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Thirsk

North Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Thirsk and Boroughbridge, Chop Gate, Easingwold, Helmsley, Northallerton, Pickhill, Ripon

England / North Yorkshire / Thirsk

Thirsk’s seven Slow Ways are 46% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 4/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Thirsk from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Boroughbridge—Thirsk
Borthi one Pioneer me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 80m Descent 98m
Northallerton—Thirsk
Northi one Survey me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 123m Descent 115m
Pickhill—Thirsk
Picthi one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 45m Descent 53m
Ripon—Thirsk
Ripthi one Pioneer me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 137m Descent 141m
Thirsk—Easingwold
Thieas one Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 178m Descent 177m
Thirsk—Easingwold
Thieas two Survey me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent - Descent -
Thirsk—Easingwold
Thieas four Review me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent - Descent -
Thirsk—Helmsley
Thihel one Review me Distance 23km/15mi Ascent 468m Descent 492m
Thirsk—Helmsley
Thihel two Review me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 617m Descent 640m
Thirsk—Chop Gate
Thircho one Pioneer me Distance 30km/19mi Ascent 714m Descent 582m

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Collective progress

48% of Thirsk’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

7/10

reviewed

0/10

surveyed

2/10

verified

4 people have contributed to Thirsk’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Thirsk

143km out of 221km have been walked and reviewed

259km of reviews have been shared in Thirsk

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A good route although the two obstacles previously mentioned (broken bridge and the impassable hedge) are still blocking this route....

Andrew Davies

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An excellent route, quite direct but off road, mainly on farm tracks, quiet lanes and the grassy edges of fields. When I walked the only place open for lunch was the Carlton Inn. The road into Thirsk seems a much better option than the route one, where the paths don't seem to exist and the fields are wild....

Andrew Davies

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An enjoyable walk, Which although much was on roads to avoid the flooded fields, was safe and made for a good day out....

Tim Ryan

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Thirsk—Easingwold

Tim Ryan added Thieas four, a new walk from Thirsk to Easingwold

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Markdecosemo took this photo on Thieas two

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I’ve included some photos that show you have to climb an electric fence at a footbridge approaching Peep-o-Day. It is insulated and safe but be aware...

Markdecosemo

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There is a path from Thirsk that joins the route heading north out of Thirsk (going behind the Church) and it is an alternative which avoids roads....

Markdecosemo

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Philip Le Marquand took this photo on Northi one

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It was here I had my first diversion as the path was closed to repair footbridges. After this there was a short section of corn field which was fun but the a section along the railway line which was gruelling as There was no clear path as the farmer had ploughed.right to the edge leaving you a choice of wading through long wet grass and nettles or collecting mud on your boots from his field....

Philip Le Marquand

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Philip Le Marquand took this photo on Thieas two

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My only problem was the weather on the day I walked it, which meant everything was wet and e ery bit of mud was an accident waiting to happen. I won't mark down the route because of the weather though....

Philip Le Marquand

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At the time I walked it, much was overgrown particularly alongside the river Swale between Skipton Bridge and Holme....

Tim Ryan

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Thirsk—Easingwold

Tim Ryan added Thieas two, a new walk from Thirsk to Easingwold

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Easier to walk around the lane round this field -. In Thieas(2) I am suggesting an alternative here, which will use Green Lane a by-way between Moor Lane and the A170 which is paved into and out of Thirsk....

Tim Ryan

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It is well signed, safe and apart from a short section on the caravan route on Mill Dike Lane near Carlton Husthwaite all the road sections are on quiet roads or are paved - even this section of 100 metres length has a wide grass verge at the side. Good refreshment stops on route....

Tim Ryan

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Thirsk—Helmsley

Tim Ryan added Thihel two, a new walk from Thirsk to Helmsley

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The section between Green Lane and Thirsk during my visit posed a couple of problems, but nothing that couldn't be overcome....

Tim Ryan

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Photos are of Thirsk Market Place, Green Lane, Cold Kirby and the view from Whitestone Cliff....

Tim Ryan

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It can be avoided by going down Brockholme lane onto the road and on to the farm lane at Martin's Folly Cottages and following until back on the way south of Thornborough farm....

Tim Ryan

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Boroughbridge—Thirsk

Slow Ways added Borthi one, a new walk from Boroughbridge to Thirsk

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Northallerton—Thirsk

Slow Ways added Northi one, a new walk from Northallerton to Thirsk

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Pickhill—Thirsk

Slow Ways added Picthi one, a new walk from Pickhill to Thirsk

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Ripon—Thirsk

Slow Ways added Ripthi one, a new walk from Ripon to Thirsk

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Thirsk—Easingwold

Slow Ways added Thieas one, a new walk from Thirsk to Easingwold

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Thirsk—Helmsley

Slow Ways added Thihel one, a new walk from Thirsk to Helmsley

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Thirsk—Chop Gate

Slow Ways added Thircho one, a new walk from Thirsk to Chop Gate

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Thirsk’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE4296482090

Lat / Lon

54.23274° / -1.34240°

Easting / Northing

442,964E / 482,090N

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