Humble Bee Farm – 40th Anniversary for the Wolds Way National Trail
Did you know that one of the most spectacular National Trails, the Yorkshire Wolds Way, borders Humble Bee Farm, and this year, celebrates its 40th anniversary!
To mark this special occasion, we will be hosting our Guided Walk in May 2022.
Read on to find out more.
What is the Yorkshire Wolds National Trail?
Keen walkers and those who are just starting out will love the Wolds Way National Trail.
The route covers 79-miles so most ramblers tackle it in small sections.
It starts at the spectacular Humber Bridge, curves inland and ends near Filey Brigg.
Our section borders the southern tip of our farm and joins the section that takes walkers to Filey or in the westerly direction to Ganton
The Ruby Anniversary!
To celebrate the Yorkshire Wolds Way landmark birthday, the National Trails has organised lots of ‘fab at 40’ events for 2022.
The Yorkshire Wolds Way Art Exhibition can be viewed at Bridlington Spa and The Treasure House in Beverley.
Specially-made timber poetry benches also dot the route, including “Waves & Time” near Thixendale.
Art lovers can also enjoy WANDER artworks during the celebrations.
There is also a competition for photos of the route.
The birthday itself takes place on 2nd October but you don’t have to wait that long here at Humble Bee!
A Buzzing Celebration
Here at Humble Bee Farm, we’ve always been very blessed by all the walks guests can enjoy either on the farm, or nearby along the coast, moors or even in our local forests.
May is National Walking Month, and to celebrate, we’ve arranged a special event for experienced walkers on 14th May.
Why not refuel in the Hive first with a freshly cooked breakfast roll and fresh coffee? And don’t forget to order your fresh pizza for the evening (pre-orders only, thank you).
You’ll be ready for it if you join in our Guided Walk Event, details below.
Our Wonderful Guided Walk Event
Book your accommodation with us and join in this special Guided Walk on the Wolds on Saturday 14th May 2022, starting at 10.30am prompt.
Margaret Boyd, our Wildlife Expert, will be guiding the walk.
The route is a circular one, starting from Humble Bee, taking in some of the nearby Wolds hills and returning to our farm.
The tariff is just £15 per family (2 adults and up to 3 children) and is open to anyone who’s booked their stay with us.
Please note the route is not suitable for very young children (under 5s). The route is approximately 6 miles and will take around 3 hours.
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
You are strongly advised to bring a picnic and drinks as we stop about half way round for a break.
What About Dogs?
Dogs are welcome here at Humble Bee Farm except in our Yurts and Bell Tents.
You will need to book in your dog with your accommodation (tariffs apply).
We ask all dogs are kept on a lead.
Dogs are also welcome on our Guided Walk but again please keep them on leads at all times.
The Wonders of Wildlife
Our walking guide Margaret reveals some of the expected highlights! She says: “We will spot all the wonderful wildlife that inhabits the local area. As we walk down the dale the hawthorn should be in full bloom, dotted across the hillside, along with other wildflowers nestled in the valley bottom or under the hedgerows. Common blue and marbled white butterflies are target species in the Wolds but there will be plenty of other species to attract our attention. The area is also a great place for skylarks and if we are lucky, curlews. The evocative calls of these two birds are a sure sign that spring has arrived and they are successfully breeding in the Wolds. Other farmland birds such as yellowhammer, linnet, reed bunting and goldfinches are sure to be spotted along the way. We will be walking at a steady pace to make sure that we can enjoy all the wildlife that the Wolds has to offer, so join us on this fantastic walk from the farm.”
The Benefits of Walking in the Outdoors
While it probably goes without saying, walking is a free form of exercise that can help your body and mind relax and unwind. Walking is also known for its physical benefits.
Walking around our farm shows our countryside at its best with huge skies, lush fields and all sorts of wild creatures to see.
Our part of Yorkshire is blessed with many different walks on varying terrains.
The Cleveland Way National Trail, The Tabular Hills and the Centurion Way are nearby and there are countless public footpaths and bridleways.
There are some excellent local walks at Bempton, Flamborough and around Scarborough.
And if you love life on two wheels, there are plenty of cycling routes nearby and in Dalby Forest.
What To Do Next
If you haven’t already, please book your accommodation with us, subject to availability.