Bishop Wilton Wold

Bishop Wilton Wold sits at 246 m (807 ft) and is the highest point in the county of East Riding of Yorkshire. It is also the highest point of the Yorkshire Wolds, a set of low-lying chalk hills that span across into North Yorkshire.  

Known as Garrowby Hill, the summit sits just north of Bishop Wilton. The A166 passes over the top. A trig point can be found marking the summit. The site was also the scene of a plane crash. On 7 February 1944, an RAF Halifax MkV crashed on the hill during a training flight. The hill has also been made famous by the British artist David Hockney – he painted a view of the summit in 1998.

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246 m (807 ft) England Yorkshire East Riding
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53.99089813,-0.75829857 SE 8150 5569 294: Market Weighton & Yorkshire Wolds Central