherwordly landscape of sand dunes and tussock grass that is Spurn Head.

The 79-mile Wolds Way starts at Hessle near the Humber Bridge and leads northwards through farmland, hills and quiet villages to end at the tip of Filey Brigg, a peninsula on the east coast just north of the town of Filey. Billed as 'Yorkshire's best-kept secret', it takes five days and is an excellent beginners' walk.