The Village of Thixendale

Thixendale / Painsthorpe Wold / Uncleby Wold

Summary

Duration 2 hours
Distance 5 miles
Features All on very quiet roads. Pushchair-friendly.
Special Notes Good all times of the year
Difficulty Easy

Directions

Saunter down the village street keeping the church on your right. You will pass the turning to the pub on your left and shortly come to a T-junction. Turn right (west) and proceed along ‘Thixen Dale’ towards Fotherdale. Route to Fotherdale

Climb up the hill past Fotherdale Farm, currently home to wildlife artist Robert E. Fuller and on up to the top near North and South Breckholme farms. Continue past Painsthorpe Wold Farm, turning right at the junction. Painsthorpe Wold Farm

On a clear day, there are striking views down to Kirby Underdale and into the Vale of York. York and the Minster can often be seen clearly in the far distance. View over Vale of York

Pass the turning for Uncleby, and take the next right, signed Thixendale 2 miles. Uncleby Wold

Pass through the cool shade of Martinholme farm… Past Martinholme farm - sowing potatoes and descend gradually at first, back into Thixendale, opposite the Old Post Office.