The Wilberforce Way

Celebrate the British end to slavery by exploring this 60-mile long route from Hull to York.


Circular WalkNo
Distance60 Miles
OS MapVarious
Car ParkingVarious
  • The Wilberforce Way was devised as a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Great Britain. The route, described by John Eckersley in his book Wilberforce Way, includes important features of interest along the way, and several ‘loop’ walks which may be undertaken separately from the main route.
  • This walk can be undertaken as a challenge walk and completed in 3 days or can be lengthened to enjoy both start and finish cities or to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of this significant walk and what it stands for.
  • From the centre of the old town the Way passes through the following towns and villages as it meanders over the Yorkshire Wolds and into the Vale of York:- KINGSTON UPON HULL, Dunswell, Beverley, Cherry Burton, Etton, Goodmanham, Market Weighton, Londesborough, Nunburnholme, Pocklington, Melbourne, Sutton-on-Derwent, Elvington, Wheldrake, Heslington, YORK.

Additional Information

  • The excellent book ‘Wilberforce Way’ is available from bookshops and Tourist Information Centres for £7.00.
  • To book a guided walk along the Wilberforce including meals and accommodation visit The Yorkshire Explorer website for more information

Information kindly supplied by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.