North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire Wolds

Route: Thixendale

Area: North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire Wolds

Date of walk: 20th April 2013

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 10.6 miles

Ascent: 900 feet

The boundary between East and North Yorkshire bisects this route, which is a circular one starting from the remote village of Thixendale. We weren’t following a guidebook – the day before I’d simply joined up some dotted lines and paths on the OS map to make a circular walk from the village, and what a great route it proved to be

We parked next to the Cross Keys Inn and joined the Chalkland Way. The route took us along hidden valleys, quiet country lanes and through fields, until we eventually met the Yorkshire Wolds Way which took us back into Thixendale village.

The scenery was varied and stunningly beautiful throughout. The weather was lovely too, and despite the fact that this was a Saturday we only saw two other couples along the way

This was a really memorable walk – no wonder David Hockney likes these parts

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