• 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.

  • Climb a steep hill and find a sculpture at Wintringham

    Yorkshire Wolds Way

    Climb a steep hill and find a sculpture at Wintringham

    This includes one of the steepest parts of the trail but the climb is well worth it for panoramic views of the North York Moors and across the Vale of Pickering.

  • Whitby Regatta fireworks © Colin Carter

    Cleveland Way

    Count the 199 steps and enjoy some kippers at Whitby

    Whitby, like Scarborough, offers a perfect seaside experience.

  • Enjoy fish and chips at Filey ©

    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.

  • Mindful Meander - Ravenscar

    Cleveland Way

    Discover Ravenscar,  the town that never was

    Ravenscar is a quirky village built on spectacular cliffs. During Victorian times there were big plans for the village to rival Scarborough and Whitby, until the company responsible for its development became bankrupt.

  • 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.

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:

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.