Walks around Thirsk

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Walks around Thirsk – February 2023

Thirsk Tourist Information Centre has a lot of leaflets with walks in the area. Some are round and about the town centre whilst others take you out on the extensive public right of way network.
We also have many books with walks collections covering this area, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales.

Fingerposts help you get around the town and there are many pleasant areas to view whilst undertaking the walks. Once completed, come back to the Market Place to enjoy a refreshing cup of tea or coffee and do a little shopping.

Suggested walks

Before taking your walk, learn more about Cod Beck and the local wildlife. Read about the river, the fish and the birds.

Past & Present
Logo for Trailtale app Thirsk and Sowerby Past and Present is a pleasant town and countryside trail of up to 2hrs that has been designed by the local community. There is a free app and also a booklet and map. more …

Blue Plaque Trail
This is a walk around 20 historical sites in Thirsk and Sowerby marked by blue plaques. These record important buildings or people associated with our town. The walk takes anything up to 1½ hours. more …

Ted’s Walk 1 — A 4 mile circular field walk from Thirsk via South Kilvington.
Ted’s Walk 2 — A 4 mile circular flat field walk to the west of Thirsk and back through Sowerby.
Ted’s Walk 3 — A 3 mile village and field walk – Sowerby, with Pudding Pie Hill.
Ted’s Walk 4 — A 6.5 miles circular field walk north of Carlton Miniott & Thirsk.
Ted’s Walk 5 — A 3 mile circular walk along country lanes and in woodlands.
Ted’s pushchair walk — A 1.5 mile circular walk around Thirsk centre suitable for pushchairs and most wheelchairs.

Footpaths map
View and print a map of the footpaths around Thirsk or your holiday accommodation.

Yorkshire walks
Here is a very wide range of local walks to download and print.

Short guided health walks around Thirsk
In addition independent walk packs with maps of some routes have also been developed so that people can walk out more frequently and maintain the health benefits. Paper copies are available from Thirsk Tourist Information, the Hambleton Strollers coordinator – or you can view and print a copy of the Thirsk pack from the link above.

White horse
A white horse set into the side of the Hambleton Hills. The suggested walk takes anything up to 1 hour.

Walks sheets you can get in the Information Centre

  1. Sandhutton Circular 7.7 miles – 3hrs 25min
  2. Thirsk-South Kilvington Circular 3.7miles – 1hr 30min
  3. Pudding Pie Hill Circular Walk 3.7miles – 1hr 40min
  4. Felixkirk Walk 7.6miles – 3hrs 10min
  5. Kilburn White Horse Walk 5.6miles – 3hrs 15min
  6. Pickhill-River Swale Walk 7.8miles – 3hrs 15min
  7. Thornton-le-Moor Circular 4.5miles – 1hr 50min
  8. Felixkirk-Kirby Walk 4.1miles – 1hr 45min
  9. Sutton-Boltby Circular 6.8miles – 3hrs 30min
We also stock many walking and cycling books and maps, including Ordnance Survey.