Beverley and the Beverley Westwood Walk

The Route

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Start Point: Beverley Minster, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DP

Finish Point: Same as start point (circular walk)

Distance: Approximately 4 miles (6.4 kilometres)

Walk Description

Starting Point: Beverley Minster, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 0DP

Key Highlights:

  • Beverley Minster: Begin your walk at this stunning Gothic church, one of the largest parish churches in the UK.
  • Beverley Town Centre: Explore the historic market town with its cobbled streets, Georgian and medieval architecture.
  • Keldgate Road: Pass the Royal Oak pub and head out to the open pastures of Beverley Westwood.
  • Beverley Westwood: This expansive common land features grazing cattle, an old windmill at Beverley Golf Club, and the iconic Blackmill.
  • Burton Bushes: A charming woodland area offering a peaceful detour through the Westwood.
  • Beverley Racecourse: Located on the common, adding a unique feature to the landscape.
  • North Bar: An impressive medieval gate and one of the oldest parts of Beverley.

End Point: Beverley Minster, Beverley

Practical Information

Distance: Approximately 4 miles (6.4 kilometres)

Difficulty: Easy – suitable for all ages and abilities.

Terrain: Mixed terrain including well-maintained paths, grassy fields, and some road crossings. Paths can be muddy in wet conditions.


  • By Car: Parking is available near Beverley Minster and around the town centre.
  • Public Transport: Beverley is accessible by train and bus, making it easy to reach the start point without a car.

Tips for Walkers

Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, especially waterproof ones in wet conditions.

Supplies: Bring water and snacks. There are numerous cafes, pubs, and restaurants in Beverley for refreshments.

Navigation: The route is well-signposted, but carrying a map (OS Explorer 293) or a GPS device can be helpful for additional navigation.

The Beverley and Beverley Westwood walk offers a delightful mix of historical charm and natural beauty.

Starting from Beverley Minster, this 4-mile circular route takes you through the picturesque town centre and out onto the expansive pastures of the Westwood.

This easy walk is perfect for families and casual walkers, providing a serene escape in the heart of East Yorkshire!

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