Saturday 21 July 2018 : Thixendale to Wintringham

12 Miles
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Thixendale to Wintringham
Izzy Neligan

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Meeting Point: Meeting in Wintringham (Nr Malton), which is a small village with just one street. There is free on street parking throughout the village, can we please meet where the houses start once you have entered the village if you are coming from the A64 direction (this is the opposite end of the village to the church).
This is a linear walk, so we will then need to get into as few cars as possible and drive to the start of the walk in Thixendale. Please meet by the Cross Keys Inn, Thixendale, YO17 9TG.
If possible can you please text or message me in advance to let me know what space you have in your car so I can make sure we have sufficient space to get everyone to the start of the walk in Thixendale.

Public Transport: There is no public transport available.

Parking: Free on street parking in both Wintringham and Thixendale.

Description: From Thixendale it is a short but steep climb out of the village. The next few miles are spent in open countryside with good views of the dales across the farm pastures and plantations. The deserted village of Wharram Percy, is a only a minor, and worthy detour. There is evidence here that dates as far back as the Iron Age but most of the remains are those associated with the village that was abandoned in the 15th century.

After the village the walk continues along a little beck to follow a bridleway past a disused quarry into the village of Wharram le Street. Beyond Wharram le Street the Yorkshire Wolds Way climbs once again reaching a high point at Settrington Beacon. The mixed woodland here makes pleasant walking and as you leave the woods you get wide views across the Vale of Pickering to the North York Moors on the distant skyline, and then descend into the village on Wintringham.