The White Rose Way

The White Rose Way is a 104 miles (167 km) walking trail in England from Leeds, West Yorkshire to Scarborough, North Yorkshire.[1] It was created in 2011 by local author Paul Brown.[2] The walk starts at the foot of the Black Prince Statue in City Square with the finish line being at the former harbour-side Tourist Information Centre in the South Bay, Scarborough (now Esposito's Ice Cream next to Ask Restaurant).[3]

The White Rose Way
Langdale End.jpg
View at Langdale End
Length104 miles (167 km)
LocationWest Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, England
DesignationLong Distance Footpath
TrailheadsLeeds, Scarborough
Highest point755 ft (230 m)
Lowest pointSea level

The walk links existing trails with little used footpaths, passing through suburbs of Leeds to quickly enter linked park land and into the grounds of Harewood House. The Wharfe Valley follows, leading to the market town of Wetherby, and on to the agricultural plains of the Vale of York via Boston Spa and Tadcaster. The walk passes through Fulford and Kexby and up the River Derwent into Stamford Bridge. The Derwent Valley is followed in to Malton and Thornton le Dale. The North York Moors National Park is traversed through Wykeham Forest and Dalby Forest to the hamlet of Harwood Dale. The walk pushes on to Cloughton before following the Cleveland Way for the last few miles in to Scarborough.

The guide to the walk (The White Rose Way by Paul Brown) was published in 2012 by Hazelbury Publishing (ISBN 978-0957113404).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "White Rose Way". Long Distance Walkers Association. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  2. ^ "White Rose Way Website". Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Walk the White Rose Way from Leeds to Scarborough". The Yorkshire Times. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2016.

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