What to do in The Yorkshire Wolds
Although the Yorkshire Wolds were made famous by David Hockney’s painting ‘Bigger Trees near Warter’ (that was inspired by a stand of trees just a mile and a half away from Kipling House Barn as the crow flies), they remain a relatively hidden gem on the Yorkshire tourist trail. Characterised by wooded slopes, gently undulating hills and dry valleys, the Wolds rise to an escarpment on the western edge which then drops sharply to the Vale of York. The largest town in the Wolds is Driffield (11 miles away), with other notable places including Pocklington (eight miles), Thixendale (11 miles) and Kilham, the original capital of the Wolds.
Popular with walkers, The Yorkshire Wolds Way is a 79 mile national trail that starts on the banks of the Humber estuary at Hessle 20 miles from Kipling House Barn then climbs gently onto the top of the Wolds and finishes on the dramatic headland of Filey Brigg (30 miles away). Kipling House Barn is ideally situated to do all or part of the trail.
The woods in the picturesque village of Millington are great for exploring and Geocaching in Londesborough is fun for all the family. Food and drink lovers can choose breadmaking at Side Oven Bakery, chocolate making in Pocklington, tours at Wold Top Brewery and Little Wold Vineyard plus a gin distilling experience at the Hooting Owl Distillery.
For lovers of historic houses and gardens, Sledmere House and Burton Agnes Hall are a treat and art lovers can follow the trail of David Hockney’s art locations from 'Bigger Trees near Warter' to 'Late Spring Tunnel May' near Kilham.
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Places to Visit
Places to eat and food and drink producers in the Yorkshire Wolds
There are hundreds of fabulous places to eat and local food and drink producers in the Yorkshire Wolds. Here are just a few of our favourites: