Paul Schofield is a fully-qualified, freelance English Heritage accredited guide, famous in the area for his guided walks in both Beverley, Hull and the surrounding area. Paul has kindly pre-recorded two special history talks - taking you on a virtual journey around Beverley, from the safety of your own home!
Whether you’re a visitor to Beverley or live in the town and want to learn something new. Paul will take a step back in time and uncover what life was like in Medieval Beverley. The trail houses 40 unique sculptures which depict the guild and trades of the area. Medieval Beverley was a wealthy town with a diverse population of skilled workers, including carpenters, butchers, jerkin makers, musicians and armourers to name just a few! Pick up a town trail at Beverley Tourist Information Centre.
Grab a beer, relax and join Paul for The Beverley Pub Talk focusing on Beverley’s most fascinating and historic drinking places. The talk includes pubs such as the Royal Standard, a Grade II listed building in the heart of Beverley, and the unique “Nellie's” White Horse Inn which is the second-oldest surviving Inn in the town after The Sun Inn – and still powered by gas lights! Download your copy of the Beverley Pub Guide and enjoy a day out in Beverley whilst visiting one of its familiar hostelries. Cheers!
East Yorkshire has an abundance of charming and historic market towns rich in heritage and culture. Choose from a range of do-anytime walks of varying lengths and enjoy a stroll around one our picturesque market towns. You can admire the architecture, and learn more about the fascinating history and the stories behind the buildings.
Follow the Beverley Town Trail and take a step back in time, discover what life was like in medieval Beverley. Visit Market Weighton and learn about its most famous resident – William 'Giant' Bradley, born in 1787, who grew his way into the Guinness Book of Records as England's tallest man. Unlock the secrets of Bettison’s Folly in Hornsea or take a stroll around Bridlington’s iconic old town with its Georgian architecture. Learn about the Stewarts of Burnby Hall in Pocklington or discover the history around the R100 Airship in Howden.
Pick up a copy of two NEW walking booklets - 'Walks in and Around Beverley' and 'Walk Pocklington'. Both booklets showcase a number of interesting routes with historic anecdotes. Both FREE from Beverley Tourist Information Centre.
There’s never been a better time for children to enjoy the great outdoors with their families. The festival team have been delighted to connect with local outdoor providers to make parents aware of the range of activities and experiences that are available on their doorstep. We have put together a brand new leaflet jam-packed with ideas to keep your little ones active outdoors. Let your child loose in the great outdoors and watch nature inspire their imagination.
Allow your children the freedom to enjoy energetic play from den building at Danes Dyke Country Park, exploring a cave at North Landing or reaching new heights on a giant trampoline at Beach Cove Adventure Play at Hornsea Freeport. Pick up your ‘Month of Fun’ brochure at either Beverley or Bridlington Tourist Information Centres. Tick off the activities as you enjoy them!
For those of you who enjoy trying something new, we hope to inspire you to saddle up and enjoy the experience of cycling and horse riding with two videos taken on location at Woldgate Trekking Centre, and a section of the Trans Pennine Trail called the Hornsea Rail Trail from Hornsea to Burton Constable.
Enjoy a mainly off-road cycle experience with your family and friends on the Hornsea to Hull Rail Trail which officially starts on Hornsea seafront. Alternatively, you can park at Hornsea Freeport and hire bikes from Switchback Cycles were you can access the route. There are some excellent places to stop off for a well-earned break on the route.
Whether you’re a novice or a more competent rider, treat yourself and your family to a horse riding experience. Woldgate Trekking Centre, located just outside Bridlington, offers a series of superb treks along the old Roman road, through woodland and over dales – a location which inspired painter David Hockney to create some of his most memorable work. Woldgate Trekking Centre accommodates both beginners and advanced riders. All treks are escorted by experienced riders, and nervous beginners may be led, if desired.Horse riding View horse riding video
Showcasing the wonderful landscape and rich heritage of this unique area, the festival team along with local walking enthusiasts have hand-picked a selection of some of the area’s most outstanding walks. East Riding of Yorkshire Council's Walking the Riding website allows you to discover over 250 interesting routes passing through the towns, nature reserves, coastal villages and rolling hills of East Yorkshire.
Alternatively, you can create your own route along the region’s footpaths and bridleways. For the more adventurous, why not start planning a long-distance walking challenge today and conquer one of the area's local-distance walking paths, including the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail, The Minster Way and the Chalkland Way to name but a few.