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Help, Hints and Tips on the Wild Yorkshire Way Website


Exploring the route stage by stage

The Wild Yorkshire Way is a long walk, make no mistake. I can't imagine anyone doing it in one go, but if anyone does, please let me know as there will be beer involved. Lots of it.

On the Route page you can explore the entire route, which is divided up into a suggested programme of 38 days. Of course, you can change this to suit yourself and your level of fitness or the weather, or indeed if you decide to stay a night or two longer at a pub on the way. At the head of the page is a useful graphic showing an elevation map of the entire route, with national parks and trails identified selected landmarks identified. Click/Tap/Hover over a landmark to see where it is and its height above sea level.

For each day, you will see a brief summary, with suggested start and finish points and distances. Click/Tap on either the photo or the Details button to see a comprehensive description of the route, with maps, recommended pubs and accommodation, road and public transport connections. You can also view my photo gallery for the stage, and download a GPX file for your sat nav if you're using one. You can navigate from day to day using the arrow buttons at the top of the Walk Stage Description

Just a quick word on the map coverage. The Route Map is a 1:50000 Ordnance Survey map, centred around either the start or end point of the day's walk, using the wonderful OS OpenSpace mapping facilities, which are free of charge for non-commercial use. The Wild Yorkshire Way main route is shown in brown on the map, but in some wilder areas I've recommended alternative routes which are shown in magenta (or purple, if you're a down to earth Yorkshireman like me). If you use the Route Map, you will be taken to the Mapping page which has further features which are described here. The Detail Map shows the same location on the Ordnance Survey 1:25000 series maps which are great for more intricate navigation. Remember that the maps won't work if you don't have an internet connection, so please don't rely on them for navigation out on a walk.