The great yorkshire road trip

The East Riding Section is 152 miles long.

From its most north easterly point at Filey Ravine on the Yorkshire Coast (where the North Riding’s meets the East Riding)’s southwards along the Holderness coast to Spurn Point at the mouth of the Humber, then following the river westwards to Holl Old Town, and then onwards to Boothferry Bridge (where the East Riding meets the West Riding), via Beverley, Market Weighton and Howden.

The East Riding is the smallest and least populated of Yorkshire‘s three ridings, with the lowest-lying land. It has a lengthy North Sea coast from Filey to Spurn Point at the mouth of the River Humber. The low-lying land in contrast to the other two ridings, but it provides rich agricultural land. In the centre of the East Riding lies the Yorkshire Wolds, of undulating chalk hills and dales which never rises above 900 feet. Holderness is the flat land between the sea and the Humber, culminating in a sand bar at Spurn Point at the mouth of the Humber.

The Humber estuary is flat and exposed land, and at its heart the City of Kingston upon Hull, the largest port in Yorkshire, with a stunning and historic Old Town. Just north of Hull, is the East Riding capital Beverley, with its fabulous city walls and historic centre and including the famous Beverley Minster.

The East Riding coast consists of a smooth sandy curve from Spurn Point to Flamborough Head  and then beyond to the chalk cliffs up to Filey Bay, with holiday destinations at Bridlington and Filey. The River Derwent and Filey Ravine form the boundary with the North Riding.