GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wilberforce Way

60 miles (97 km)

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.
You start at the Deep Aquarium, on the River Humber in Hull and head north along the River Hull to Beverley, with its magnificent Minster. You then head west along a dismantled railway to Market Weighton and then onto Pocklington, where Wilberforce went to school. A waterside section along the Pocklington canal then takes you to Elvington before the final section from Wheldrake to York. This section passes the University of York before joining the River Ouse and finishing at York Minster.
The walk is waymarked with a black and white disc.

Wilberforce Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wilberforce Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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The Deep Aquarium, Hull - route start

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Kingswood, River Hull

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Beverley Minster and Beverley Beck

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Kiplingcotes countryside

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Market Weighton

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Pocklington canal head

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Pocklington canal, Melbourne

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Rowntree Park, York

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GPS Files

GPX File

Wilberforce Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Wilberforce Way.mmo (right click - 'Save As')