Market  Weighton

Walkers are Welcome

  • ** URGENT NOTICE because of COVID-19 ERYC have officially CANCELLED ALL organised walks that are advertised on this web site until further notice  **  Click here for further details

  • We won TWO  annual awards from ERYC council 's Walkers are Welcome scheme  Click here for write up and photo 

  • Children in Need October 2020 Date to be confirmed Many Thanks all those  who supported LastYears charity walk. We  raised around £720 for Children in Need

  • The  annual 2020 East Riding Walking Festival due to take place late September watch this space for publication of events 

Walkers are Welcome - Market Weighton
 

We are proud to be part of the national movement, Walkers are Welcome, in raising the profile of great places to walk in Britain. We are successfully attracting more walkers to our area and are persuading more residents to enjoy the easy access to our beautiful and peaceful, local countryside.

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Market Weighton - made for walking
 

On the 20th of March 2008 Market Weighton became the first accredited Walkers are Welcome town in East Yorkshire. Offering a great variety of short circular walks and longer linear walks, Market Weighton is an ideal base for experienced walkers and amblers to enjoy the excellent network of public paths and byways. Our walks are a perfect showcase of the local countryside, taking in the magnificent views of the western Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York.

Fun, Free and non-fattening

Our team of friendly walk leaders strive to give visiting walkers, old and new, a warm welcome in an atmosphere ideal for making new friends and bringing along old ones.  Our weekly Wednesday walks provide two guided walks a shorter easier walk of no more than 2 miles and a longer walk of around 4.5 miles.  The photo above was taken when both groups met at St Helen's well along the Hudson Way. The photo on the left shows walkers on our shorter walk. The photo below shows walkers on our monthly Fiday walks. Please check the menu above for details of  our charity walks  

Health Benefits

 

Healthcare professionals are agreed that walking can be helpful in preventing several types of cancer. It can also help lower high blood pressure, and reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes. People recovering from heart problems or injury have found that walking has helped speed up their recovery.

It can help fight depression, improve fitness and increase general wellbeing.