Thixendale - Wharram Percy - Thixendale

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Thixendale is a small village reached by narrow roads with passing places through the deep, narrow valleys of the Yorkshire Wolds. These are chalk hills raised by the earth movements which created the Alps and were carved into the deep valleys by the last Ice Age. The population of the village is around 130. It has a pub, the Cross Keys, a post office and a magnificent village hall in which local volunteers provide light refreshment on Sundays. Outside the hall is a splendid display depicting the history of the village and surrounding countryside.

The walk to Wharram Percy follows the Wolds Way. Look for the white acorns on the sign posts. There are some quite steep climbs and paths above the valleys giving spectacular views into the valley bottoms. The excavations and ruined church of Wharram Percy reveal a history going back many centuries and this is described and illustrated on the information boards around the site. If shelter is needed, part of the church has a roof. This can be seen on the introductory photograph.

The return journey joins the Centenary Way and is mainly an easy gentle walk back to Thixendale.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Yorkshire Wolds


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Tea Shop, Wildlife

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