Thixendale distance 8 miles approx time around 3 hours 30 minutes (or 4hrs including stop for lunch)
Walk Leader: Ernie Howard
Walk start: Thixendale Church at 10am
1. Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
The inclines and declines are mainly gentle except a hill near the end.
Underfoot the ground may be a churned up by cattle in a couple of places and wet due to recent (and continuing) rain. However given a couple of dry days it should dry out well. Boots, sticks and probably gaiters are advised.
2. Dogs: There were at least two fields with cattle in and a number with sheep so dogs will not be allowed.
3. Views and interest
On a clear day the views are great and the dales are interesting.
It is a way less walked so worth exploring. For more information search the web for
"Thixendale" and "Chalkland Way"
4. Shorter walk (option)
There are a couple of "get outs" if the weather deteriorates or people cannot manage the
full distance. These reduce it to 5 or 6.5 miles but involve more road walking.
There are no loos in Thixendale or on the route. There is a shop and pub in Thixendale.
6. Summary of the Route:
The walk follows the Chalkland Way past Manor farm, along past Thixendale Grange.
It does a right/left past Wold Farm and right to Hanging Grimston.
The Chalkland way turns left but our route goes ahead, crosses the minor road, and out past Brown Moor farm. Turning left up Birdsall Dale road to Aldro farm and right along the track past Vessey Pasture farm joining the Centenary Way and right along the Yorkshire Wolds Way back to Thixendale.