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Get your walking shoes out for the annual Wolds Walk

We are calling on walkers to take part in the Wolds Walk to raise thousands for its vital work.

The annual walk will take place on 29 June and is expected to attract hundreds of walkers to raise money for the Hospice.

Last year we raised more than £26,000 when around 175 walkers set out on a glorious sunny day to do a 12 or 18 mile walk across the Wolds.

The walk starts and finishes in the village of Warter and follows two beautiful circular walks. Both routes climb over rolling countryside to enter Lavender Dale, with the shorter route returning via Well Dale. The routes re-join to explore Millington Dale and take in part of the Yorkshire Wolds Way.

Check in is from 8am at Warter Village Hall and both walks will start at 9am.

The entry fee is from £15. To enter please go to

A team of volunteers will ensure you have a memorable day with refreshments and encouragement along the way. Walkers also have the option of booking a celebratory pie at the end!

Beverley Simpson, a St Leonard’s volunteer from Pocklington is one of the founders of the event and will once again be taking part to support the Hospice.

“I’ve been doing volunteer work for St Leonard’s since 2002 after my dad was in the Hospice. The following year I wanted to give something back for all the kindness and care they had given dad and us as a family, so I did my first Haworth Challenge walk raising £1000. The last time I did the walk in 202, Peter and I suggested a Yorkshire Wolds walk. Working with Sarah and fundraising team at the Hospice we plotted the new Wolds walk routes, with locations for marshals and check points and here we are in its second year! It’s about local people, doing local things, for their local Hospice.”

“The walk has such lovely views” explained Beverley, “and it’s so important that people do their bit to help the Hospice keep going. Many people don’t realise that the Hospice isn’t totally funded by the NHS, and that they have to generate more than 70% of their running costs through fundraising. They not only support patients, but they also support families too. They make sure you’re ok and offer all sorts of support services.

“What would we do without them when we got to that stage of our lives when we need that sort of care? The Hospice’s care is absolutely life changing – that’s how I view it. They were so kind to us and made it the best they could have made it when dad was in there.”

Beverley is urging others to join her and the take part in this year’s Wolds Walk.

“Fresh air and walking for a good cause. What could be better?” she exclaimed.

Sarah Atkinson, Community and Events Manager at St Leonard’s Hospice, said: “This is such a great event to raise much needed funds for the Hospice. We rely on the generosity of the public and people like Beverley to continue our vital work, so please sign up for the Wolds Walk and help us care for people and their families within the Hospice and at home.”

A full registration pack is sent out with all the details once you sign up for the walk. The Hospice asks that you try and raise sponsorship for taking part in this event, and provide a sponsor form and fundraising tips which are all included in the registration pack.

Online bookings close on Sunday 23 June 2024.

See frequently asked questions about the Wolds Walk event.