Summer’s not quite over and we’ve still got the bug to explore, and this walk in East Yorkshire is a lesser-known treat that takes you past a spectacular field sunflowers that seem to go on forever near South Cave along the famous Yorkshire Wolds Way – and it looks amazing in full bloom.
The bright yellow flowers just scream happiness & joy, it’s hard to feel sad when you’re faced with a sea of sunflowers staring back at you. This hidden gem is a treat that takes you through rolling hills, lovely valleys and amazing woodland
The field just outside of South Cave and a stone’s throw from Little Wold Vineyard where the field of flowers comes to life every summer with vibrant sunflowers that create a fantastic yellow field that screams summer vibes.
Park up in the layby as you climb out of South Cave along Beverley Road, one of East Yorkshire’s most rewarding walks. Take the small track off the layby which is a marked public highway on a wooden sign that leads past the back of Little Wold Vineyard.
After that, a marker on the right will get you on the Yorkshire Wolds Way where it takes you into a field which descends towards the Weedley Springs.
The views as you wander along the trail give a clear indication of why the Yorkshire Wolds is currently looking to become an Area of Outstanding Beauty.
As you reach the bottom of the field the sunflower will come into view on your left and a large wooden signpost will take you left over a wooden stile and through into the next field to the sunflowers.
You’re greeted with rows upon rows of sunflowers standing to attention like a passing-out parade ready to salute you as you pass. Make sure you take the time to get some fantastic snaps before carrying on.
After you’ve taken in the sunflowers you can either choose to go back on yourself which would make around a 2-mile walk or carry on until you’ll reach an old railway bridge under which the old Hull and Barnsley Railway line used to go underneath.
The rest of the walk offers you some great sites including beautiful woodland paths, breathtaking views wide open fields over the Yorkshire Wolds and some more hidden sights on the Drewton Estate. Be aware it does get steep in places
The road carries on up a steep hill until you turn left up through a woodland path with breathtaking views over the woods and continues to rise through the woodland before coming to vast open fields synonymous with the Yorkshire Wolds walk