Yorkshire Wolds
Malton, Vale of York

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A view of Wolds stubble fields in summer
Beauitiful Wolds coutryside

The Yorkshire Wolds are situated between the North York Moors and reach the sea at Flamborough Head, between Bridlington and Filey. Market towns, beautiful scenery and seaside resorts make up the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds.

To the east of the Vale of York lie the Wolds, the northern limit of a continuous band of chalk uplands that extend across the country in a north-easterly direction from Dorset and finally reappear on the other side of the Humber as the Yorkshire Wolds. 

This is classic chalk country at its finest, a landscape of rolling hills and deep, dry valleys punctuated by small areas of woodland, encompassing farms and scattered villages. It is sparsely populated country, and in some of the tiny and remote villages tucked away in almost secretive valleys, the 21st century hardly seems to have intruded, which is very much part of their appeal.

The large number of place-names ending in either "by" or "thorpe" are an indication of Viking influences in this area and proof of probable large-scale Viking settlement. York and Beverley are the obvious gateways into the area but the Wolds are also ringed by a series of small market towns – Malton, Pocklington, Market Weighton and Driffeld as well as the coastal resorts of Bridlington and Filey.

Compared with the other upland areas of Yorkshire, the Wolds are intensively farmed and over whelmingly arable,...

 

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