Active East Yorkshire

There’s no better way to spend your leisure time than getting active in East Yorkshire. The natural and beautiful landscape is so diverse that it offers something for everyone. Experience first-hand the magnificent rolling landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds to the spectacular coastline of Flamborough Head down to Spurn Point. Whether you want to just soak up the views or take part in adventurous leisure pursuits - check out some of our suggestions below for fun ways to enjoy the Great Outdoors. Connecting to nature and getting some exercise is good for the mind, body and soul, let the adventurer in you loose!


Discover a selection of top-quality walks in the East Riding


East Yorkshire is a paradise for those who enjoy pedal power with a network of cycle routes that criss-cross the countryside, towns and villages.

Horse Riding

Whether you’re a novice or a more competent rider - treat yourself and your family to a horse-riding experience.

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East Yorkshire has an abundance of charming and historic Market Towns rich in heritage and culture. Choose from a range of do any time walks of varying lengths and enjoy a troll around one of our picturesque Market Towns.

Why not make a day of it with a visit to one of our Historic Houses, Museums and Gardens?

Journey across the Hull and East Yorkshire region and turn your mobile device into a virtual time machine, as you explore historic images and maps from the past.

Choose from over 20 heritage trails including Bridlington, Beverley, Hull, Withernsea, Pocklington, and Stamford Bridge.

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Walk the riding website helps you to enjoy the varied countryside of East Yorkshire. Whether you're an experienced walker or just fancy a Sunday stroll, youll find a route to suit your needs.

Discover over 250 interesting routes passing through the towns, nature reserves, coastal villages and rolling hills of East Yorkshire

From the Humber Bridge at Hull, follow the Yorkshire Wolds Way to Filey Brigg. Along this route you will find Secret Art.

Unlock Secret Art along the Yorkshire Wolds Way, where poetry and paintings float in the landscape just waiting to be discovered. Inspiration to be had, quizzes to enjoy and badges to be won when you walk, explore and uncover Secret Art along the Yorkshire Wolds Way. Join us in discovering art and be inspired by the beauty of this National Trail.

Hull Old Town Walks

Why not make a day of it with a visit to one of our Historic Houses, Museums and Gardens?

Walking for Health

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Sometimes overlooked as a form of exercise, walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier.

You do not have to walk for hours. A brisk 10-minute daily walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise.


Completed in 1818, the canal is a haven for wildlife and used for walking, angling and boating. Canal Head on the A1079 York to Hull road has a picnic site and is an ideal place to start discovering the canal.

Pocklington Canal
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30 minute public trips on the Pocklington Canal are available from noon to 4.15pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays (April – October). No booking required. Donations welcome. Longer trips from 2 to 7 hours can be booked at other times, for up to 12 people.

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