GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Thixendale Walk

8 miles (12.7 km)

This circular walk explores the lovely Yorkshire Wolds countryside surrounding the little village of Thixendale in Ryedale. You'll enjoy some beautiful rolling countryside and also pay a visit to the fascinating medieval village of Wharram Percy. The 8 mile walk makes use of the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Centenary Way, two waymarked trails which run through the area. It includes a few moderate climbs so a reasonable level of fitness is required.
Start the walk from Thixendale and follow the Wolds Way, north east through Cow Wold. You then turn east and head towards the beautiful Deep Dale and Wharram Percy Wold. Here you will find the deserted village which includes a ruined church and a mill pond with the layout of the other buildings visible in the surrounding fields.
The route loops around the site before picking up the Centenary Way toward the pretty Fairy Dale and the Fairy Stones.
Here you turn west, passing Raisthorpe Wold before heading south through the delighful scenery of Court Dale and Water Dale to return to Thixendale. Here you can enjoy refreshments at the Cross Keys pub, which is a regular winner of the localCAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale)awards.
To continue your walking in the area, you could follow the Wolds Way south through Thixen Dale to the nearby village of Fridaythorpe.


YO17 9TG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Thixendale OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Thixendale Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The villages of Huggate and Fridaythorope are located nearby. The circular Huggate Walk visits both villages and explores the attractive Huggate Wold. You can pick up the trail just to the south of Thixendale.
For more walks in the area see the Yorkshire Wolds Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Thixendale from the Wolds Way - - 1226960

Thixendale from the Wolds Way

Sign at path junction - - 978824

Sign at path junction

Approaching Deep Dale along the Wolds Way - - 1389469

Approaching Deep Dale along the Wolds Way

Deep Dale - - 1389487

Deep Dale

The parting of the ways^ - - 1388505

The parting of the ways

Centenary Way Footpath - - 1414465

Centenary Way Footpath

Wharram Percy, St Martins Church - - 659804

Wharram Percy, St Martins Church

Fairy Stones above Fairy Dale. - - 1035927

Fairy Stones above Fairy Dale.

GPS Files

GPX File

Thixendale.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Thixendale.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)