Question on the Yorkshire Wolds?

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  1. Hi Neil,

    Such a fantastic blog and really captures so many beautiful parts of the Yorkshire Wolds. I am from Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY) and we are the tourism team for Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Councils. I hope you dont mind but we have included a link to your blog on our pages that cover the Yorkshire Wolds here.
    Please let us know if this is a problem.

    Best regards


  2. Not a problem. Happy for you to link. An incentive for me to get some fresh content on.


  3. Could you tell me the name and location of the valley that Matt Baker walked in on BBC's Country File shown on 8 Jan 2012? There was a sculpture in the bottom of a glaciated valley and I would love to visit it. - He interviewed the artist. ALso if you can answer my question could you suggest a place for B&B nearby?


    1. Good Morning

      This walk - takes in the valley will take you to the sculpture. I've not actually seen it as only recently done. i think the Valley it is in is called Deepdale.

      Here's some details of local accommodation -

      Hope this helps.

  4. I think the Yorkshire Wolds are a fantastic place. Almost everyday I drive through them on the way to work, and its amazing how they change day to day with the varied weather that we get. I was inspired by the David Hockney 'A Bigger Picture' exhibition at the Royal Academy to find out where many of the locations were so that other people could come and enjoy the Wolds also. There are many of the locations shown at

  5. We drove from Millington towards Huggate today and were intrigued to see a number of robust square wooden posts with letters and metal rings on. Does anyone know their significance?

  6. RICHARD M FAIRCLOUGH15 August 2012 at 18:54

    I also saw these posts today as per above, and would welcome any information as to what they are for ?

    Thanks in anticipation !

  7. Inspired by heritage and landscape, the text on the posts makes reference to the Pasture`s history and the land that surrounds them.

    At Pasture Gate the first four posts symbolise a gateway to the Yorkshire Wolds. The spelling "G A I T" refers to the gaits into which the common grazing land was divided before the Pastures became enclosed by fencing. The Gaits were looked after by the Pasture Master and were rented to local farmers, each gait being enough grazing for six sheep of four ewes with lambs.

    Simon Gregson
    Hockney Trail of Art Locations through the Yorkshire Wolds