The Parishes of Luttons and Weaverthorpe, incorporating Helperthorpe

Great Wold Valley Heritage Trail

The Great Wold Valley Heritage Trail is a trail of nine interpretation boards over 11.5 miles  from Wharram-le-Street to Foxholes.

The trails runs through Wharram-le-Street, Duggleby, Kirby Grindalythe, West Lutton, East Lutton, Helperthorpe, Weaverthorpe, Butterwick and Foxholes. In each of the nine villages interpretation panels explore: the Heritage of the area and Local interest; the underlying chalk structure and the movement of water; and their combined effects on the landscape and wildlife habitats.  The Heritage trail relates human occupation of the Great Wold Valley to the environment, highlighting the importance of Gypsey Race as a focus of human settlement.

The Great Wold Valley
30 miles long with its gently sloping sides and shallow gradient, is older than other Wold valleys.  It was probably eroded by an ancient river before the last Ice Age.

Gypsey Race
The most northerly chalk stream in England and the only water-course in the High Wolds, flows down the Great Wold Valley from springs at Wharram and to the sea at Bridlington.  ‘Gypsey’ springs and streams flow only intermittently earning them significance and making the Gypsey Race the focus of prehistoric ritual.

Click here to view the Trail Leaflet Trail leaflet A4 final 270913

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