Our Partners

Grateful thanks to the organisations who have contributed to this year's Walking East Yorkshire Festival.

Active Coast

The Active Coast programme aims to provide opportunities to get active, be healthy and enjoy life on the East Yorkshire coast and is divided into the following three themes:

Explore – Out and about on the East Yorkshire coast
Join In – Take part in an exciting programme of events and activities
Enjoy – Experience high quality sport and cultural events

Centered around the vibrant and active coastal towns of Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea the programme offers something for all ages.

British Cycling Breeze

Women-only bike rides - HSBC UK Breeze offers fun, free bike rides for women of all abilities across the UK.

From fans and riders to cycling enthusiasts and professionals, British Cycling is suitable for all levels and actively encourages all to get involved.

You’ll discover new places to ride. Gain confidence as a group. Make new friends. Do things you never knew you could. And have a lot of fun. That’s the power of riding together.

Driffield Navigation Trust

The Trust is responsible for the Driffield Navigation which is the waterway extending from the market town of Driffield along the Driffield Canal and then the River Hull southwards as far as Aike. Assisted by the Driffield Navigation Amenities Association (DNAA) it looks after the maintenance and administration for commercial, leisure, and recreation purposes.

Get Your Boots On

We are a friendly and sociable walking group aimed at people in their 20s, 30s and the young at heart, welcoming walkers from across North and East Yorkshire.

The group is part of The Ramblers Association (a registered charity) and is run entirely by our members who volunteer their time to lead walks and organise social events.

Heritage Open Days

Every year in September, places across the country organise events and throw open their doors to celebrate their local heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE. You are invited to ‘treasure your local treasures’ by taking part in one or more of the carried activities taking place across Hull and the East Riding.

A list of Heritage Open Days events will be published by Hull Civic Society at the beginning of August each year. You can find a copy on the website:

Hull Story-Tellers

Hull Story-Tellers is a locally-based group that meet regularly to promote the ancient art of story-telling in Hull and the surrounding area. The group engage in many local events and festivals. In 2017 as part of Hull City of Culture they teamed up with the Ramblers Association and delivered a week of history/story walks around Hull and East Riding.

They tell all sorts of stories from local fantasy and history to folk and fairy tales, wonder stories, myths and children’s stories.

Facebook: Hull Story-Tellers

Pilgrimage of Grace

The Pilgrimage of Grace is the name assumed by religious insurgents who in 1536 in the North of England, opposed Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries. The rebellion united every able bodied man in every parish of the East Riding.

A number of walks along this historic route has been developed by the Pocklington Walkers are Welcome group. Join the group during the walking festival for historic commentary or have a go in your own time:

The Ramblers

The Ramblers - Britain’s walking charity working to protect and expand the places people love to walk and promote walking for health and pleasure. Walking information, advice and campaigns, walking news and events, group led walks and an online library of walking routes.

Ride Yorkshire

We are a not-for-profit organisation, and our aim is to get people enjoying the Yorkshire countryside on horseback.

Ride Yorkshire also depends on people who help out with leading rides, marshalling at events and in other ways, all committed to ensuring that the countryside remains open to riders just as it has been for hundreds of years.

Sunday Girls Road Club

The club is a friendly, social and supportive women’s only cycling club. We aim to be an inclusive, non-competitive and fun club with members from a wide range of backgrounds. The club has weekly lead rides which are open to any lady who wants to come and have a try and who has a roadworthy bike, be it a mountain bike, road bike or hybrid.

The rides vary in length and level and are posted on the page as an event. Anyone can come along and no one is ever left behind. We cycle as fast as the slowest rider and have a buddy system to ensure your cycling experience with our club is a good one.

Walkers are Welcome

Walkers are Welcome is a nationwide initiative launched in 2007 to be ‘welcoming to walkers’. We enable the development of over 100 accredited Towns and Villages members to assist with their communities’ economic, physical, health and mental well-being through walking.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health are England's largest network of free group health walk schemes. Run by Ramblers, we're helping all kinds of people lead a more active lifestyle.

Walking the Town

Walking the town is a new initiative to provide a central hub for information on town walking in the East Riding. Market Towns have come together to showcase their best town walks with historic commentary and encourage visitors to their local high street.

Walk the Halls

Walk the Halls is an East Riding Association of Rural Communities Building initiative to encourage you to visit community halls in the East Riding.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is a charity dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring wildlife and wild places in Yorkshire.

They look after over 100 nature reserves right across Yorkshire, and are involved in hundreds of other conservation-related projects. Their work inspires people to understand the value of nature and to take action for it.

Yorkshire Wolds Railway

In 2015 East Yorkshire’s first heritage railway project opened on part of a line that was closed in 1958. The Yorkshire Wolds Railway is situated on the old Driffield to Malton line at Fimber Halt. The group has planning permission for a mile of track and plans to recreate a small, rural branch line. The 20-mile (32km) Driffield to Malton line was opened in 1853 as part of a larger plan to bring coals from Newcastle to the docks at Hull.

Today, the locomotive, “Sir Tatton Sykes” is able to give cab rides along our 300ft demonstration line and is great fun!

Yorkshire Wolds Way Partnership

Enjoy the peace and quiet of this very special landscape. The chalk hills have been shaped over millions of years into a combination of hidden and lush green dry chalk valleys and wide open field tops, where the views stretch out for miles and miles.

Explore the Yorkshire Wolds Way for three days, a week or even longer. Find inspiration for your walking adventure using our suggested itineraries, or select one of our bookable itineraries which are highlighted with a star.

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Due to Covid-19 our festival has gone virtual for one year only! Download last year’s festival programme to give you a flavour of the kind of activities you will be able to enjoy next year.

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