GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bishop Wilton Walks

10 miles (15.5 km)

This pretty little village in the East Riding of Yorkshire is a pleasant place to start a walk into the Yorkshire Wolds. The village includes a Grade I listed medieval church and is close to the highest point in the Wolds at Garrowby Hill.
This walk from the village takes you through Bishop Wilton Wold to neighbouring Millington village and the pretty Millington Woods.
The walk starts in the village where you can pick up the Minster Way and follow the waymarked footpath east to Milner Wood. You continue south past Bishop Wilton Wold to Garths End Fields and Great Givendale.
Continue south east past Gildingside and The Balk and you will come to Millington village. Turn north west along a country lane and you will soon come to the woods. Here you will find the best ancient ash woods in the Yorkshire Wolds. You can also enjoy carpets of bluebells, giant bellflowers and the scent of wild garlic at certain times of the year. At the northern end of the woods there's also a splendid viewpoint over the surrounding Wolds countryside.


YO42 1RU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bishop Wilton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bishop Wilton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Bishop Wilton

  • Millington Woods - Visit these delightful woods in the Yorkshire Wolds on this short walk near Pocklington
  • Londesborough Park - Enjoy a lovely stroll through the Londesborough Estate on this short walk near Pocklington, in theEast Riding of Yorkshire
  • Minster Way - This splendid walk runs between the well known minsters at Beverley and York, visiting Arram, Scorborough, North Dalton, Lockington, Millington, Great Givendale, Bishop Wilton, Full Sutton, Stamford Bridge, Kexby and Fulford
  • Yorkshire Wolds Way - Starting on the banks of the Humber Estuary at Hessle follow this charming route through the peaceful and beautiful Yorkshire countryside
  • Pocklington Canal - Enjoy an easy waterside stroll along this lovely canal in East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Wilberforce Way - Follow the Wilberforce Way from Hull to York on this walk created in memory of Hull's most famous son, William Wilberforce the Slave abolitionist
  • Allerthorpe Woods - This area of common land near Pocklington has some nice tracks to follow through the attractive pine woodland
  • Stockton on the Forest - This little village is located a few miles north east of the city of York
  • Sheriff Hutton - This village is located in the Ryedale area of North Yorkshire
  • Terrington - Terrington is a delightful village in the Howardian Hills near to Castle Howard
  • Castle Howard - The 1000 acres of parkland and gardens surrounding this stately home is a walker's paradise
  • Hovingham - This large village in Ryedale sits in an appealing location on the edge of the Howardian Hills
  • Nunnington and the River Rye - This pretty village on the fringe of the Howardian Hills includes the National Trust owned Nunnington Hall and nice footpaths along the River Rye which runs through the village
  • Helmsley Circular Walk - A lovely circular walk from Helmsley passing through Rye Dale and visiting the wonderful Rievaulx Abbey
  • Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey - This is a popular walk which takes you from themedievalHelmsley Castleto the fascinating ruins of Rievaulx Abbey
  • Yearsley Woods - These expansive woods in the Howardian Hills have mountain bike trails and a series of footpaths to try
  • Hovingham - This large village in Ryedale sits in an appealing location on the edge of the Howardian Hills
  • Huggate - This circular walk from theEast Riding village of Huggate visits the neighbouring village of Fridaythorpe using a section of the Yorkshire Wolds Way and other public footpaths
  • Stamford Bridge - This historic village is located in the East Riding of Yorkshire


Head to the Fleece Inn for some post walk refreshments. They serve good food and have a nice garden area for warmer days. You can find them on the Main Street at postcode YO42 1RU.

Dog Walking

The country and woodland trails make for a fine dog walk. The Fleece Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The village is located close to Pocklington where you can enjoy an easy stroll along the Pocklington Canal. You could also pick up the long distance Yorkshire Wolds Way at Millington.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Yorkshire Wolds Walks page.


Bishop Wilton - - 1429476

Bishop Wilton,East Riding of Yorkshire. The beck is hidden by the long grass. Behind the Wolds rise quickly beyond the generally flat landscape of the Vale of York.

Flat Top House, Bishop Wilton Wold - - 1839378

Flat Top House, Bishop Wilton Wold

SE of Bishop Wilton - - 125952

SE of the village.

Great Givendale - Ponds - - 125340

Ponds -Great Givendale. Looking to the ponds which are just east of All Saints Church. This is a good representative view of this area

Millington from the Wolds Way

Millington from the Wolds Way

Millington wood - - 5401

Millington wood viewpoint

Garrowby Hill Tumulus - - 1864

Garrowby Hill Tumulus


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