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First steps walk – Thixendale, Yorkshire Wolds


1 June 2024    
10:00 - 14:00

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What?  Would you like to take your girls out of the meeting place but are not sure where to start?  Do you lack confidence in navigation skills or where to find suitable routes?  Have you thought about working towards Level 1 Walking but want some practical experience?  Or do you just want to enjoy a walk with like-minded people and learn new skills along the way?

This is one of a series of half day walks for 2024 taking place across the region.  These are designed to be walks that you could take girls on without a qualification so long as you have the skills and confidence.  They will generally be along paths and tracks, through fields, woods or parkland.  They will not include long stretches of moorland or lots of hills.  They will usually be planned either from one of  Girlguiding’s residential centres/campsites or near an urban area which has many units.  If this sounds like what you would enjoy keep an eye on the website as each new walk is launched.  Hopefully there will be one not too far away from where you live.

Location: From Thixendale In the Yorkshire Wolds. Easily accessible from North Yorkshre South, East Yorkshire and North Yorkshire North East counties.

Map OS 300 ( 1:25k) or LR 100 (1:50k)          Distance 10km (approx. 4 hours)

Meet at: Church Grid Ref SE842611  post code for Cross Keys which is at one end of Village is YO17 9TG

Route: From Parking near church, in Thixendale then going in anticlockwise direction past the pub via the Centenary way to the old Medieval village of Wharram Percy. Returning along the Yorkshire Wolds way.

The route is on good paths & tracks. With a few short ascents & descents. Through mixed farmland. Mixture of wildlife flora and fauna to be seen.

There is the possibility of livestock so please no dogs.

Practical Details: Please bring a drink & some lunch which will aim to have at the Medieval Village.

What to wear – Walking boots which will cope with muddy sections and uneven surfaces. Layers for varying temperatures. Waterproof jacket and trousers. Please do not wear jeans. Try to avoid cotton trousers. 

What to bring – Day rucksack for drink, snacks, suncream, hat, waterproof clothing.  Please bring a compass if you have one. A printout of the map will be available. Any personal medication.

Cost?  £5 to cover mileage of walk leader plus a copy of the route for those who do not have a map of their own. This is non-refundable but is an appropriate cost to claim from unit funds.

How to apply?

Please complete the ‘Booking’ section below!  All bookings are subject to the following Booking Terms and Conditions.

Ticket sales will close at 11.30 pm on Sunday 26 May 2024.

Payments can be made via Paypal, card or BACS. If you wish to pay by card make sure you click on the ‘Debit or Credit Card’ link just below the ‘Paypal’ one.  If you wish to pay by BACS click on the dropdown arrow next to ‘Pay by paypal’ and it will give you the BACS option.  BACS payments must be received within 48 working hours of booking or we reserve the right to cancel your booking.


Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking this ticket you are agreeing to the Girlguiding North East England booking terms and conditions as follows.

Cancellation by Participant – Cancellation must be made via email or in writing to the Girlguiding North East England office. No refunds are payable on cancellation by the Participant.

Cancellation by Girlguiding North East England – Girlguiding North East England reserves the right to modify or cancel the event if unforeseen circumstances arise. In the event of cancellation being made by Girlguiding North East England a full refund of the event fee paid to Girlguiding North East England will be made to participants.

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Any queries?  Please contact the region office – or NEE Walking adviser –


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