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Yorkshire Wolds

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The Yorkshire Wolds is an area of low chalk hills and deep flat bottomed valleys which lie between the Vale of York, the Vale of Pickering, the North York Moors and Flamborough Head on the East coast. The landscape and scenery is stunning and diverse, ever changing and sometimes dramatic. There are areas of gently rolling hills, steep chalk cliffs and deep lush green valleys.

The southern Wolds is filled with pretty villages to seek out, including Walkington, Cherry Burton and North Newbold. The village of Skidby has an interesting agricultural museum complete with an 18th century working windmill. Bishop Burton is a delightful picture perfect village with its ancient whitewashed cottages, village church and traditional central village green complete with pond!

Driffield is the largest of the market towns in the Yorkshire Wolds and has also become known as Great Driffield, having grown to become the capital of the area. Centrally placed and easily accessible from the rest of the Wolds it lies on the Driffield Navigation Canal and has a station on the Yorkshire Coast Line. Popular with visitors Driffield plays host to the annual Driffield Steam and Vintage Rally. The weekend long event is extremely popular and attracts visitors from al over the country. The event focuses on showing vintage vehicles including an impressive range of tractors, fairground organs, vintage cars and traction engines. With the emphasis on agricultural history there are crowd pulling demonstrations of threshing and ploughing and the main event is the Saturday evening steam engine run in to the town centre. In and around the town there are numerous shops, restaurants, traditional pubs and coaching inns as well as modern clubs and lively nightlife, there is something for everyone.

Many tourists visit the Wolds for the beautiful and...


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