• Filey © Tessa Bunney

    Yorkshire Wolds Way

    Enjoy fish and chips at Filey

    Filey marks the end of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, providing the perfect place to relax after a long walk with plenty for everyone to explore.

  • Hayburn Wyke

    Cleveland Way

    Have a secret picnic by a waterfall at Hayburn Wyke

    Hayburn Wyke is a secluded cove between Scarborough and Whitby. With the beach and woodland to discover, this hidden gem is the perfect setting for a picnic or a day of exploration.

  • Wolds Way, Fridaythorpe

    Yorkshire Wolds Way

    Explore the hidden dry valleys around Fridaythorpe

    Fridaythorpe is the best place to explore the characteristic dry valleys of the Yorkshire Wolds. The network of dry valleys, known locally as ‘dales’ or ‘slacks’, which dissect the Yorkshire Wolds plateau, offer fantastic opportunities to experience peace and tranquility.

  • Make a pilgrimage from Helmsley Castle to Rievaulx Abbey © Mike Kipling

    Cleveland Way

    Make a pilgrimage from Helmsley Castle to Rievaulx Abbey

    Follow in the footsteps of Saint Aelred of Rievaulx, one of Yorkshire’s most famous abbots, on this historic walk from Helmsley Castle to Rievaulx Abbey. The route takes in magnificent woodland, the valley of Blackdale Howl and stunning views from the top of Jinny York Bank.

  • Get up close to the Humber Bridge

    Yorkshire Wolds Way

    Get up close to the Humber Bridge

    The Yorkshire Wolds Way offers a unique, close-up view of the impressive Humber Bridge as it passes underneath the bridge along the Humber foreshore.

  • Scramble through the Wainstones © Mike Kipling

    Cleveland Way

    Scramble through the Wainstones

    A more adventurous walk up Hasty Bank to the unique Wainstones will not disappoint. As the only part of the Cleveland Way where you need to use your hands for a very short scramble, the Wainstones present a small yet satisfying challenge.

Great days out along the Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way…

Welcome to the Top Ten Trails website - a collection of 'top' experiences for you to enjoy along the Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trails.

Each trail covers approximately 100 miles, but of course you don’t have to explore them all at once! There are fantastic days out to be enjoyed following short routes around the many attractions that line each trail. Experiences that will put you in touch with nature, bring heritage to life, excite your taste buds and leave you breathless, invigorated and inspired. Adventures to be had with family and friends, as well as journeys off the beaten track in discovery of your own special places.

What are you waiting for? Go and explore!

What to bring with you…

Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear are recommended. You might also like to bring a pair of binoculars for spotting wildlife.

Accommodation, food and drink

For information on where to stay and local refreshments, visit:

Watch this space for our local business database – perfect for planning days out. Coming soon!

Want to explore other National Trails?

...then visit the website at www.nationaltrail.co.uk for details of other great experiences to be had on National Trails across England and Wales.